Re: [Videolib] assistance in securing streaming rights

From: Cameron Cox <>
Date: Fri Dec 18 2009 - 10:17:57 PST

INTELECOM has embarked down the hosted, streamed video path with its
online resources network <> . It is a
subscription-based service which essentially builds on the journal
database idea, but with hosted and streamed video clips that you can
embed into a CMS/LMS, PowerPoint, blog, etc. All of the video content
is curriculum-based and covers subjects such as History, PoliSci,
Physics, etc.


We also sell digital rights to our content for campus or statewide
networks that have their own infrastructure for hosting and streaming.
It is really about quality content and flexible delivery these days.
And we are also seeing the same demand for video from our member
colleges (INTELECOM is a non-profit corporation operated by a consortium
of 31 California community colleges). Their students EXPECT video as
part of their, particularly online, learning experience.


Cameron Cox



[] On Behalf Of Foster,
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] assistance in securing streaming rights


What a great business opportunity! Too bad there's no money in it.


If you find such a service please let the world know! So far, I find
it's a slog through the internet finding publishers and producers who
have often long since moved on. Good luck!...jen



Jennifer Foster

Media Librarian

The Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library





[] On Behalf Of McKenzie, Rue
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:42 PM
Subject: [Videolib] assistance in securing streaming rights


I am starting to be inundated with faculty requests for streaming videos
to support courses. We are currently trying all sorts of options
including full collections, individual titles, and temporary rights for
course reserves through Blackboard. Our infrastructure at this time
will not support streaming video to the extent it is being sought after.
We prefer to work with vendors that store/serve/maintain the content,
and realize for the most part that rules out up front purchase of the
programming. I'm seeing more and more vendors providing streaming
rights information at the time of purchase, which is great.


My biggest need is the identification of the availability of streaming
rights for individual titles (usually programs we already own in hard
copy) , whether for short term reserve or permanent addition to the
collection. Is anyone aware of a service that will secure and provide
this information across vendors/distributors? It can be so time
consuming to try to run down individual rights holders and determine
costs and develop appropriate license agreements title by title.


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.




Rue McKenzie
Coordinator of Media Collections
Academis Resources
University of South Florida, Tampa Library

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how
much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know
and what you don't."--Anatole France




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.
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