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Streaming DVD Service

DVD Streaming Request

Procedures to Request Streaming DVDs

  1. For cases where streaming video is needed for a full semester please contact your liaison librarian or the online media specialist for alternative access.
  2. Please submit requests at least two weeks before stream start date.
  3. The library will send the persistent link to the requester via email.
  4. The persistent link shall only be shared in Blackboard. The requester is responsible to post the link in Blackboard. For assistance contact DL Help. The library will deactivate link on the stream end date specified. The requester is responsible to remove the link in Blackboard.
  5. Requests must be resubmitted each semester. A unique URL will be issued each semester.

Streaming DVD Policy

The Streaming DVD Service is intended to provide brief online access to DVD content. In accordance with United States Copyright Law (USC Title 17), the Dwight Marvin Library will provide streaming access to DVDs owned by Hudson Valley Community College if the following conditions are met:

  1. A DVD will only be made available streaming if a video is not available from one of the library's streaming video databases (Academic Videos Online: Premium, Films on Demand, Swank Digital Campus, etc.).
  2. All streaming DVDs shall be made available only of works that are being taught in the course that is assigned to students and listed in the course syllabus or topical outline. 
  3. Online access to this service is limited to the Blackboard Learning Management System and only available to students enrolled in a particular course. Only those teaching or enrolled in the course shall be able to access the material. Individuals authorized to view the content shall be able to access the material both on and off campus.
  4. Faculty, staff, and students may not download, copy, redistribute, reproduce, modify, and/ or archive any of the files streamed for course use, in accordance with the Campus Computer Use Policy.
  5. Multiple courses may not have access to a streaming DVD simultaneously; for faculty teaching multiple courses, separate requests for the same video must be submitted; multiple sections will be considered as one request.

Accessibility: Closed captions will be activated and visible on the video. Exceptions to this will be considered upon request.

Length of access time: While a title is digitized and made available in streaming format, the physical DVD is no longer available for loan or previewing. Length of access is restricted to a two week limit. Faculty must provide a specific start and end date for the streaming DVD allowing students to complete related assignments. Once the streaming is no longer online, the DVD is available to borrow from the library. All online links will be deactivated at the end date or the last day of the semester, whichever is first. Requests must be made for each semester that the material is needed. 

Limitation: The number of entire works that may be digitized for a single course during an academic term shall not exceed the maximum number of works typically required for the course.