Re: Films on the Web

Patricia O'Donnell (
Thu, 1 Feb 2001 11:09:33 -0800 (PST)

Hi All,
On a related note, I had an interesting conversation with a sales
representative from Films for the Humanities and Sciences recently. He
told me that they are in the process of trying to clarify their "digital
distribution" rights with their major producers. The goal is to develop
policies which would allow for multicasting (aka on demand) and unicasting
of their legally purchased videos over our campus servers. We've been
"streaming" some of our in-house produced materials for a year now, to
great response from the students.

Patricia O'Donnell, Manager
UCLA Instructional Media Library

>Holy cow ! I forgot that's coming down the request pipeline. So far so
>good - that is, no film faculty has requested the library to purchase (?)
>a web film, though a lot of that kind of art is being done here at UCSD.
>At 01:14 PM 1/31/01 -0800, you wrote:
>>Have any of you in academic libraries been asked to "acquire" digital
>>films that are accessible via the web? A film studies prof here is
>>studying digital filmmaking and she gently broached the subject of the
>>library making some of these films available to her students. These films
>>are born digital and are not available on any tangible medium. Thanks...
>>-- Kris
>>Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program
>>Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
>>Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
>>Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Web:
>Stephen O'Riordan
>Film & Video Library
>University of Calif. San Diego
>9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla Ca 92023-0175Q
>phone: (858) 534-7981
>fax: (858) 534-0189