PBS, and a number of affiliated noncommercial stations are partnering to offer a new online educational service and platform. The service, PBS Learning Media (http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/) will be made available to teachers, their students, and their families without charge. The service provides access to more than 14,000 items of educational value, including materials from PBS, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, etc.
PBS plans on introducing portals customized to local educational standards and needs, starting this fall.
This is a good example of what can be done by repackaging and repurposing content, developing new uses and markets. Also, the organization, search capabilities, and integration of supporting materials shows how value can be added to existing content, making it more discoverable and usable.
Source: "PBS Launches New Digital Media Education Platform," Multichannel News
PBS Learning Media portal: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org