Re: [Videolib] Public Performance

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu Jul 30 2009 - 13:48:36 PDT

...I present for your consideration, young librarian Becky Tatar, who
ventured innocently down the rocky road known as Rights and Permissions,
and ended up squarely in the shadowland known as the Public Performance
Zone...

gh

> With all the chatter about public performance, I just wanted to let you
> all know about our experience. In October, the theme for Teen Read Week
> is Read Beyond Reality @ Your Library. The Teen Advisory Board members
> at our main library had the idea of showing episodes of Rod Serling's
> 1960s Twilight Zone. I warned our YA librarian that it wasn't likely
> that they would be able to do it, but I would check. Swank didn't have
> it - only the movie. So, I'm thinking - no chance. If the rights are
> available, they probably cost a bunch. I checked IMDB for the show,
> though, and saw that the production companies were Cayuga Productions
> and CBS. Checking Cayuga Productions website let me know that they sold
> the rights to CBS. I contacted CBS on their website, and after a few
> e-mails back and forth with specific details - one night showing, here
> at the main library, include courtesy statement - we are able to show 3
> episodes for no charge. I just mailed the permission contracts back
> today. Color me amazed! Our teens will be very happy. Now they just
> need to pick out the episodes. Moral of the story - always check! I'm
> going to write CBS a very nice thank you note.
>
> Becky Tatar
> Periodicals/Audiovisuals
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> Phone: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
> bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
> www.aurora.lib.il.us
>
>
>
> 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

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

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.
Received on Thu Jul 30 13:48:50 2009

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