About Library Channel
- General info
You can share and embed our videos to different sites or blogs and show them in an event or as a part of a lesson in Finland or abroad. The videos don’t have a limited release time, you are able to watch and listen to them without any limitations. All materials produced by Library Channel are licensed with a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA).
- Technical info
Librarychannel.fi-site has been created using WordPress. Library Channel uses Vimeo to upload its videos and SoundCloud to upload its audio from where they’ll be imported to the librarychannel.fi-site. So you can also watch Library Channel’s videos on Vimeo and listen to audio in SoundCloud. Library Channel also has a YouTube-channel where you’ll find a small, selected collection of its videos.
Library Channel live-streams events as multi-camera productions and uses Vimeo as broadcasting platform. From Vimeo we can embed the videowindow into different sites. For example we stream to Facebook and Youtube if needed.
All the videos are available in SD-, HD- and Mobile formats and you can view them in almost every device that can play Flash- or HTML5-videos.
Library Channel has three full-time employees and an editorial board that meets twice a year. The board’s purpose is to promote synergy between different operators.
Library Channel crew
Riitta Taarasti: Editor and Producer
Panu Somerma: Video Production
Mikko Helander: Video Production
Library Channel’s extended crew
Anna-Maria Malm, Libraries.fi: Translator and Assistant Editor for productions in Swedish
Harri Oksanen, Libraries.fi: Graphic Designer
Library Channel’s editorial board members
Susanne Ahlroth, Senior Library Advisor, Regional State Administrative Agencies
Tuija Guttorm, kirjasto- ja kulttuuritoimenjohtaja, Utsjoen kirjasto
Mikko Helander, Video Production, Library Channel – Libraries.fi
Päivikki Karhula, Chief Information specialist, Library of Parliament
Teemu Kokkonen, IT Designer, National Library of Finland
Riikka Kulmala, Lecturer, Library and Information Services, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Vesa Liminka, AKE Information Specialist, Vaara Libraries
Päivi Litmanen-Peitsala, Communications Planner, Libraries.fi
Heini Oikkonen-Kerman, Head of Library, Arcada
Riikka Rajala, Organisational Secretary, Finnish Library Association
Sari Siekkinen, Producer, Yle Entertainment & Culture
Panu Somerma, Video Production, Library Channel – Libraries.fi
Minna Suikka, Information Specialist, Helsinki University Library
Riitta Taarasti, Editor and Producer, Library Channel – Libraries.fi
Riitta Vivolin-Karén, Producer, The Sign-Language Library
Everything started with the Kirjastokanava-project which was initially started together with Kuntakanava (currently Kunta.TV) on the 10th of january 2009. The first user interface was published 11.12.2009 and the first videos were mainly interviews of authors and book presentations of newly published books. Interviews were made by editors Seppo Toivonen, Karo Hämäläinen and Riitta Taarasti. Due to the release of Library Channel, the radio- and video productions of different libraries have been centralized to a single website, where all programmes are easily found, utilized and shared. Librarychannel.fi’s properties are constantly being developed along with its video production.
Library Channel is being produced by funds granted to Libraries.fi by Ministry of Education and Culture.