Here at Brock University we are increasingly getting requests for steaming video to support the curriculum. Often the films are not available on our existing streaming platforms (eg. Kanopy, Criterion).
Can you please share with us your normal process in obtaining access to these films- whether it be purchasing streaming access campus-wide, hosting locally, or temporary permission to stream for one particular course?
Do you have a media specialist in the library who investigates media permissions/acquisitions, or does your reserve staff pursue the rights?
Also, any tips on how to find and contact the correct rights owner (this has been very frustrating) would be appreciated.