Many years ago I started recording seminars and lectures for the Westmead Psychotherapy Group and ANZAP at Westmead Hospital. It wasn’t long before this began developing into something bigger.
We first developed Psyche Visual and later Sexual Health Visual under the banner of Audio Visual Archives and over a number of years we developed an extensive collection of video’s from lectures and conferences around the world.
A year ago, under the steerage of our new General Manager, Neil Schultz, we began the process of evolving our website into a more modern and user friendly version. For various technical reasons. this has been a long process, much longer than we had anticipated but it is finally here and we are excited to now be at the stage of opening it up.
Previously, users subscribed to either Psyche Visual or Sexual Health Visual but now, subscribers will access to our entire library, doubling the value of subscriptions.
We are also looking forward to expanding the contents of our library, to go beyond the areas of psychological and psychosexual health and into other areas of interest.
We hope that you will continue to join us on the journey and we look forward to bringing you more interesting material.
I have been working with Audio Visual Archives for the past year and I hope to be able to help its evolution into something bigger. In its infancy, AVA was an inspirational and new offering that sought to make the latest technical information available to practitioners, even if they could not attend the latest conference.
This was especially helpful for practitioners in countries where access to the latest information was not always easy. Its focus was initially on psychotherapy and later a sexual health library was added. The last year has been spent creating a new online space for users to work with our content, a space that is being launched today. It is designed in a way that should be intuitive and familiar to anyone who accesses online video material in today’s multimedia world.
Another change has been to amalgamate the existing two libraries. Now, instead of separately subscribing to PsycheVisual or Sexual Health Visual, users will now subscribe to our combined library in Owl Talks. Even though the libraries have been combined and users can access a much wider array of material, the price has been maintained, so the value of the subscription has doubled.
In the last couple of months we have added content from three recent conferences and have live events scheduled in coming months for STARTTS and Westmead Psychotherapy.
We are also seeking to be able to broaden our content beyond the current two main areas of interest, and provide a wider array of academic conference and lecture content in the future.
If you have any other suggestions or comments I would be pleased if you could email me.