Regarding Kim's question about streaming vendor lists, Scott Spicer (U of MN) 
put together a good list on ALA Connect (, 
though it is not entirely complete (e.g. Media Education Foundation and New Day 
are missing). The list can be updated by any registered user, so maybe it can 
work as a community focal point?

As to Jo Ann's lament about the absence of one database to rule them all --  
it's a great idea. In a less grand way it was also one of the ideas behind 
Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films working together to set up Docuseek2, which 
also includes films from Terra Nova Films and now Kartemquin Films too. Not 
exactly exhaustive, but we set it up as a big tent for the founders and other 
distribs and independent producers in the academic social issue / documentary 

Jim Davis
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