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Academic libraries -- Collection development, Libraries -- Special collections -- Streaming video, Streaming video, Online library catalogs -- Analytics


Despite the widespread adoption of streaming video by academic libraries, there has been little discussion about how video content is discovered and accessed through the library catalog as compared to vendor platforms. This article explores the current status of video resources in the library catalog to better understand how users find and access streaming content. MARC records were evaluated, and searches were performed to gauge issues related to metadata quality and its impact on discovery. The study reveals new trends in how users access streaming content for teaching, learning, and research.


This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 32(2), 71-86. DOI: 10.1080/1941126X.2020.1739818



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