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ALCTS Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group at ALA Annual 

Jun 07, 2017 01:04 PM

The ALCTS Publisher/Vendor/Library Relations (PVLR) Interest Group invites you for a discussion on Streaming Videos - Opportunities and Challenges in Libraries.

About the topic:

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 an 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. 


Tom Humphrey, COO, Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming platform for colleges and public libraries. Kanopy’s collection includes over 30,000 documentaries, indie films, foreign language cinema, and learning titles. Tom has a passion for film and believes firmly in its role in its power to engage, educate, and impact. Tom holds Law and Business degrees from the University of New South Wales and a MBA from Harvard University.

Peter Ciuffetti, VP of Product Development, Alexander Street Press

Pete has been a technologist in the industry for over 30 years working for companies that produce library information products.  He's held senior technical positions at SilverPlatter, KnowledgeCite, HW Wilson and Credo Reference.  Pete gets inspired working with librarians, many of who are early adopters, passionately service oriented and can accomplish amazing things with limited resources.

Amanda Maple, Music Librarian and Acting Head Arts and Humanities Library, Penn State University Libraries

As music librarian at the Penn State University Libraries, Amanda Maple provides leadership for music and video collections and services. She earned a Master of Science degree from the School of Library Service at Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. Before joining the Penn State University Libraries in 1994, Amanda held library positions at St. Olaf College and at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Matthew J. Wayman, Head Librarian, Ciletti Memorial Library, Penn State Schuylkill

Matthew has been serving for the past year as Acting Acquisitions Librarian for Penn State University, in addition to his regular duties. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Library Service degrees from Rutgers University, as well as a Master of Arts in History from Temple University. He joined Penn State University as a reference librarian at Penn State Abington in 2000, and has worked at Penn State Schuylkill since 2008.

About the event:

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

Location: McCormick Place West, Room W175c


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