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The UW-Libraries supports the use of media for courses through licensed databases, the digitization and streaming of short portions of media, and physical course reserves.
The Libraries can help you find options for films you would like students to view to meet specific pedagogical requirements for your courses. Please fill out a request form with the titles you intend to use and the libraries can assist you in the best options for your media.
Please use this form to make a request, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
While current copyright law does not support the digitizing and streaming of full length films or other media except in specific circumstances, there are still several ways to provide access to full films for your course
In many cases the libraries can assist in the digitization and streaming of specific, short portions of media for use in courses. There is not a prescribed percentage of a work that constitutes a specific, short portion under current applicable copyright laws. Instructors should carefully consider their need and choose the smallest possible amount of a work to meet pedagogical goals such as a scene from a movie or TV episode or the chorus of a song.
Requirements for digitization of physical media for streaming
Please Note: The streamed media link is NetID protected. Authorization is based on course enrollment as provided by the UW-Madison Registrar’s Office
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