Answered By: Elizabeth Stephan
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2020     Views: 14

There can be some difficulties in providing and accessing some resources online as not all materials can be streamed due to license or other complexities. 

General information on Western Libraries' Media Guidelines include information related to purchasing streaming materials. Information on how faculty can request that the library purchase a license for streaming video is also available in the Media Guidelines, use this form to request the purchase of a streaming license. 

If you have shown DVDs in class and want to know if they are available via streaming video, you can search to see if a video is available for streaming and through which platform, as well as to determine if it’s free or if there is a cost. In general, converting DVDs to streaming is not possible due to licensing, but there can be exceptions in some cases. Contact the Media Librarian, Jeff Purdue, for help.

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