While developing “THE WAR” web site for PBS, IK was chosen by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s National Center for Outreach to produce a tool for gathering stories from World War II veterans and their families. In less than eight months since THE WAR premiered on PBS, over four thousand stories have been submitted. This tool, called StoryShare is currently in use by 80 PBS stations across the country. IK designed “StoryShare” to function as a user-generated content tool that can collect video, audio or text-based stories submitted by the public. These stories are added to a searchable database that can be integrated into the station’s web site. StoryShare has been used on a number of PBS.org sites that have benefited from the rich content available from opening the site to comments, ideas and stories from the public.
Highly intuitive user-generated content submission process
All content submissions are automatically stored in an online, searchable database
Advanced video processing including transcoding and hosting of all user video submissions
Submissions can be browsed with an easy to use mapping interface or with several theme or location based menus