Ciara Healy wrote:
> So the important distinction here is streaming vs. downloading, yeah?
> (Or is it DOWWWWWWWWWWWWNLOADing?)
> The conceptual clash here stems from libraries mission to support the
> curriculum with all library materials, what distance education students
> are paying for and how media works in "seated" classes. From my
> perspective, paying an "institutional price" to show a movie to a
> lecture hall that seats 300 clashes with my sense of what 300 distance
> education students should see when they have class - asynchronously, as
> it happens on this campus.
> When librarians start agitating for film maker and distributor rights
> and copyright laws the distance ed folks start acting like the only
> advocates for those students getting comparable "as good and as much"
> education for the same amount of money they pay for classes. I find that
> compelling, in fact, as a person who did her library degree at a
> distance and at out of state, pay your own travel costs to campus, no
> work-study opportunities, no campus amenities used, tippity-TOP dollar,
> I'll have you know.
> For my community college campus, the only real obstacle seems to be
> mode of delivery - is it reliable, cheap enough to be feasible and able
> to give the distance ed students the same content students get in a
> classroom? So what that the content is streamed or downloaded or beamed
> or projected or distributed or broadcast or the hell whatever. It seems
> like common sense and it rings true for the instructors I am working
> And then the Distance Education Lady asks me if I realize that paying
> for the rights (not the ability, but the permission) to digitize
> library-owned content is actually paying twice for the exact same
> content? (Or is it TWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE?) Yeah, Distance
> Education Lady, I can add to two.
> Maybe you, Catherine from national film network and Distance Education
> Lady can settle it once and for all in a covered coop caged grudge
> match. Maybe you can then switch to a tag-team to fight the IT
> department heavyweights. I am tired of advocating for your profit margin
> on the one hand and the righteous "do it for the children" sob sister
> on the other hand. Perhaps you can offer pay-per-view rights for the
> show and make a bundle.
> Ciara Healy
> Public Services Librarian
> Bruce I. Howell Library
> Wake Technical Community College
> 9101 Fayetteville Road
> Raleigh, NC 27603
> (919) 866-5651
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