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Library Channel’s livestreams are free for everyone to watch. Watching the streams do not require separate logins or pre-registration. Presentations from seminars etc. streamed live by Library Channel will be published after each event, every presentation as its own video. At that point, the recording of the whole event will be hidden and replaced by captioned videos of individual presentations that always follow the accessibility guidelines. The presentations are always captioned within two weeks of the event and are available until further notice.

Upcoming livestreams

  • to 19.5.2022 klo 9–14.30: Pitääkö olla huolissaan? Kirjastot syrjäytymistä ehkäisemässä -webinaari
    Lisätietoja löydät koulutuspäivän järjestän AVI Kirjastotoimen sivuilta

NB! The daily programmes may change due to COVID-19. There might be changes with the dates and contents. We observe the situation and act according to general instructions.

Did you miss the live stream? Want to watch the presentations again?

You will also be able to watch live presentations afterwards. You can find them listed on the Aiemmat suoralähetykset page (Past live page) by event. Each link opens with a view where you can find all the presentations for that event, each presentation in its own video.
Watch previous live performances (page In Finnish)

Terms of use for the published livestream recordings

The videos won’t be used for commercial purposes or given out to third parties. Videos released on Library Channel can nevertheless be freely shared on social media, embedded into blogs and websites as well as shown in classrooms in Finland and abroad. The recordings can be watched and listened to without limits and don’t have a limited release time. All the recordings are released under a Creative Commons- license (CC BY-NC-SA)*.
Creative Commons  in English

* You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
    The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.
    Under the following terms:
    – Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    – NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
    – ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Problems watching the livestream?

If you encounter difficulties watching our livestream, you can alternatively try watching it on our Vimeo channel as well. You can also send us feedback in the chat window of the livestream or through our other channels.

Instructions for the livestreamed event’s organisers

The idea of livestreaming is to make participation in a seminar or training day possible for people who don’t have the possibility to participate in the event on-site. Library Channel wants to better geographical equality and reachability of those events.

Here is a list of tips for persons organizing events that are live-streamed. By following the list you will ensure that the preparation of the livestreams go smoothly and effectively. Also the information about the livestreamed event will reach the potential remote participants.

  • Promote the event and emphasise the possibility of remote participation via livestream
    Many event organisers are worried that mentioning the possibility of remote participation when promoting the event will decrease the amount of participants on-site. In Library Channel’s experience this worry is unnecessary. Participating in the event allows you to meet colleagues and talk to them. Following the livestream is a good substitute if one doesn’t have the possibility to make it to the event on-site. So remember to promote the possibility of remote participation throughout the event’s whole marketing process! Library Channel will also participate in the marketing of the event but the main responsibility lies with the organiser of the event. 
  • Preparations for an upcoming livestream event with Library Channel
    Making one whole day livestreaming -event happen takes up to about ten work days from the whole Library Channel team. The livestream event organiser should be in contact with Library Channel concerning the following things, ensuring effective execution and good quality:
    Venue & Location: The Library Channel team is required to know in advance what kind of venue the event is organised in to ensure that the internet connection(LAN), sound and lighting are good enough to make the livestream possible. The best way to do this is to arrange for the Library Channel team to visit the event’s venue beforehand with the technician. 
    Assembling the equipment: We need 3 hours prior to the event in order to assemble our equipment as well as testing it and a walkthrough of the event’s programme together. Assembly of the equipment for an event that starts before 11 AM will be done on the previous day. If your event is starting at 9 AM, please make sure you have reserved the venue for at least 3 hours on the previous day. After the event we’ll need about an hour for the disassembly.
    Sound system: If there is a sound system in the venue, can one get summed audio out of it? For us the best option for that is an XLR-connection. Does the event have a dedicated sound guy? If so, we need his/hers contact information.
    Open LAN-port: We do not stream over a wireless network! The location has to have an open LAN-port that has an upload speed of at least 8Mb/s. Our streaming platform is Vimeo and we use the following ports for sending the stream: TCP 1935 (RTMP), TCP 80 (HTTP), TCP 443 (HTTPS) and UDP 53. All of the ports should be open to inbound and outbound traffic. NB! the network CAN NOT HAVE A BROWSER LOGIN PAGE! (If you are unsure of any of the previously mentioned things, please contact us).
    Filming permit and Imprimatur from all performers: Every performer has to give permission to live-stream and publish the recording of said livestream. As a part of the preliminaries the organisers and Library Channel will decide which of the two will request for permission. If the organisers make the requests, Library Channel will provide a document template for the organisers that has all the information concerning the permission. If the performer doesn’t give permission to livestream his or her performance, there’ll be a break instead. Or if some performer gives permission to live-stream but doesn’t want the recording to be available for viewing afterwards that’s fine too of course. However, these restrictions have to be known in advance so that the people who have planned to watch a certain part of the livestreamed event either live or as a recording. Library Channel doesn’t want to disappoint their viewers.
    All performers use the same laptop: A laptop provided by Library Channel will be used that has all the necessary programs for presenting. The laptop will not be switched out during the stream in order to avoid problems. Make sure that the presenters deliver their presentations in good time before the event. As a part of the preliminaries the organiser and Library Channel will agree on who the presentations will be delivered to and when. It is important that the organisers will take care of opening and switching out the presentations between presenters. Any special requests, for example capturing other devices into the stream, will need to be notified in advance.
    Information about music and videos used by the performers: If the presenters are planning to use music or videos in their presentation, we need to know about it because of copyright etc.
    Event’s programme: Library Channel requires the event’s final programme at least a week before the event. We always make graphics tailored for the livestreamed event in question, where the viewers can see the day’s schedule, information about the performers, the hashtag of the event (if used) and breaks in the programme.
    Information on whether a chat or message board is used for the event: Are the viewers able to comment and send messages, i.e. will the chat be opened by Library Channel or will the event organiser’s message board be in use? At the same time it should be agreed upon who will follow the message board/chat and how the messages will be a part of the stream.
    The MC or host of the event: Library Channel requires information about the host for the event at least a week before. It will be taken into account in the graphics of the event and camera placement. Also we will go through the event’s programme with the host and decide on who passes the mic around for questions from the audience. It’s crucial for the livestream viewers that questions and comments are spoken into the mic for them to hear properly. We’ll also agree on who checks Twitter, Facebook and chat etc. if someone watching remotely participates in the discussion via those services.

Instructions for the performers of a livestreamed event

It’s advisable that the performers of the event would take the remote viewers into account by for example greeting them and telling them that they can send comments and questions to the performer.

A mic for the audience is always used in live-streamed events so that the remote participants can hear the audience’s questions and comments. If someone from the audience doesn’t use the mic for some reason, it’s advisable that the performer would repeat the question before answering it. That way the remote viewers will be equal to the people attending and they also get to hear the audience discussing.

Instructions for the webinar’s organisers

Webinars are a fine alternative to live seminars when a livestreamed event with on-site participants isn’t possible due to lack of funds or crowd restrictions etc.   

Here is a list of tips for persons organising webinars. By following the list you will ensure that the preparation of the livestreams go smoothly and effectively. Also the information about the webinar will reach the potential remote participants.

  • Promote the event
    All parties win if your webinars have lots of people watching them. Spread the word about your event broadly in different channels e.g. newsletters, social media, Libraries.fi’s “ammattikalenteri” and different groups/channels that have to do with the topic of the webinar. Library Channel will also participate in the marketing of the event but the main responsibility lies with the organiser of the event.
  • Preparations for a webinar with Library Channel
    Making a whole day webinar event happen takes up to about ten work days from the whole Library Channel team. The livestream event organiser should be in contact with Library Channel concerning the following things, ensuring effective execution and good quality:
    Filming permit and Imprimatur from all performers: Every performer has to give permission to live-stream and publish the recording of said livestream. As a part of the preliminaries the organisers and Library Channel will decide which of the two will request for permission. If the organisers make the requests, Library Channel will provide a document template for the organisers that has all the information concerning the permission. If the performer doesn’t give permission to live-stream his or her performance, there’ll be a break instead. Or if some performer gives permission to live-stream but doesn’t want the recording to be available for viewing afterwards that’s fine too of course. However, these restrictions have to be known in advance so that the people who have planned to watch a certain part of the livestreamed event either live or as a recording. Library Channel doesn’t want to disappoint their viewers.
    Information about music and videos used by the performers: If the presenters are planning to use music or videos in their presentation, we need to know about it because of copyright etc.
    Event’s programme: Library Channel requires the event’s final programme at least a week before the event. We always make graphics tailored for the livestreamed event in question, where the viewers can see the day’s schedule, information about the performers, the hashtag of the event (if used) and breaks in the programme.
    Information on whether a chat or message board is used for the event: Are the viewers able to comment and send messages, i.e. will the chat be opened by Library Channel or will the event organiser’s message board be in use? At the same time it should be agreed upon who will follow the message board/chat and how the messages will be a part of the stream.
    The MC or host of the event: Library Channel requires information about the host for the event at least a week before. It will be taken into account in the graphics of the event and the testing sessions. Also we will go through the event’s programme with the host. We’ll also agree on who checks Twitter, Facebook and chat etc. if someone watching remotely participates in the discussion via those services.

Instructions for the performers of a webinar

Library Channel always has a testing session with each of the webinar’s performers. We use Doodle to book the testing sessions, we’ll send an invite to book a time through Doodle a week before the webinar at the latest.  If possible, submit your presentation to kirjastokaista1@gmail.com. We will test the remote access connection as well as changing your Powerpoint slides remotely. We recommend testing from the same location with the same network connection as on the day of the actual stream. Before connecting on your browser, you should close any additional programs, especially Teams, Zoom and other communication programs.

Recommended technology:
– Wired internet connection, i.e. a network cable attached to the computer
– Headset (headset-microphone combination)
– The latest Google Chrome browser

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