The PEP Archive @ http://www.pep-web.org/ will shortly be extended to include a Video Platform. It will allow PEP to upload and save films to a new video archive integrated with the existing text archive.

The first videos in the archive (a Beta collection) will be online and available to view by all PEP subscribers by July 31st 2013. At this stage there are very few films so that what you will see is a demonstration of how things will work, not a finished product. We will be seeking to add content from many different sources covering many different issues over the coming months and years.

What we want to stress now is the exciting and unusual feature of the platform – which makes it much more than a collection of videos.

All spoken material in the videos has been transcribed to text and is integrated and fully searchable with theexisting journal and book archive. To see how it works go now to: http://www.pep-web.org/ and Click the Video tab for a demonstration of the rolling transcripts accompanying the pictures and sound.

The material available at the moment is very limited. So it is the platform not the content we are showing off!

Long term the new project aims to bring together and preserve all existing audio visual material of interest and relevance to psychoanalytic thinking, practice and research, as well as to encourage the creation of new material. As a result we intend and expect the available material to grow rapidly and for the video archive (linked to and part of the text archive) to become a valuable resource for research, study and teaching, particularly in places where the availability of teachers with experience is limited.

Warning in the next few weeks!

PEP has no experience to determine how much you will use the video, which ones you will look at or how many people will look at once. So it is possible the system will get beyond its capacity. If so, come back at another time. It will take us a while to work out the best approach.

 Do you know Videos we could include?

We are looking for videos and advice about where to get them. F or content we judge to be suitable, PEP will handle all the production beyond the videos themselves, i.e., all the digitization, tagging, transcribing, transcoding, etc.

Most material on PEPWEB will be published by non-exclusive arrangements – meaning it will not prevent a video owner using it in any other way they chose. The transcripts can also be made available for other uses by the copyright holders.

Click here to tell us about videos you know about and how they can appear on PEPWEB.

Becoming a Publisher of PEP Video

Some Institutes, universities or individuals may have or wish to create series of films under their own banner to deliver through the PEP platform integrated to the archive texts. University College London and the Institute of Psychoanalysis are current example but others are in the pipeline.

Most material on PEPWEB will be published by non-exclusive arrangements – meaning it will not prevent a video owner using it in any other way they chose. The transcripts can also be made available for other uses by the copyright holders.

Please contact us if you would like information. r.pilkington@ucl.ac.uk

$100,000 Dollars Available for Grants to Make Videos about Psychoanalytic Practice and Thinking!

To see if you would like to apply for funds or to suggest the idea to someone else click here.

PLEASE NOTE. Material is all currently in English. But it is not intended the Video project will be limited to one language and there are translation possibilities – announcement will be made on the pepweb site.