Collective Wisdom, I’m trying to purchase a physical copy of, or institutional streaming rights for, 13th , Ava DuVernay’s new documentary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_(film) It’s a Netlfix distributed film, which makes me cringe as I have my doubts that it will be released on DVD or distributed to .edus. I’m hoping you can tell me I am wrong.
This issue — online only media that is unavailable to .edu institutions — is one I’m encountering with greater frequency. I’m imagining some of you are, too, so I thought I would send an update on an IMLS funded project that colleagues and I had over the past few years. It focussed on the proliferation of online-only music (i.e., streaming or download only, no physical format availability) and libraries' inability to purchase such content b/c of licensing agreements that allow individual use and, on the flip-side, forbid institutional use. Same as the Netflix streaming only releases. This article highlights our project: Tsou, J. & Vallier, J. "Ether Today, Gone Tomorrow: 21st Century Sound Recording Collection in Crisis." Notes 72.3 (2016): 461-483. Project MUSE. Web. 20 Sep. 2016. <https://muse.jhu.edu/article/608905> Unfortunately, we failed to find a solution, but I’m hoping some of you have ideas on how to address this challenge as it relates to video in particular. Thanks, John —————————————————— JOHN VALLIER Head, Distributed Media Services Affiliate Assistant Prof, Ethnomusicology University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2900 ————————— 206-616-1210 vall...@uw.edu http://faculty.washington.edu/vallier 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.