Frequently Asked Questions - Fall 2018 Changes for Streaming Video

What’s the new process?

  • By March 17, submit all video requests with your other requested course materials as part of the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process.
  • We will work with the BookStores to review requests and verify information with you, if needed, well in advance of the fall semester.
  • Our first choice is always to license films in streaming format so that they are free to students. If that is not an option, we’ll find the next best solution, such as:
    • Informing students about individual online rental or purchase options
    • Acquiring the physical format for screening in class
    • Investigating whether we can legally encode the analog copy for streaming.

In some cases, we may suggest you consider other alternatives, given marketplace constraints.

Why are you changing the process?

In order to comply with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act, all course materials must go through the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process (even if the library already has the ebook or the streaming video, or if the text is an OER/Open Textbook).

Can I use videos previously streamed through Panopto?

Changes in the commercial marketplace mean that further use of this streaming content violates U.S. Copyright Law. We recommend you delete any videos you currently have saved in Panopto and request them through the UA BookStores’ textbook adoption process.

How can I find out what film titles the library already has in streaming format?

Search Summon to find thousands of titles we already provide access to in streaming format or browse our streaming video databases.

What if I still have questions?

Contact your librarian.