For those of you who would benefit from access to some cool (and sometimes random) indie content through this.I used to do outreach for them but I also have films on there, alongside many other indies (and some small distributors). It could prove helpful.
Best, Rachel Dear Reframe Partner, We are excited to announce a new service to all Reframe partners: OverDrive. OverDrive ( <http://www.overdrive.com/About/> http://www.overdrive.com/About/) is one of the nation's largest distributors of digital content to public and school libraries, as well as to K through 12 schools, universities and colleges. Founded in 1986, OverDrive has become a leading source of eBooks, audiobooks and videos for institutions, reaching 95% of the country's public libraries and 15,000 libraries, schools and colleges nationally and internationally. Overdrive is a download-only service that enables librarians and other institutional users to order a digital download of a title for use by a single patron at a time, and optionally, to curate a series of titles to offer to patrons or students via subscription. Among the distributors or aggregators of independent media that currently use OverDrive are PBS and Film Movement. A brief summary of the OverDrive service and how it works is attached. After months of review, we determined that OverDrive gives you a new way to expand your markets that is complementary with Amazon's CreateSpace that you could not access on your own, and that is easy to implement. Reframe's agreement with OverDrive provides the following benefits: * Access to OverDrive, which is only available through an aggregator or distributor; * Enables Partners to benefit from two platforms with complimentary strengths to reach individual users (Amazon) and institutions (OverDrive); * Ability to effectively reach the public library system, which otherwise is a very difficult market to enter; * Increases the revenue potential for work suited to the institutional market, in particular non-traditional work (such as shorts, experimental films, etc.) that is often is excluded by commercial platforms To receive more information on the OverDrive contract and deliverable materials, visit <http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/reframe/docs_overdrive/> http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/reframe/docs_overdrive/ Please be aware that all documents are confidential, therefore do not share the unique URL and username/password with outside parties. Username: reframe Password: tribeca2012 Sincerely, Lee Tae Cobb Digital Initiatives Program Assistant Tribeca Film Institute 32 Avenue of the Americas 27th Floor New York, NY 10013 212.274.8080 ext. 12 OverDrive Summary Term Two Years; automatically renewed for further two-year terms unless notified in writing 90 days before expiration. Exclusivity Non-exclusive Deliverable source DVD preferred Metadata Excel spreadsheet (uploaded to ftp site) Artwork 300dpi image for thumbnail Single Use (Mandatory) A license for a library or institution to offer the title for use by a one patron at a time; the institution can also acquire multiple licenses of a single work. Max Access (Optional) Librarians and other users curate their own 25 title bundles (from the Overdrive catalog) for unlimited, simultaneous access by any number of patrons over the course of a year. Pricing Single Use: Reframe Partner sets price (Single Use does not include public performance rights so pricing should be similar to home use DVD sales) and receives 45% of sales. Max Access: Price is determined by the average of Reframe titles bundled by the user; Reframe Partner receives 45% of sales. This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.