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About the Library: Streaming Media Policy

UW-Parkside Streaming Media Policy

UW-Parkside Library Streaming Media Policy (PDF version)

Parkside Library works with faculty to provide licensed streaming media for classroom use, on-campus or off. While videos in Parkside Library’s DVD Collection can be checked out for in-class use and put on two hour or one day course reserve, videos in Films on Demand and Kanopy, the current streaming media platforms, make more than 40,000 streaming videos available to Parkside faculty, staff and students on-demand, anytime. Films on Demand and Kanopy both offer compliance with the UW-Parkside Copyright Policy and Media Accessibility Policy and because of this, the library is in a good position to support faculty in embedding multimedia into the online classroom without overtaxing departmental library resource budgets.

As is demonstrated in the recommended steps below, we encourage faculty to work closely with their library liaison to identify streaming media to use in the curriculum. Faculty are first encouraged to search and browse through the current streaming media offerings. If there are movies in the curriculum for which off-campus or online accessibility is a requirement and they cannot be found in the streaming media offerings provided by the library (Films on Demand or Kanopy), the library liaison will make every effort to add the DVD to the Parkside Library DVD Collection using a portion of the faculty’s department materials budget. Per the Copyright Policy and Media Accessibility Policy, the DVD would include closed captioning, but we will not pursue individual streaming media licenses for individual DVDs. Further, faculty should notify students in the syllabus that they will need to find alternative means of viewing the required movie, including but not limited to, borrowing the DVD from Parkside Library.

See a list of library-licensed streaming media database options here. This includes:

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