Streaming Media Collections

Tuesday, 7/23/2019 - Wednesday, 7/24/2019
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

Large-scale streaming video platforms are making more video content directly available to our users than ever before. How do librarians plan for and navigate issues of funding and access in a seemingly ever-expanding sea of offerings? Topics include: strategies for using mediated mode to improve collection development, funding models, budget management, managing user expectations, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration. Join this e-Forum to share insights and learn from national colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion while sharing their own experiences and perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will: 

  • Share their experiences with streaming media collection development and management
  • Share their insight around copyright issues, licensing and pricing models
  • Discuss strategies and challenges to funding and access

Who Should Attend

Anyone who works with media in collection development or technical services and those interested in learning more about media collection management.


Gisele Tanasse is the Film & Media Services Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley Library. She is the Chair-Elect of the American Library Association's Film & Media Round Table and chaired the 2018 revisions to the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. She administers the popular VideoLib and VideoNews Listservs and serves on the Executive Board for the National Media Market's Academic Libraries Video Trust and the steering committee for the refreshed website for the canonical documentary RACE: The Power of an Illusion. 

Lisa Hooper is the Head Music & Media Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Lisa has a background in music performance, musicology, and music librarianship before falling into collecting and managing audiovisual collections for all areas of study of the Tulane University community. She is active in the Music Library Association and an avid follower of the work of NMM (National Media Market) and a follower and occasional particant in the work of ALA’s Film and Media Round Table (FMRT).

Michele McKenzie is the Media Librarian for City College of San Francisco’s Library and Learning Resources. Michele received her Bachelor of Science in Film and Anthropology from City University of New York and her Master of Library and Information Science with a focus in Archival Studies from San Jose State University. Michele has extensive experience managing audiovisual collections for a range of archives and libraries. She is a former American Library Association Spectrum Initiative Scholar and past Chair of Video Round Table (now Film and Media Round Table). Michele currently serves on the ALA FMRT Notable Videos for Adults Awards Committee. 




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