Do any of my academic library colleagues have licenses from the Motion
Picture Licensing Corporation? If so, what is its utility in that
setting? I recently learned that my institution has been purchasing
what I think is an annual license from them, and my impression is that
it's unnecessary (it implies that PPR are needed for on-site viewing
carrel use). Their website
<http://library.mplc.org/about-2/whats-covered/> seems to indicate that
they work with public libraries only to provide rights for public film
screenings. Just curious if anyone else is using this company in an
academic library realm.
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Coordinator, Film & Video Collection
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
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