Re: [Videolib] servers for streaming DVD

From: Jo Ann Reynolds <>
Date: Wed Sep 23 2009 - 09:25:52 PDT

At the University of Connecticut we've just launched a streaming service
in support of classroom instruction. We piloted the service last year to
figure out the process of converting the DVDs to streams, server needs,
and integration with our courseware, Blackboard's Vista which we call
HuskyCT. Converting the DVDs to streams requires special software, a
knowledgeable technical person, and sufficient server capacity. A method
of authenticating users is also necessary, hence the integration with
our courseware. We're starting small and growing from there but so much
of our course reserves is now media we feel this is a good investment.
Most of the problems we've run into so far have been in converting the
DVD to a stream.


Jo Ann


Jo Ann Reynolds

Reserve Services Coordinator

University of Connecticut

Homer Babbidge Library

Storrs, CT



Question Reality


[] On Behalf Of Diane
Elizabeth Sybeldon
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:37 AM
To: VideoLib
Subject: [Videolib] servers for streaming DVD


Hi there -

Just wondering how academic media librarians are handling/feeling about

purchasing digital licenses to stream DVDs from vendors who require that

libraries stream from their own servers.

Has this created any problems?




Diane Sybeldon

Fine and Performing Arts and Media Librarian

Wayne State University Library System

Detroit, Michigan 48202


Office: 1210 Undergraduate Library

Phone: 313-577-4480

Fax: 313-577-5265



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Received on Wed Sep 23 09:26:50 2009

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