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Streaming media, Academic libraries, Higher education


With increasing student and faculty expectations of on-demand streaming video content, how are academic libraries keeping pace with costs and licensing models? As the common access models for video add additional subscriptions to the mix or feature Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) options that escalate costs as usage increases, collections librarians must perform a precarious balancing act to ensure vital information resources are available at sustainable cost levels. We will share the recent experiences of The Claremont Colleges Library and Portland State University Library, and how our models have adapted to meet growing demands on our budgets and staff time. This is a participatory program is intended to share information about our collection priorities, providing affordable and accessible media access, as well as balancing between our commitments to stewardship and responsiveness. How do we ‘right-size’ the media stream? Come with your experiences and ideas to share!


Presented at the Acquisitions Institute in Timberline, OR on May 19, 2019.

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