Hornbeck, Patty wrote:
> Good point, Gary. Talk with your distributors! Many of them are trying to find their balance with this new service as well, and will listen and consider fair comments about their pricing and licensing terms. Buyers need be involved with setting the ground rules for the marketing of streaming media and we will never have a better opportunity.
> Patricia Hornbeck
> Media Resources Development Coordinator
> Middlebury College
> Library and Information Services/#212
> Middlebury, VT 05753
> (802)443-2268 phone
> (802)443-5698 fax
> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope the distributors are listening! So many questions arise when we
start talking about licensing. What about the quality of the product? If
a library has three year license to stream a 320x240 pixel video to
their patrons, are they also purchasing a dvd for their library
collection as part of the price? Digital distribution of the media but
with severely diminished quality does not make for an equal exchange.
And we are being asked to pay more than once? puh-leeze!
What about features or feature-length films as opposed to shorter
educational video? If they are streamed and have no physical counterpart
in the library, can the media be projected to a group at an acceptable
quality for programming purposes?
The only difference that _should_ exist between a library circulating a
physical digital versatile disc and being able to deliver that same
content over a network should be the ease of access to users (who knows?
maybe as the technology becomes ubiquitous, networked audiovisual
content will become an ADA compliance issue?!).
> At 11:49 AM 2/9/2006, Sandy St. Louis wrote:
> Hi Monique--
> Please add Fanlight Productions to the list of companies that license Digital Streaming rights. Customers may request information by downloading the Digital Rights Form from the Rights and Responsibilities section of our website:
> Licenses are issued for a period of 1-3 years. We've been licensing these rights for a few years and, so far, its worked out very well for our customers and for Fanlight.
> Also, we sub-distribute some of our titles through Insight Media, but they are not authorized to license digital streaming rights to any of our films.
> This is a great idea. Thanks for putting this together.
> Sandy St. Louis
> Distribution Director
> Fanlight Productions
> 4196 Washington Street, Suite 2
> Boston, MA 02131
> PH: (617) 469-4999 * FX: (617) 469-3379
> ***Distributing award-winning programs on healthcare, mental health,
> disabilities, ethics, and related issues for over 20 years***
> At 01:10 PM 2/9/06 -0500, you wrote:
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> Wow! I'm really grateful for all the wonderful feedback.
> Attached is the first of many drafts of those companies who provide some form of digital streaming. Other companies have agreed to conduct a formal survey with this information. I say the more the merrier!
> I will be adding more titles, including those who were represented at National Media Market.
> Distributors, feel free to fill in appropriate information. If your name is not listed, it will soon be.
> If you don't want your information listed here, I can remove it upon your request.
> I will try to add more companies each week and provide you with additional drafts.
> As always, you will want to contact the company for more information about their services and products.
> Again, a million thanks!
> Monique Threatt
> Librarian for Media, and Communication & Culture
> Herman B Wells Library, W121
> Indiana University
> Bloomington, IN 47405
> T: (812) 855-9857
> F: (812) 855-1649
> E: email@example.com
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> Gary Handman
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> "In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
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