RE: videostreaming institution

Teresa Kong (
Tue, 1 Oct 2002 23:33:17 -0700 (PDT)

It's an interesting service. I wonder how they obtain the copyright for streaming all the videos, or is there any law that protect libraries to deliver videos like this?

Teresa Kong 江美玲
Assistant Librarian
Multimedia Learning Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University Library
34 Renfrew Road
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Tel: 3411 5397
Fax: 3411 7372

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Rhonda Rosen
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 6:08 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: videostreaming institution

just got this off the Syllabus site:
University Installs Campuswide Video-on-Demand

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is
installing a broadband video on demand application
that will enable 22,000 NTU staff and students to view
video clips from the university's Media Library at any

campus location. Using the university Internet portal
students and staff can browse lists of pre-defined
categories or conduct a search of available
titles. If a requested selection has not been
pre-digitized, a message is sent to a librarian, who
will encode the video into MPEG-1 in real-time and
stream it in unicast mode over the university's local
area network to a student at a particular campus PC.
NTU used encoding and streaming platforms, MPEG
MovieMaker and MGW 2000, from Israel-based Optibase,
Ltd., a developer broadband streaming platforms.

just thought it was of interest....
Rhonda Rosen
Loyola Marymount University

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