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Guide to Streaming Video Acquisitions

by Eric Hartnett

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.

Hartnett, Eric. Guide to Streaming Video Acquisitions . Chicago, ALA Editions, 2018. 120 pp. $59.99.

ISBN-13: 978-0838917664