Re: [Videolib] Streaming Videos from the Collection

jrosner@kino.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:38:55 -0400

I imagine there is a wide gap between educational and feature material.
For a company like Kino this is not going to be practical for a while given both
rights and technology issues. Many of the films in our collection would never
have included such rights and they have to negotiated one by one, even in cases
where we have them we would be very ruluctant to license them to a third party
and in many cases probably could not anyway. To give you one very odd example
we found out that METROPOLIS will probably never be able to licensed for
streaming by us or anyone else because of weird element of German copyright
and the estate of the family of artist who developed the design for Maria
the Robot ( who knew). At this point our focus would be on download technology
for consumer use. We of course have a lot of foreign films who rights are more
complex and whose owners might well freak at the concept of licensing material
for streaming. I am not saying it won't happen but for feature material I don't
think it will happen very quickly or easily and as always there will be tens of
thousands of films that for one reason or another you can't license

Quoting Chuck McCann <cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu>:

> I've been talking to CDIGIX about licensing some of our videos to
> stream out and authenticate through Blackboard.
>
> QUESTION: What are your experiences with streaming videos from your
> collection, other vendors, any thoughts or comments on this topic
> will be great appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chuck McCann
> Dept. Head, Digital Media Center
> Florida State Libraries
> "Ask A Media Librarian" AIM account/e-mail: cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu
> http://www.lib.fsu.edu/dlmc/dmc
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>
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> working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.