Through the Miami University Libraries Streaming Video Reserve (SVR) service, audiovisual works can be made accessible to students and faculty for educational purposes in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
Best Practices for Copyright Compliance
Whenever possible, students should be provided with a link to copies of audiovisual works made legally available online. This could include a clip from a CBS news program posted to CBS’s website or a film already available in an electronic format in one of the library’s databases (see our Videos Guide for more information). When students are required to watch a film in its entirety in a streaming format, this may also include directing them to access videos made available through third party streaming services, e.g. Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu.
Requests the library MAY be able to make available via its SVR service include:
For those instances where a lawful copy of a film is not readily accessible online:
A member of the Miami University Libraries staff will contact the course instructor if there are any copyright concerns regarding their request. The Miami University Libraries reserves the right to refuse requests they deem are not made in compliance with the law.
If you have any questions about how US copyright law impacts this service, please contact Carla Myers, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at 513-529-3935 or email@example.com.
Streaming Video Reserve requests for the Oxford campus should be submitted using this form (you will be asked to log-in with your Miami University username and password).
Streaming Video Reserve requests for the Hamilton and Middletown campuses should be submitted using this form (you will be asked to log-in with your Miami University username and password).
The form will ask you to identify which campus you will be teaching from to help direct your request to the appropriate individuals.
This form asks instructors to document learning objectives to help demonstrate that their request would likely fall within the scope of the fair use or TEACH Act exemptions found in US copyright law. Instructors should carefully complete all required fields. Failure to do so may result in a delay in processing as the forms will be returned to the instructor to be completed.
For a work to be digitized as part of this program it must be owned by the Library. The library will carefully consider all purchase requests; however, purchasing decisions may be limited by the cost of the work, the Library’s budget for material expenditures, and considerations of how a requested work fits into the overall collection development practices and priorities of a particular collection. The Miami University Libraries are under no obligation to purchase these items. If you need assistance determining if the library owns a copy of the audiovisual work you are interested in having digitized as part of this service, please contact your Subject Librarian.
Requests must be submitted in a timely manner. Please note that processing these requests takes, at minimum, five business days. More time may be needed if the library must first acquire a copy of the video. Processing time may be substantially longer near the beginning of a semester, when an audiovisual work needs to be acquired for the collection and/or when a work needs to be modified for accessibility purposes. Ideally, requests should be submitted at least a month in advance of when they are needed for an assignment or instruction to help ensure plenty of time for processing.
Accessibility. If there is a student in the class who requires an accommodation such as closed captioning or audio description the Miami University Libraries will work with Student Disability Services to provide the accommodation. The faculty member who placed the digitization request is responsible for notifying the Library of these accommodation requests.
Questions about the submission process can be directed to:
|Oxford Campus||Carla Myersfirstname.lastname@example.org||King Library 303B|
|Hamilton Campus||Krista McDonaldemail@example.com||Rentschler Library (SCH 206)|
|Middletown Campus||John Burkefirstname.lastname@example.org||Gardner-Harvey Library|