Re: [Videolib] Streaming and course management systems

Jonathan Miller (
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 12:48:16 -0400

Is that Northwestern's position?
Jonathan Miller

At 10:48 AM 8/22/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>I hope that some who are considering implementing such a service will
>decide that either fair use or the TEACH act will permit them to stream
>these titles without paying licensing fees.
>This statement, issued by ARL last year, may be worth a read (or a
>re-read) for applicability to non-print reserve services:
>At 9:58 AM -0400 8/22/05, Meghann Matwichuk 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 -- 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
>>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 <> 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)
>>> (e-mail)
>>>Videolib mailing list
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>M. Claire Stewart
>Head, Digital Media Services
>Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
>Coordinator of Digitization Projects
>Northwestern University Library
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