Re: Personal copies of videos on reserve

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 16:47:45 -0500 (EST)

Why does a library need public performance rights for a reserve video?
It's being used in the same way as videos in our own collection and we do
not purchase public performance rights for those videos unless we have to.
This library's collection is filled with home videos, and our collection
is not atypical for an academic library. None of the videos in this
collection are used by the person who purchased it!

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Tue, 27 Oct 1998, Carolyn Baxley wrote:

> >
> Videos sold to individuals for home use do not carry public performance
> rights. As a distributor who has differential pricing for the home and
> institutional markets, we take a very dim view of this kind of activity
> since it clearly violates the trust we place in people when we accept
> their word that the intended use of the video is personal.
> Carolyn Baxley
> > I would like to know whether libraries place personal copies of videos
> > on reserve or in the collection. Sometimes the faculty here ask us to
> > do that.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Richard Cosmann
> > Long Island University
> > Brooklyn library
> >