29 Nov 2012
Welcome to the ISN’s New Video Features
They're here! In order to serve the members of our community better, today we roll out a new Video Page and also include new video holdings in the ISN Digital Library.
Dear ISN Users and Supporters:
When in the summer of 2011 we started working on our Strategic Plan 2012-2015, we knew that we had to do at least two things. In the first case, we knew we had to diversify our content. At the time, we only had one reliable “daily attractor” to bring you to the ISN website. Throughout most of 2012, however, we're happy (and proud) to say that you've had five reasons to visit our site often and to make multiple stops on each visit.
Well, that took care of the content part of our Strategic Plan, but what about our second goal or requirement? We knew that we had to diversify our unique Digital Library – i.e., we had to make it a multimedia repository. Storing and providing PDF documents is all well and good, we observed to ourselves, but what about all the other rich data that is increasingly available to researchers and students today? In response to this question, we are now adding yet another reason for you to visit our website and yet another reason to use our specialized Digital Library.
When you go to our Library, you'll not only find the usual PDF items but video ones as well. We're starting with just a couple of hundred videos for now but never fear. We have over 1,400 additional ones in the pipeline and we'll be adding them (along with newly created ones) very, very quickly.
Additionally, when you go to our new Video Page you'll see new videos provided every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (They're in addition to the videos you'll continue to see on our site's Front Page.)
So, welcome aboard. We hope you like and use these new features, both to satisfy your interests and to support your research. Be aware, though, that we're not done here. Our next step in 2013 is to add thousands of podcasts and audio presentations to our Digital Library. Why? Simply to serve you better.
Best wishes and ‘happy using’,
The ISN Staff
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)