Certified by Indiana State Library for Library Education Units. See each session for specific details.

Digital Video Summit 4.0: Values and pitfalls in the new age of streaming video

Sunday, 10/7 3:00 - 6:00 PM conference room TBA

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In response to the overwhelmingly expressed need for options and ideas to balance convenient access while building a robust permanent collection, workshop leaders with years of experience in institutional acquisition will present data, pose questions, and lead discussion in an all-conference session involving both purchasers and vendors.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Assessing streaming’s popularity and long term viability.

  • Evaluating temporary licenses versus perpetual ownership.

  • Developing a streaming collection while meeting curricular demand and user preferences.

  • How best to serve streaming files to users.

  • How to achieve budget sustainability.

  • Whether the trend of exclusive reliance on aggregators for streaming video contributes to the decline or demise of the small distributor with specialized content.

We invite librarians and vendors to join this lively workshop. There will be numerous opportunities for questions and discussion.

Attendees receive 3 Technology Library Education Units (State of Indiana)


Streaming worldwide: streaming services for ethnic communities

Tuesday, 10/9 8:30 - 9:30 AM conference room TBA


The world of online streaming continues to expand well beyond Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon, and specific thematic and genre services like FilmStruck, Fandor, or Shudder. For ethnic and immigrant populations who are interested in foreign-language content, there are niche services that cater to ethnic and language communities. What can you recommend to patrons who want to stream Hispanic or Asian films? Whether for programming in East Asian languages, Bollywood films, content for Middle Eastern Arabic- and Farsi-speaking audiences, Russian-language broadcasting, or British drama and comedy for the devoted anglophile, this session will review new and emerging sources for international streaming film.


Presenter: Xavier Claret (Digitalia)

A Celebration of the “So Bad, It’s Good” Film:
How Schlock, Cult Classics, and Craptastic Films Can Save the Day

Tuesday, 10/9  1:00 - 2:00 PM conference room TBA


In most collections there are not only great and highly acclaimed films, but films with, well, let's say "cult" appeal. Hidden among the latter, however, may lurk surprisingly powerful educational aids.  No, really. You may ask: how can instructors and library patrons use films we would otherwise designate as strange, schlocky, low-budget, bizarre, or just bad? In what ways are you and your colleagues able to shine light and promote the use of unsung and undervalued germs — I mean, gems — hidden in your collections? Please join us for an entertaining journey through the very underbelly of Film Studies to find unexpected creative approaches to squeezing the very most out of the very worst in film.

Attendees receive 1 Library Education Unit (State of Indiana)

Presenters include:

Poster credit: By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17848289

PD Session — Presentation of SAGE white paper: Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning: The Current State of Play

Tuesday 10/9  5:30 - 6:30 PM conference room TBA


Background statement from the white paper:

Video-based learning has long been used as an educational tool to assist in classroom teaching, with earliest usage noted during the Second World War (Yousef et al., 2014). A number of recent advances, most notably the rapid growth in access to high speed internet through homes, schools and personal devices such as tablets or smartphones, have had a significant impact in changing the learning environment and accelerating video use in higher education. Researchers note an “explosion” in online courses and a rapidly changing comprehension of how video can be used effectively to enhance learning (Schneps et al. 2010).

Within this explosive space of change and development, educational institutions and libraries now sit with huge amounts of curiosity about what video can and will do for their faculty and students. This is similarly the case for educational publishers and video distributors who are investing large sums of money in the creation and distribution of this content. Some fundamental, key questions exist that have been and continue to be explored via numerous research endeavors: How is video making a tangible difference in the higher education space; what impact is it having on student engagement with their course and learning; and, perhaps most crucially, what are the measures of success of video use both for educators and librarians?

Attendees receive 1 technology Library Education Unit (State of Indiana)

Presenter: Michael Carmichael (Senior Publisher for Video, SAGE Publishing)

Academic Libraries Video Trust — Information Session

Wednesday, 10/10 8:30 - 9:30 AM conference room TBA

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For years librarians have struggled with how to facilitate the preservation of commercial video content which is no longer in distribution. As the VHS format fades into the past, there is a need to replace and preserve deteriorating works.

The Academic Libraries Video Trust is a cooperative of institutions to create preservation and replacement copies of endangered, lost, stolen works and works in an obsolete format, building on the online database of thousands of titles (Section 108 Due Diligence Project) created by Chris Lewis (American University), and Jane Hutchinson (William Paterson University). Please join Project Collaborators Sarah McCleskey and Jeff Tamblyn as they describe Section 108, the Academic Libraries Video Trust, their work to create a solution to the loss of work in a format nearing obsolescence, and how they envision colleagues within media librarianship and the NMM community coming together to further this project.

Attendees receive 1 Library Education Unit (State of Indiana)

Captioning video for accessibility and homegrown content: transcription standards, legal issues, and workflow

Wednesday, 10/10  1:00 - 2:00 PM conference room TBA


Captioning includes not only spoken dialogue, but may also include descriptions of audio and video content for users. Traditionally, film industry and business professionals upload a video, consult a vendor, and download accompanying caption files to add to the media. However, it’s not always so simple or straight-forward. There are services for audiences which take into account copyright law and policy, to meet the quality standards for accessible captions and descriptions. There are software options that one must consider when taking this on for homegrown content. Blake E. Reid has authored a white paper titled Third Party Captioning and Copyright and can elaborate on the relationship between copyright law and third-party accessibility.  Digital file-based workflows are now the norm, instead of shipping off piles of master tapes or physical media for captioning and description. We will conclude by describing the workflow that can render closed captioning, transcription, audio description, and subtitling through an online interface and result in greater accessibility for patrons, as well as keyword searchability of transcripts and optimization for search engines to promote discoverability of video.

Join us for a presentation and discussion with captioning and transcription industry experts.

Attendees receive 1 Technology Library Education Unit (State of Indiana)

Presenters include:

  • Jason Stark (Described and Captioned Media Program, DCMP)

  • Blake E. Reid (Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic (TLPC) & Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship)

  • Lily Bond (3Play Media)