[Videolib] [Fwd: Request to post on videolib: Clarification on

ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:52:39 -0700 (PDT)

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Forwarding this to the list on behalf of Alexander Street press.
Theoretically, this might be more appropriate for videonews...but what the
hell...

gary

Im the Editor for *American History in Video *at Alexander Street Press.
Id like to clarify and respond to some of the questions posted earlier.

- Weve secured rights for all videos in our collections to stream in
their entirety into the university and college educational markets.
- About 95% of all Alexander Street videos can be streamed into
classrooms. This can be done directly or via links from Blackboard or any
other website. Weve tried to make this as easy as possible by allowing
faculty to build playlists and clips with permanent URLs. Patrons simply
click on the URL and are taken to a specific point or points in videos as
chosen by the faculty.
- Any videos that cannot be streamed in this way will be actively
indicated in the collection.

Another question we hear frequently pertains not to the legal right, but to
the quality of the image on screen. We hear that its perfectly usable on a
larger screen. You can test this for yourself at
ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com. <http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/> (Were
currently providing free access to *American History in Video* through April
30th* *as a promotion.)

I appreciate the opportunity to answer this on the ListServ.

Very sincerely,
Shana Wagger
Senior Editor, Alexander Street Press
swagger@alexanderstreet.com
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley

510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"I have always preferred the reflection of life to life itself."
--Francois Truffaut
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Dear Gary (if I may):<br><br>Would you post the following message to your videolib listserv so that I can address the questions about streaming video in our online collections? (I sent this yesterday afternoon too, but I know that you moderate emails from non-members.)<br>
<br>Thank you so much! The discussions on videolib and videonews, and your own views, are always worth hearing. I know that you have met many of my colleagues, and I hope I have a chance to meet you too at our next library conference or when I am visiting Berkeley again (my alma mater). <br>
<br>Very sincerely,<br>Shana Wagger<br>Senior Editor, Alexander Street Press<br><br>[start]<div class="gmail_quote"><p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Im the Editor for <i><span style="font-style: italic;">American History in Video </span></i>at Alexander
Street Press. Id like to clarify and respond to some of the questions
posted earlier.</span></font></p>

<ul style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" type="disc"><li><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Weve secured rights for all videos in our
collections to stream in their entirety into the university and college
educational markets. </span></font></li><li><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">About 95% of all Alexander Street videos can be streamed
into classrooms. This can
be done directly or via links from Blackboard or any other website.
Weve tried to make this as easy as possible by allowing faculty to
build playlists and clips with permanent URLs. Patrons simply click
on the URL and are taken to a specific point or points in videos as chosen
by the faculty. </span></font></li><div>
<li><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Any videos that cannot be streamed in this way
will be actively indicated in the collection.</span></font></li>
</div></ul>

<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Another question we hear frequently
pertains not to the legal right, but to the quality of the image on screen.
We hear that its perfectly usable on a larger screen. You
can test this for yourself at </span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><a href="http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/" title="blocked::http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/" target="_blank">ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com<span title="blocked::http://ahivfree.alexanderstreet.com/">.</span></a></span></font> (Were currently providing free access to <i><span style="font-style: italic;">American History in Video</span></i> through April 30th<i><span style="font-style: italic;"> </span></i>as a promotion.)</p>

<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">I appreciate the opportunity to answer
this on the ListServ.</span></font></p>

<p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Very sincerely,<br>
Shana Wagger<br>
Senior Editor, Alexander Street
Press</span></font><font face="Arial" size="2"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><br>
<a href="mailto:swagger@alexanderstreet.com" title="blocked::mailto:swagger@alexanderstreet.com" target="_blank">swagger@alexanderstreet.com</a></span></font></p>
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