Licensing Streaming Media and Digital Content (part 1)

Wednesday, 11/4/2015

This webinar was presented on 11/04/2015. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Kent State University Libraries recently reorganized procedures for making streaming video available for courses upon faculty request. A new purchasing request procedure for initiating video streaming requests was developed using software already in use. Staff time was set aside for researching digital rights options. Protocol for invoking the TEACH Act and Fair Use exemptions was developed and approved by university counsel. In this session, we will share these procedures, including flowcharts for our workflow, as well as statistics for expenditures and use.

This session is part 1 of a 3-part series, Challenges of Managing Streaming Media and Other Digital Content:

  1. Licensing Streaming Media and Digital Content
  2. Pricing and Other Issues in Streaming Video
  3. Video Game Collections in Academic Libraries


Learning Outcomes

Provide participants with:

  • an example of interdepartmental workflow for the recommendation, acquisition, and licensing of streaming video;
  • marketing and communication strategies for sharing streaming video information among faculty, educational technologists, and other instructional designers;
  • basic information on invoking the TEACH Act, as well as some examples of fair use analysis for streaming video.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who manage the collection, acquisition, selection, and licensing for streaming media, data sets, and games in academic libraries

A basic understanding of U.S. copyright law is helpful but not necessary.


Cindy Kristof is an associate professor and currently serves as Head of Copyright and Document Services at Kent State University Libraries. She assists others with their copyright questions, assists in obtaining copyright permissions and licensing, and regularly presents on copyright basics. She contributed a chapter titled, “U.S. Copyright and Interlibrary Loan Practice” to the third edition of the Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook published by the American Library Association. She is currently the Libraries’ representative to the Kent State University Faculty Senate.



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