[Videolib] Comments: List of Digital Streaming Companies and

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 09:45:07 -0500

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Group,
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Just my two cents.
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FYI, the grid I'm creating is more informational than anything else.
The grid will not contain every imaginable detail, but rather it's a
stepping stone for you to use as you see fit.
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Most companies require that you also purchase the physical copy along
with digital licensing rights. As librarians, we have a lot of power to
try and change how distributors license their rights, but that's another
discussion...well, I can't resist... =20
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I know colleges, universities, and corporations bear the brunt of paying
exorbitant fees for videos/DVDs. But, what bothers me most is that I
have to pay $290 for the physical copy, and then I'm being asked to pay
an additional $200 to digitize the film every one to three years.
That's highway robbery. But, like the good librarian I am, I'm going to
keep my faculty and students happy. I do hope that many distributors
will re-think their digital policies. I know businesses have to make a
profit, but it still stinks. On the other hand, there are a few decent
distributors who are not trying to squeeze every possible dollar they
can from colleges/universities, and I commend them for doing so. =20
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Again, I strongly encourage anyone who decides to offer streaming to
their patrons to contact the company in question for all possible
options.
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Best,
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Monique
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Monique Threatt=20
Librarian for Media, and Communication & Culture=20
Herman B Wells Library, W121=20
Indiana University=20
Bloomington, IN 47405=20
T: (812) 855-9857=20
F: (812) 855-1649=20
E: mthreatt@indiana.edu

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Group,
 
Just my two cents.
 
FYI, the grid I'm creating is more = informational than=20 anything else.  The grid will not contain every imaginable = detail, but=20 rather it's a stepping stone for you to use as you see=20 fit.
 
Most companies require that you also purchase = the physical=20 copy along with digital licensing rights.  As librarians, we have a = lot of=20 power to try and change how distributors license their rights, = but that's=20 another discussion...well, I can't = resist...  
 
I know colleges, universities, and = corporations bear=20 the brunt of paying exorbitant fees for videos/DVDs. But, what = bothers me=20 most is that I have to pay $290 for the physical copy, and then I'm = being=20 asked to pay an additional $200 to digitize the film every one=20 to three years.  That's highway robbery.  But, like = the good=20 librarian I am, I'm going to keep my faculty and students happy.  I = do hope=20 that many distributors will re-think their digital policies. I know = businesses have to make a profit, but it still stinks.  On the = other hand,=20 there are a few decent distributors who are not trying to=20 squeeze every possible dollar they can from colleges/universities, = and=20 I commend them for doing so. 
 
Again, I strongly encourage anyone who decides = to offer=20 streaming to their patrons to contact the company in question for all = possible=20 options.
 
Best,
 
Monique
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Monique Threatt =
Librarian for Media, and = Communication &=20 Culture
Herman B=20 Wells Library, W121
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN  47405
T:   (812) 855-9857 =
F:  (812) = 855-1649=20
E:  mthreatt@indiana.edu
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