[Libs-Or] FW: Open Letter calling for Library & Educational Purchasing Options for Video

WEIBLE Arlene * SLO Arlene.WEIBLE at slo.oregon.gov
Wed Jun 16 10:54:54 PDT 2021

Information about a campaign to provide more opportunities for institutional access to video licensing, FYI.

From: Dewitt-Miller, Erin <Erin.Dewitt-Miller at unt.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:04 AM
To: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: [Eril-l] Open Letter calling for Library & Educational Purchasing Options for Video - Please Sign and Share -

Good afternoon,

As many librarians and educators are aware, more and more video is being released to consumer platforms without an option for libraries or schools to license or purchase access.

Please see the Open Letter / Petition that Video Trust and the Film & Video Round Table of the American Libraries Association jointly created regarding institutional access to video licensing here:  http://chng.it/mwhZnqMwxy<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fchng.it%2FmwhZnqMwxy&data=04%7C01%7Cerin.dewitt-miller%40unt.edu%7Cca7d9278367c41fafa6b08d92b732ef1%7C70de199207c6480fa318a1afcba03983%7C0%7C1%7C637588595972734498%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=BfPbB5usezqG1pbWOlxoy7Mj46P5GA9kCOusirnHcoE%3D&reserved=0>.

This open letter is directed to all video distributors who release content via online platforms that do not provide purchasing options for libraries including but not limited to Amazon, Netflix, and a variety of media channels such as Hulu, HBO, YouTube, and many others. Distributors not providing institutional licensing limits libraries' and educators' ability to provide access to and teach with many great films and documentaries. This has a detrimental impact on students and other library patrons. All those impacted by this limitation - including libraries, media and other librarians, faculty and teachers, students, organizations, educational video distributors, and more - are invited to sign to show the importance of this issue.

We hope you will consider signing and sharing it.

Erin DeWitt-Miller
University of North Texas
Head, Media & Discovery Park Libraries
Chair, Video Trust

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