Published Guidelines for Media Materials

Freedom to View Statement
The American Library Association's (ALA) Freedom to View Statement that promotes viewing as an essential freedoms and lists the five freedom to view principles supported by ALA.

Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Audiovisual Formats
"These guidelines are intended for use by libraries and other agencies that provide loans of audiovisual material in all formats to fill study, research and information needs." 

Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries
The recommended guidelines that represent best practices for an academic library media program.

Access for Children and Young People to Videotapes and Other Nonprint Formats: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
Referencing the American Library Association's (ALA) Bill of Rights, this document details children's rights to have access to audiovisual materials.

ALA Factsheet Number 7: Video and Copyright
Basic information about copyright issues associated with videos and libraries.

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