New York | Heidelberg, 20 June 2019. Springer Nature is launching a new collection of educational, standalone, peer-reviewed videos on its online content platform SpringerLink. Available from July, the videos cover a wide range of content from demonstrations of surgical techniques to tailored lecture series and interviews with researchers. Content for the videos is created by academics and practitioners, many of whom have previously published in Springer Nature's journal and book portfolios. All videos are reviewed both internally and externally by subject experts to ensure accuracy and quality.
"Video as a format is increasingly relevant for information transfer in academia, in educational settings, and for sharing research findings. We are very excited to be able to offer scientists and students in the academic community a new, interactive, and engaging learning space. Springer Nature Video offers curated content that showcases ‘Discovery in Motion', and will serve as an important step in our mission to help researchers advance discovery," said Welmoed Spahr, Vice President Video Development at Springer Nature.
Springer Nature Video includes links to supporting references in CrossRef and Google Scholar, as well as to related book and journal content on SpringerLink. Rich metadata and full transcripts on the video and the clip-level are also provided, and the videos meet international web accessibility criteria. Springer Nature Video will be available via subscriptions to collections curated by discipline. Each collection is currently made up of 40 videos which will expand to around 100 videos per collection by the end of this year. Medicine and Professional and Applied Computing will be the first collections to launch, available from July 2019. Further video collections in the fields of Business and Management and Engineering are expected to follow in 2020.
Dr Giuseppe Cinalli, neurosurgeon and contributor to Springer Nature Video, said: "Simulation training videos are nowadays an essential component of knowledge in many areas, and surgery is no exception. The importance of videos to learn surgical procedures, teach techniques and reinforce the idea of a surgical strategy cannot be underestimated. I was enthusiastic about contributing to Springer Nature Video because I think that there is great potential for a reputable publisher to enter the video market. Today we have many easy-to-use tools that can help us make good videos, and the Springer Nature technical team is ready to provide support for any problem that can arise. The short processing and production times make it really worthwhile participating in this project."
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