Re: [Videolib] PPRs/licensing/purchasing agreements

Lori Stevens (
Tue, 01 Feb 2005 10:17:24 -0700

We keep the licenses by title alphabetical in a filing cabinet and have
a an entry in the bib record that says public performance rights. That
way, when people want a list we can pull it up. We also keep a list of
vendors whose titles come with PPR and if we buy something from them
that does not come with rights, we make a note on the video itself.

Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058

Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students
and they check out books. And then they learn things."

(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)

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I'd like to survey how other academic libraries keep track
of PPRs/licensing/purchasing agreements for videos, and
whether or not you communicate this info to our borrowing
community and how. We've been kicking around various
scenarios and wonder if any of these would be worth staff

1) a generic note in the bib record indicating that the
particular title has PPRights
2) place a sticker either on the video or packaging
indicating that the title had PPRights
3) have a link in the bib record point to a copy of the
actual license/purchasing agreement which would be housed
somewhere on the library's website for videos that have

Also, I would be interested in learning how any of you keeps
track of the various PPRs, licensing and purchasing
agreements. Our main campus library includes an in house
media library as well as 5 branch campuses who also house
videos in their collections. I've begun to attach such
documents to the invoices, but we only keep our invoices for
3 or so years. I wonder if it would make more sense to house
these agreements (or copies thereof) in the circulating

Any input--on or off line--would be greatly appreciated.


Chris McNevins
University Library Assistant II
University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
Collections Services / Acquisitions-Monographs
369 Fairfield Rd. Unit 2005AM
Storrs, CT 06269-2005

phone: 860-486-3842
fax: 860-486-6493

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