Clipper Project Manchester & London Workshops & First Prototype

Clipper: Enhancing Time Based Media for Research

A collaboration between The City of Glasgow College, The Open University and Reachwill Ltd., Funded by Jisc


The Clipper project is developing a free and open source software toolkit to support researchers in all disciplines who work with digital audio-visual media and we would like to extend a warm invite you to attend our upcoming free community consultation workshops in October 2015, engage in comment, feedback and discussion about our online prototypes and arrange discussion meetings (for further information – please see below and via the web links). After each workshop we shall be releasing a prototype based on the feedback received.

The next Clipper community consultation workshop takes place at Manchester School of Art, Wednesday 14th October and starts at 10:00

The final Clipper community consultation workshop takes place at British Library, London, Monday 26th October and starts at 10:00

Our first working prototype is now available to try online and can be accessed at this page together with demonstration videos and support notes.

Clipper Toolkit Description    (from our brochure)

Clipper enables researchers to create and share virtual-clips from online media without altering the original data files. Clipper enables you to mark the start and end of interesting events while playing audio or video data files through a standard web browser. You can add rich text annotations to each clip, and combine clips into playlists (cliplists). For the latest overview of the Clipper Toolkit and what it does please visit this page

By the end of November, through this process of consultation and co-design, we aim to have a working prototype that demonstrates the toolkit working with different online audio-visual collections. Our aim for phase 3 in 2016 is to produce an online demonstrator for possible national services, institutional deployments and personal research tools.

Workshop Content and Formats

Morning session – general. Afternoon session – a little more technical.

10:00 Arrival, registration and tea / coffee

10:30 Introductions, project overview and aims

10:45 Demonstration of prototype system, initial feedback & discussion

11:15 Hands-on session, feedback (please bring laptop & use Chrome browser)

12:00 Implications for data management, service development and policy – discussion

12:30 – 1:30 lunch, discussions and networking

13:30 Hands-on session (please bring laptop & use Chrome browser) code inspection and walkthrough, ideas and requirements for institutional deployment / national service.

15:00 Close

Workshop direct weblinks:



Further Information about the Clipper Project and links to the online demos and prototypes:

Clipper Prototype 1:

What is Clipper? The most up to date summary of what we are aiming to do and the toolkit capabilities

Clipper Brochure

About the Clipper project:

The Jisc funding programme:

Research data management: For those colleagues who are particularly concerned with the management of research data we would like to draw their attention to this blog post: