DVD and streaming video: Choices for an academic library

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susannah J. Benedetti, Associate Director Library Technical and Collection Management (Creator)
Jeanne Cross, Coordinator of Collection Development (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: Randall Library has a large educational and documentary DVD collection (4,800+) which continues to grow. Like many we are experiencing an increasing number of requests for streaming video titles due in part to UNCW offering more distance education and online courses. In FY13 we received a faculty request for the Media Education Foundation's Media Studies and Communication streaming video package. We considered the subscription despite a significant 65% overlap of titles in our existing DVD collection. With the availability of some one-time funding, we chose to subscribe to a 3 year license for the streaming package, hosted on Kanopy, and to analyze use. Collection management question: Is it worth it for the library to duplicate purchased content and support ongoing costs for a licensed subscription?

Additional Information

Poster presentation for the Charleston Conference, November 4-7, 2015.
Language: English
Date: 2015
Streaming video, Collection management (Libraries), Documentary films, Digital libraries—Collection development, Academic libraries—Acquisitions, Academic libraries—Use studies, Charleston Conference
Streaming video
Collection management (Libraries)
Documentary films
Digital libraries—Collection development
Academic libraries—Acquisitions
Academic libraries—Use studies
Charleston Conference

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