[Videolib] (CDigix) YIPES!

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:49:33 -0700

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yipes

I meant to say that the company is offering on-demand entertainment
programming that would be primarily of interest to dorms and other student
life venues rather than instructional/classroom uses.

Gary

At 08:15 AM 8/22/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>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 <pmcvay@wooster.edu> unless others express an interest.
>>>
>>>Many thanks on this gorgeous Saturday morning in Ohio!
>>>
>>>Patti
>>>
>>>
>>>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)
>>>pmcvay@wooster.edu (e-mail)
>>>
>>>_______________________________________________
>>>Videolib mailing list
>>>Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>>>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib
>>_______________________________________________
>>Videolib mailing list
>>Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib
>
>Gary Handman
>Director
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
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>
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> --Ted Berrigan
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

****

"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan
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yipes

I meant to say that the company is offering on-demand entertainment programming that would be primarily of interest to dorms and other student life venues rather than instructional/classroom uses.

Gary

At 08:15 AM 8/22/2005 -0700, you wrote:

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 <pmcvay@wooster.edu> unless others express an interest.

Many thanks on this gorgeous Saturday morning in Ohio!

Patti


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)
pmcvay@wooster.edu (e-mail)

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Videolib mailing list
Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
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_______________________________________________
Videolib mailing list
Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

****

"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
               --Ted Berrigan
_______________________________________________
Videolib mailing list
Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

****

"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
               --Ted Berrigan

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