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Streaming Media

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The Libraries, Language Resource Center, and ITS offer a video streaming service for web-based delivery of media intended for educational use. If you are interested in using this service for your class, please contact the Libraries at streaming@swarthmore.edu or Michael Jones at the Language Resource Center (x8036).

  • We will prepare the work in a streaming format, and make the file accessible to students enrolled in the course through Moodle.
  • All works are prepared in accordance with the College's Copyright Policy and the TEACH Act.
  • We will attempt to obtain permission from distributor of the work to stream the digitized version.
    • If permission is not granted, the digitized work will be removed from the streaming server immediately. Students will be able to view the work in its original format on reserve at the Libraries or Language Resource Center.
    • Should permission be granted at a price, we will discuss whether the licensing fee is fair and feasible.
  • Requests to prepare media for streaming may be made only by instructors, for courses held in the current semester or following semester.
  • We require a copy of the final course syllabus, on which the title of the work must appear.
  • Works to be streamed must be owned the Libraries or the Language Resource Center, and be used for a course-related purpose. If you would like to digitize material that is not owned by either the Libraries or Language Resource Center, please contact us and we will attempt to purchase it for our collection.
  • At this time, only a very limited number of VHS tapes can be prepared for streaming. Please contact us if the title you would like streamed is only available on VHS and we will attempt to accommodate the request.
  • We will not prepare for streaming third-party copies, recordings, or transfers, including rentals or personal recordings of television broadcasts.
  • In order to prepare for streaming original footage created by faculty or students, we require written permission from the creator. If your original work requires editing, Media Services can assist.
  • Due to the steps involved in preparing the file, we request that all requests be made with 2 weeks advanced notice. In order to meet the needs of students, priority is given to courses with high enrollments.

Additionally, the Libraries subscribe to a number of streaming video databases.

Audio

Underhill Music & Dance Library offers an audio streaming service through Variations Digital Music Library, a TriCollege Library project to help Indiana University develop web-based software for the creation of local digital audio collections. Additionally, the Libraries subscribe to a number of streaming audio databases.

For further information, please contact Donna Fournier, Music and Dance Librarian, (x8231).