Guide to Streaming Video Acquisitions (An ALCTS Monograph)

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Streaming video at academic libraries is here to stay. In fact, a recent study shows about two-thirds of students use video as part of their academic study and three-quarters use it to supplement their reading. But as many libraries already know, video licensing can break your budget. Serving the needs of both students and faculty requires a balanced, strategic approach. This concise collection from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) offers guidance on such topics as

  • selection criteria for video;
  • seven common business models;
  • practical workflows, from selection and licensing to setting up access;
  • video-specific licensing considerations, including hosting and access restrictions;
  • the TEACH Act and classroom use;
  • using vendor analytic tools to improve discovery; and
  • conducting a cost per use assessment.

With the help of this book’s expert advice, academic and research libraries will be well equipped for meeting their institution’s video streaming needs.

Chapter 1    The Library’s Role in Providing Streaming Video, by Peter Shirts
Chapter 2    Workflows, by David Hellman
Chapter 3    Collection Development Policy for Streaming Media: Planning for the Future of the Collection, by Wil Weston
Chapter 4    Business Models for Streaming Video, by John Ballestro
Chapter 5    Licensing Streaming Video, by Erin DeWitt Miller, Sue Parks, and Andrew Trantham
Chapter 6    Streaming Video Discovery in Academic Libraries, by Scott Breivold
Chapter 7    Usage Analysis and Assessment of Streaming Video, by Mary Gilbertson and Tim Zou
Chapter 8    Classroom Use, by Mary Wahl
Chapter 9    Streaming Video Accessibility, by Steven Milewski
Chapter 10    The Future, by Colin Higgins

About the Contributors

Eric Hartnett

Eric Hartnett is the Director of Electronic Resources at Texas A&M University. His research runs the gamut of the electronic resource life cycle and covers such topics as trials, licensing, collection assessment and analysis, and resource management and maintenance.