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Library's new streaming video purchasing policy

For online and hybrid classes, streaming licenses will be pursued upon request if the Library has an existing contract with the streaming vendor.  The Library will purchase a single year license, when available. For face-to-face classes, new streaming licenses for individual titles will only be pursued in exceptional circumstances, such as when multiple classes are all using the film. For titles that will be shown in a face-to-face class, the library will instead pursue a DVD copy of the film if the library does not already have one in their collection. 
The current exception to this policy is content the university has been licensing through
Swank. The model for Swank content is currently in transition. For Spring 2016 quarter the library is asking faculty members to limit their requests for Swank titles to films that are required viewing for all students and that must be viewed outside of class.  Starting in September 2016, the library expects to have a large suite of Swank films (approximately 150 titles) available to all DePaul users for the year.  This includes a large number of titles commonly requested in the past.  The titles in this collection can change from year to year but there will be less flexibility for mid-year additions.  As a result, the library anticipates having a much more limited ability to support new requests for classes during the year and will instead primarily rely on DVDs to fill these needs. If there are films you anticipate needing next year, that will be required viewing for all of your students and that will not be shown in class, please let Cynthia Petts (, the Collections & E-Resources assistant, know so that these titles can be considered for part of the suite of content next year.
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