RE: [Videolib] streaming media and academic libraries: the future?

Hornbeck, Patty (
Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:00:11 -0500

It's interesting to speculate. If streaming prevails, it probably won't be in five years. Look how long video has been transitioning out as the dominant medium, what, ten or fifteen years anyway, and the debate has barely started about the new generation DVD formats, HD-DVD and Blu-ray. When streaming moves into the mainstream, if it does, it won't be painless either: many rights holders of feature films will simply price themselves out of the market, leaving a lot of material unavailable, and fair use (free classroom use) for educational purposes will morph into pay-per-use. No one will be jettisoning their media collections anytime soon...
Patricia Hornbeck
Media Resources Development Coordinator
Middlebury College
Library and Information Services/#212
Middlebury, VT 05753

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Not gonna happen for FEATURE films at least legally
Way too many rights holders who will simply never agree and
You can't force them. I am sure however that lots of stuff will be allowed
to be streamed but a lot won't .
Gonna be fun


> Some of you may recall that I wanted to begin circulating our video resources
> to students--currently they circulate to faculty only, and students must use
> them inhouse. Well, that proposal has been soundly rejected by the faculty.
> When I said I wanted to continue to press for this, my boss told me that
> streaming media will soon render the issue moot. "In five years," she told
> me, "streaming video will change the entire way academic media resources will
> operate."
> Okay, I'd like to tap the collective wisdom of the list re this statement:
> 1. Five years?
> 2. Will video resource collections cease to exist?
> 3. And on a practical level, is anyone out there using streaming video as
> part of a Media Resources collection--if so, how useful/effective is it?
> As always, thanks for your input!
> Maureen Tripp
> Media Librarian
> Media Services Center
> 180 Tremont St. 3rd Floor
> Boston, MA 02116
> (617)824-8676
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