Libraries and Streaming Media

Scheduled Dates
Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Course Description

Over the past decade libraries have seen the gradual shift from physical media and audiovisual collections to streaming media. Even though streaming media theoretically provides greater access at any location, there are several factors that need to be considered when acquiring streaming media for your library.

In this workshop we will learn about the various streaming media content platforms, licenses, and purchasing models as well as examine how fair use, accessibility, and discoverability impact how patrons use streaming media. Lastly, we will explore ways we can market streaming media and how we can integrate it into library programs.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Understand the distribution process for most forms of media and how that impacts libraries
  • Identify the differences among streaming media content platforms, licenses, and purchasing models
  • Examine fair use, accessibility, and discoverability in the context of streaming media
  • Develop strategies for marketing streaming media services and programs to patrons


Homework Expectations
  • There will be both in class and at home assignments to be completed.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Contact Hours: 
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
Amigos Member Fee: 
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
Non-member Fee: