Guide to Streaming Video Acquisitions

Guide to Streaming Video Acquisitions

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.

112 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1766-4 
item no.: 978-0-8389-1766-4
softcover $59.99, ALA members: $53.99
Year Published: 2019 

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