I agree with everything Deg has said. While we do have subscriptions to film databases such as Alexander Street Press and Films on Demand I find it much more preferable to purchase titles on a case-by-case bases with perpetual streaming rights.
Best, Carla Myers Faculty Director of Access Services and Scholarly Communications The Kraemer Family Library The University of Colorado Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 719-255-3908 -----Original Message----- From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Deg Farrelly Sent: Monday, October 12, 2015 1:22 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: m...@shashwati.com Subject: Re: [Videolib] preferred streaming service Shashwati I am the media librarian for a large public university. It is my preference to be able to purchase videos directly, with streaming rights in perpetuity (life of file). I know that I am not alone in this preference and that many other librarians that I know, do not want an access model that requires us to repeatedly re-pay for the same content. We are accustomed to purchasing a DVD and owning the DVD for loan or classroom use. Having to pay for a title again after one or three years (a predominant licensing model) saps our acquisition budgets and limits our ability to acquire additional new content. Many of us have our own hosting systems. While we may (and most of us do) license content served on different companies¹ servers: Films on Demand, Docuseek2, Ambrose, Alexander Street, etc. (all of which offer us purchase opportunity in addition to term licensing) some prefer to host the content locally and do not need to rely on the hosting from another company. It is not necessary to limit your content to one service provider. Your streaming rights do not have to be exclusive. You can make your titles available on Alexander Street AND on Kanopy; on Films on Demand AND on NewDay. Or on all providers. AND, still license the rights to individual libraries. I am certain other librarians on this list will have other comments to make. deg farrelly Media Librarian/Streaming Video Administrator Arizona State University Libraries Tempe, AZ 85287-1006 602.332.3103 >On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 3:16 AM, Shashwati Talukdar ><m...@shashwati.com> >wrote: > >Hi, > > >I am a filmmaker and some university libraries have approached us >asking for streaming. We are trying to choose a streaming platform, >Kanopy, Newday or Fandor. It would be good to know what librarians >prefer and what their experience is like so that we can make this easy >as possible for the librarians, teachers and students who want use our films. > > >Any feedback would be very helpful. > > > >-- > >regards, > > >Shashwati Talukdar 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. 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.