> Thanks for alerting us to this, Meghann
> Looks to me as if, in terms of content, CDigix is pretty much offering on
> demand entertainment programming rather than stuff that would be of use in
> dorms. The company has license arrangements with entertainment outlets and
> they provide this stuff on demand.
> I can see how, legally, the kind of digitization of copyrighted content you
> describe below could possibly work. Scrub or not, digitization of whole
> copyrighted works for on demand delivery simply ain't covered by either
> Title 117 or TEACH.
> Do you have more info?
> Gary Handman
> At 09:58 AM 8/22/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>> Hello Patti (et. al.),
>> Thanks for raising this topic on Video-lib -- I have just been charged
>> with investigating this topic as well! Please, group, reply to the list
>> if possible.
>> The digital content service that I have been asked to find out more about
>> is called CDigix http://www.cdigix.com/website/cdigix/ -- does anyone have
>> any specific knowledge about this product? One library we've talked with
>> described the procedure they use when working with this provider as follows:
>> 1. Requests for providing media content online via CDigix go through IT.
>> IT coordinates the service with CDigix, including troubleshooting and
>> systems questions.
>> 2. Faculty complete form on IT page and check box related to educational
>> use of the media. Library is not involved in researching or obtaining
>> copyright permissions to reformat or digitize media in Library collection.
>> The transaction is between the faculty member and CDigix.
>> 3. Library receives request for physical copy (VHS or DVD) from IT. Copy
>> must be a legal copy in Library collection.
>> 4. Media is sent to IT for digitization.
>> 5. At semester end, digital media files are scrubbed by IT.
>> 6. Library continues to research, collect, catalog, house, and maintain
>> video for instructional use by faculty and students.
>> Does this sound like the typical procedure used by other institutions /
>> academic libraries using streaming and course management systems?
>> Thanks in advance for any input,
>> Meghann R. Matwichuk, M.S.
>> Assistant Librarian
>> Instructional Media Department
>> Morris Library, University of Delaware
>> 181 S. College Ave.
>> Newark, DE 19717
>> (302) 831-1475
>> Patricia McVay-Gorrell wrote:
>>> Good morning,
>>> Our campus is investigating course management systems and the question
>>> that I'm presented with is "What steps need to be taken to stream
>>> educational and theatrical films to the 'chosen' system for specific
>>> class assignments?" The IT folks plan to have a dedicated server and they
>>> assured us that class assignments will be password protected.
>>> At this point, some of my questions are: would they be using clips vs.
>>> entire films; the issue of changing formats within copyright; how secure
>>> is the server and the course management system; are there 'guest'
>>> privileges for non-registered students; are the students permitted to
>>> download the film; server space issues--at least half of our course
>>> reserves are theatrical releases; how secure are the passwords and the
>>> people entrusted with them (smile); the estimated cost to the Libraries
>>> for each title; estimated turnaround time for the vendor's permission
>>> once a faculty member decides what films to use; turnaround time for
>>> changing the format; increase in our staff time, etc.
>>> Has anyone offered this service to their faculty yet? Or studied the
>>> issue and would you be willing to share your results? Please reply
>>> directly to <firstname.lastname@example.org> unless others express an interest.
>>> Many thanks on this gorgeous Saturday morning in Ohio!
>>> Patricia McVay Gorrell
>>> Media Library Manager
>>> Instructional Media Center
>>> The College of Wooster
>>> Gault Library
>>> 1140 Beall Avenue
>>> Wooster, OH 44691-2364
>>> 330-263-2285 (office)
>>> 330-263-2253 (fax)
>>> email@example.com (e-mail)
>>> Videolib mailing list
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