The library can make select films available in video on demand format (streaming)
Media held by library has been purchased for screenings in course use only.
*Any public showings of films outside of the class room must have obtained or purchased the public performance rights from the copyright holders.
In order to comply with US Copyright law the following is proceedure for evaluating VHS media for reformatting:
If you have authored the VHS and it is not published commercially you may have it converted to any format, (DVD, streaming)
If a VHS tape is available in DVD format it must be purchased even if you or the library already purchased the VHS version. The library has funds to purchase and add DVDs to the collection that will be used regularly for courses.
If a VHS tape which is used in the classroom is not available on DVD we must attempt to locate a copyright holder and obtain written permission to reformat the video. If we are unable to locate or make contact with the copyright holder after making a “reasonable effort” we will proceed with the conversion. If you have written permission of the copyright holder, please submit it with the VHS cassettes.
You can show a recorded television program in class – as long as the following guidelines are observed:
The showing has to meet the same requirements as a commercially-produced tape—it must be shown in a classroom while teaching students for instructional purposes and it must be lawfully acquired.
• The program needs to be showed within 10 days of air date(recording), you can show it twice in the same class.
• Copyright notice must be included with the recorded broadcast for showing
• After 45 days the tape must be discarded or the programs owner contacted to purchase the rights to the programming.