The SlidesLive team prides themselves on pushing the boundaries of technology. We’re always looking to optimize our website and upgrade our features, which is why we’ve recently released version 3 of our browser-based recorder tool and a newly designed SlidesLive homepage. But there’s always something more in the works at SlidesLive.
The Virtual Library of Alexandria
One of SlidesLive’s well-known features is the online library where you can find tons of professionally recorded talks. This digital library functions as a safe virtual space for conferences and talks to live on, almost like a 21st century Library of Alexandria. SlidesLive’s company mission is to preserve recorded content for future generations, so we’re always looking to add to our library as well as increase our content’s lifespan.
But in order to upgrade this feature of the SlidesLive website, we wanted to understand what users thought should be improved first. That’s why the team adopted user-testing to plan out what needed to change in order to improve the library’s design for the future.
After months of planning, the library is currently in development, and we can’t wait to share it with you soon! Users will experience improved aesthetics as well as easier searching and category navigation upon release of the new library.
The SlidesLive team has also worked on vaulting, meaning that SlidesLive-recorded talks and presentations will be stored for longer than ever before in the digital library. Using a specialized hard drive, we’re able to ensure the safety of recordings for over 1000 years. While some content on the internet currently isn’t entirely secure for the future, SlidesLive’s library will function as its own safe digital vault to ensure that information stays available for as long as possible.
With this increased lifespan, the ability for future generations to learn about the present day — current events, latest technology of the time, etc. — is safe. In the future, we plan to experiment with the newest technology, hopefully allowing us to store recordings for eternity. A SlidesLive recorded talk or event is one that lives on, and we’re excited to improve on that feature.
Be on the lookout for new updates regarding SlidesLive’s newest release: the updated library! We’ve listened to users’ feedback, and we can’t wait to share what months of planning and design has produced. In the meantime, check out our website and stay updated on our blog for the latest information. And if you have any thoughts or ideas that may help us excel our library further, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!