SFCP Library News February, 2014

SFCP Library News February, 2014

by Alyson Barrett-Ryan, MA, MLIS


SFCP Videos on PEP-Web

As many of you are aware, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing has a new online video streaming platform. During my time here at the SFCP Library, numerous SFCP members have made the good suggestion that we upload SFCP’s rich audiovisual content to a streaming web platform. Until now, technical and financial challenges have prevented us from hosting and streaming our own video collection, so the ability of PEP-Web to host, stream, not to mention transcribe and distribute our audiovisual holdings to a broad audience, is a tremendous opportunity. Over the past two months, Assistant Librarian Eric Rosen and I have been working with several SFCP members and PEP administrators to post three videos on PEP-Web’s platform.

The inclusion of SFCP audiovisual resources on the PEP-Web platform is possible for several reasons. We are so grateful to collaborate with presenters who are open and generous with their time and intellectual contributions. Additionally, SFCP has had members and librarians, most recently Susanna Bonetti, with the foresight to record a wide variety of events and presentations over the years. The Center is also very fortunate to have Eric Rosen, an audiovisual conversion expert, working onsite. The project takes into account considerations of confidentiality, copyright and authorship, as well as the condition of the original recording and staff time constraints. We started the project by focusing on films presented by current members, chosen from a list reviewed by the PEP-Web Board. Our first three contributions to the PEP-Web platform are:

Almond, R. J. (2002). Commentary on “The holding function of theory for the analyst: Conviction derived from unitary or integrated models.” Delivered at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.

Marcus, M. G. (2003). A psychoanalytic organizational consultation. Delivered at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.

Wallerstein, R.S. (2003). The nature of psychoanalysis as a science. Delivered at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society.

You will find the videos here.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact me. I hope to have more positive news to report about our expanding online video collection in the near future!

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