WARNING: this installation profile hasn't been updated in almost a year at this point, and no longer pulls current releases of the included modules. Until one of the Open Media Project partners has the time to create or fund a new release, it is recommended that you avoid this profile and instead visit the individual module pages to obtain current releases. A listing of the individual modules and information on the current status of the project can be found on the group page.
The primary goal of the Open Media Install Profile is to leverage Drupal to give local communities more control over their public access channel. The system is built on several existing modules and custom modules developed to meet the workflow needs of a public access station.
The Open Media Install Profile is also committed to developing modules that are flexible enough for a variety of uses beyond public access channels.
This profile will eventually include the following features and functionality,
Online Video (Show)
Make content availabble online 24/7. The process for submitting video content to station for broadcast is integrated into an online video submission process. As producers submit video content, they provide the metadata through an easy-to-use webform. This metadata makes video content searchable on the Internet. Once submitted, the Open Media Project tools automatically create broadcast and web-quality video formats.
Community-Based Scheduling (OM Broadcast Sync, OM Timeslot Scheduler)
Automatically create a viewer-driven broadcast schedule. The Open Media Project tools dynamically create program schedules based on rules defined by the station, putting the community in charge of program scheduling. This model encourages community members to get their friends and neighbors view and vote for their shows to receive more visibility on the local cable TV station. Scheduling rules can be based on viewer votes, website views, show language, show theme, program length or an other information that is programmatically provided through the metadata collection process. Viewers can vote for video content online or via SMS text message.
Equipment Reservations (MERCI)
Create and manage equipment reservations online, anytime. Providing these functions online give users the ability to manage their own use of facilities and resources without the limitation of hours of operations and staff availability. Integration with CiviCRM, the Open Media Tools limit access to reserve equipment, resources and facilities based on a member's membership type, membership status and certifications.
Social Networking (OM Project, Crew Connect)
Connect your community. The OMP tools transforms a station's website into a social networking site, targeted at communities that other social networking sites are neglecting. Combining the ability for producers to find and request crew for video project, showcase video content, provide commentary and receive feedback on that content engages communities in conversations that reflect their own priorities.
Video Sharing (June 2010)
Digital bicycling is a reality. The OMP tools facilitate content sharing among stations, exchanging video content from one location to another on demand through a shared media repository. Producers have the ability to share their content on a global platform, licensing their content with Creative Commons, and using Archive.org