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Media and Streaming Video

Loan policies for dvds and vhs, classroom viewing, copyright and fair use, streaming services

Procedure for Classroom Viewing of VHS and DVD

The collection of VHS tapes and DVDs are located in the library. Faculty are responsible for picking up and returning media to the library.  Media will be checked out to the professor.  This can be done up to 3 days in advance of the classroom reservation.

Classroom Holds on DVDs and VHS

Faculty are encouraged to place a hold on media in the library's collection as early in the semester as possible to ensure its availability.

  1. Course reserve form
  2. Calling/emailing Circulation. 315-792-3041 or circulation@utica.edu

 

Faculty are responsible for picking up and returning media to the library.  Media will be checked out to the professor.  This can be done anytime, but the library will hold the media up to 3 days in advance of the classroom reservation.

Face-to-Face Classroom

1.  Copyrighted DVDs and VHS:

Showing all or part of a lawfully obtained video in your classroom is allowed under fair use.  The teaching activity is for students registered for your class and instructional activity must be taking place.

Videos and DVDs in the library's media collection, rental dvds, personal copies can be shown as long as they are lawfully made.

 

2.  Video streaming services: Kanopy is a subscription database found on the library web pages.  Kanopy videos are licensed for educational use, for classroom viewing and are accessible to students both on and off campus.

Kanopy videos can be embedded in learning management systems (Engage, Canvas).  Use the "Embed" button and copy/paste the code provided.

More information can be found on the Video Streaming Service: Kanopy Library Guide

 

3. Streaming services such as Netflix: The Netflix Terms of Use states that "The Netflix service, and any content viewed through our service, are for your personal and non-commercial use only. " Current interpretation of personal subscription services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime is that the educational exemptions found in copyright law does not apply to these services.

Source: Ezor, J.I. (2013) Streaming while teaching: the legality of using personal streaming video accounts for the classroom. Albany Law Journal, 23, 221-236. Retrieved from: http://www.albanylawjournal.org/Documents/Articles/23.1.221-Ezor.pdf

4. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/

 

 

 

 

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand offers a large variety of curriculum-focused, streaming video titles from producers such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, A&E, History, ABCNews, BBC, NBC News, Shopware, Biography, National Geographic and others.

Kanopy provides over 7,000 videos and films in arts, health, business, education, etc. and some feature films.