Re: Reserve copies

Kristine Brancolini, 812/855-3710 (
Mon, 9 Oct 95 10:18:36 EWT

I've been out of town for about a week so I missed the earlier discussion of
reserve videos. I apologize for the delay. However, I wanted to respond to
Gary's comments, especially in light of Dan Donnelly's follow up. I don't
think putting legal copies of home video on reserve is any riskier than having
them in our collection. As long as they are legally acquired copies that the
instructor has purchased, I see no problem with putting them on reserve. I'd
be curious to know why Gary finds that "iffy." The same with a rented home
video. If you can use it in the classroom, why not? It's for instructional
purposes or it wouldn't be on reserve.

So my response is: Illegally copied videos are a problem -- either a dub or
an off-air recording past the legal time limit. Legal videos do not present
legal dilemmas for me. Of course, the Canadian situation is different in that
they do not have the face-to-face teaching exemption for home video.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries