RE: [Videolib] lending video and film

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 09:30:13 -0700

Synchronous streaming into the classroom is covered by the TEACH act NOT on
demand delivery. Very important difference, Michael!

Gary

At 08:08 AM 4/8/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Why are you having to worry about licensing? Streaming into the classroom
>is covered by the TEACH act (in my opinion, and in the opinion of nearly
>all others I have read). We are looking into this technology, but I doubt
>we will move on it in the near future (on a large scale), though our
>library dean is interested in the idea.
>
>mb
>
>Michael Brewer
>Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian
>University of Arizona Library A210
>1510 E. University
>P.O. Box 210055
>Tucson, AZ 85721
>Voice: 520.307.2771
>Fax: 520.621.9733
>brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Sarah Johnson
>Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 7:08 AM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: RE: [Videolib] lending video and film
>
>I wonder if any of you are considering digitizing videos for streaming
>media access both on campus and remotely. We are doing a small project
>with a couple of faculty members for classroom access only. I am stunned
>at the cost of licensing, but the number of damaged, lost and out of print
>titles led us to consider this as a solution to avoid duplication of
>titles for both campuses and replacement difficulties and costs involved.
>
>Michael Brewer is correct - more and more film is being used in the
>classroom. We have more requests than we have money for and to lose the
>titles once they have been acquired is distressing for faculty not to
>mention staff who have to deal with the complaints and trying to replace
>the titles. Any thoughts, suggestions, experiences?
>
>We do not ILL media, by the way. As far as I know, the rest of community
>colleges in Florida, 28 in all, do not loan media. I believe that the
>Florida state universities loan to faculty on other campuses, but I do not
>know their policies.
>
>Sarah Johnson
>Polk Community College
>Winter Haven, FL
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Brewer, Michael
>Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:20 AM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: RE: [Videolib] lending video and film
>
>All,
>
>I think it is critical that we figure out how to better allow for the
>borrowing of media from other institutions. I think most places that
>don't allow borrowing do so because they don't trust that the media will
>return undamaged.
>
>Film is being used more and more in courses and in scholarship across
>disciplines. Films also often go out of print very quickly and are
>damaged/lost/stolen at an exponentially higher rate than other media (at
>least in our library). In this new access over ownership environment,
>film scholars (and those that use film) end up getting the short end of
>the stick: because we (I am speaking of our institution and others like
>it) focus on access and put less money into purchasing materials as we did
>in the past, if we were not lucky enough to purchase all the films that
>our faculty would need in the future at the time of their release (and
>that is never possible with the funds we are given) and even if none of
>those films were stolen, lost or damaged, our faculty do not have the same
>access to items (films) we don't own through ILL as our print oriented
>faculty have.
>
>It seems that, were clear stipulations on use (or levels of use) defined
>for media loaned through ILL (perhaps some would loan only if the film
>were to be used in a class or would remain in the library, or even,
>forgive me public libraries, would only be loaned to academic libraries,
>etc.). Perhaps such gradations of use already exist. I don't
>know. Because ILL is a separate unit in our library, I have very little
>to do with what goes on there. I have, however, spoken with them about the
>issue of getting copies of videos that we owned but were lost, stolen or
>damaged and are not available for sale from other libraries (so we could
>make a legal copy) and was told that ILL departments often can make
>special loan agreements on a case by case basis for things like this (to
>borrow an out of print video from a library that usually doesn't loan
>videos in order to make a legal copy in house).
>
>Does VRT make recommendations to national ILL groups? How much control do
>other media librarians have over whether or not their collections are
>loaned out through ILL? If you have had control over this and have not
>allowed your collection to be loaned out, why not? What are the
>issues/impediments? Are there horror stories of what has happened when
>titles were loaned out, even with strict limitations on their use?
>
>Thanks,
>
>mb
>
>Michael Brewer
>Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian
>University of Arizona Library A210
>1510 E. University
>P.O. Box 210055
>Tucson, AZ 85721
>Voice: 520.307.2771
>Fax: 520.621.9733
>brewerm@u.library.arizona.edu
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Bergman, Barbara J
>Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 4:11 PM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: RE: [Videolib] lending video and film
>
>
>Most of you have heard my pro-ILL soapbox speech before but...
>
>We starting lending 3 years ago. It's been a very positive experience.
>As we all know, video collections are expensive. No library can possibly
>own every video any more than it can have afford every book.
>
>We lend videos with minimal restrictions. (The one unbreakable restriction
>is that it doesn't go out if there's an upcoming booking.)
>We follow a reciprocal borrowing/lending policy in that we only borrow
>material types that they will lend and vice versa. This is fairly common
>for ILL (especially when it comes to charging a fee for lending). In
>translation: We only lend videos to requesting libraries who allow us
>access to their videos in exchange.
>The first year, we compiled a list of all titles loaned and borrowed -- it
>was a fascinating mix of educational titles and feature films. We've
>consistently borrowed twice as many videos as we'vee lent each semester.
>---------
>Re: older formats. We will lend 16mm films on a case-by-case basis. Most
>of the time when ILL staff replies with "Did you know this is a 16mm
>film?" the response is "never mind I thought it was a videotape..."
>
>-------------
>For policy, the VRT and ACRL have published guidelines that suggest video
>ILL practices:
>
>Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries (1999)
>http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlstandards/guidelinesmedia.htm
>
>5.1 Media resources should be accessible through resource sharing, in
>accordance with the ALA Video Round Table Guidelines for the Interlibrary
>Loan of Audiovisual Formats.
>Commentary: Many libraries treat media collections as special collections
>and prohibit their interlibrary loan. However, library users benefit when
>media collections are included in resource-sharing programs. No library
>can meet all of its users' needs for media resources, but libraries are
>reluctant to lend to our users if we do not lend to their users. The
>guidelines recognize that some materials may be excluded, but in general,
>there is no reason to exclude entire formats from interlibrary lending.
>
>VRT Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Audiovisual Formats
>(1997)http://www.ala.org/ala/vrt/pubguidelines/guidelinesinterlibrary.htm
>
>
>------------
>
>Barb Bergman
>Media Services Librarian
>Minnesota State University-Mankato
>(507) 389-5945
>
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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