Re: [Videolib] streaming ... blah blah blah ... latest thing that I

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:53:54 -0700 (PDT)

A) It would be a nice coincidence if the professor's needs matched what
New Day was offering online--but pretty rare, I'd guess (anyone who
changes his or her syllabus to fit what's available online should be shot)

B) Pay-per-semester? The librarian in me says, "Feh!" ... Libraries would
be nuts to pop for this kind of ephemeral, limited access, so the students
and faculty would be on their own (at least at Berkeley they would)

C) I applaud my pals at New Day for at least developing a reasonable
pricing model for VoD ...

gary

> New Day Digital is offering the option for an individual to stream one of
> their titles, as an individual user, for 90 days (= about 1 semester) for
> $4.99. 70 titles are available.
>
> So a professor could assign the title, the student pays only $4.99, and
> has access for 90 days. Cheap, easy, fast.
>
> Check it out. It's new, and I say BRAVO NEW DAY for a model I can live
> with. (There is also the option for institutional streaming via IP
> address for a very good price.)
>
>
> newdaydigital.com
>
> Sarah @ Hofstra
>
>
>
> 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.
>

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

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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.