ALCTS Publisher / Vendor Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group

Call for presenters for the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting 

May 09, 2017 01:00 PM

The ALCTS PVLR Interest Group is seeking presenters for the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Presentations should be 10 minutes long as there will be time for questions and discussion.


Streaming Videos - Opportunities and Challenges in Libraries

Time: Monday, June26, 8:30am-10:00am

Location: McCormick Place West, Room W175c



Today, people increasingly demand access to content where and when they want it. Streaming video and video-on-demand has become a very popular format for entertainment and informational purposes. There are many new vendors in this growing market place. Libraries are experiencing a increasing number of requests for these types of resources. At the same time, there are many challenges that make acquiring these resources unmanageable, restrictive or impossible for libraries. Among these challenges are the understanding and management of different business models such as PDA, DDA, or subscription-based services and the fact that licensing requirements may be either non-existent or not friendly to library services. In addition, purchasing requirements from a diverse pool of vendors cause inefficiency in acquisitions workflows. There are varying quality of metadata in MARC records for video materials and hurdles in the management of authentication and the accessibility, including compliance with usability and accessibility standards for users with physical disabilities.  


This session will bring librarians and industry professionals together for a discussion of ideas and suggestions for best practices and to improve standardization, compliance and efficiency within the marketplace so the needs of library users can be met.  


If interested, please email to


Additionally, the Interest Group is also looking for Co-chairs. Please contact Lee Sochay [] if you might be interested in serving.


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