[Videolib] Digital video

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:27:06 -0700

Hello all:

A number of months back, a survey flew around videolib re vendors and
distributors offering digital video files or digital rights
licenses. I'd like to undertake another informal survey from the
opposite angle: How many libraries out there are actively engaged in
providing access to digital video files.

Please respond to me directly (not videolib): ghandman@library.berkeley.edu

I'll compile the data and ship it out on videolib.


1. Approximately how many video titles are you currently providing
access to over a digital network?

2. Which vendors/distributors do you currently buy/license digital
video files or rights?

3. How are files primarily acquired:
1. Files purchased from vendor and mounted on local server.
2. Digital rights secured from vendor and files encoded
locally and mounted on local server
3. Digital rights secured from vendor and files out-sourced
for encoding
3. Files accessed from a remote server (e.g. vendor's
server; regional consortium's server)
4. Other

4. Is your institution involved in producing and/or serving clips or
portions of videos on demand for classroom use?

5. Are files served over a local-area network only, or broader internet?

6. Is network access restricted to a particular clientele? Pls specify.

7. Which format(s)/standards are you primarily using:
1. Windows Media
2. QuickTime
3. Real
4. MPEG 1,2, or 4
5. Other (pls specify)

8. What is your primary access interface for digital files
2. Separate web site
3. Vendor's interface
3. Other.

9. How intensively is the digital video collection being used?

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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