Section 108 of U.S. Copyright law permits preservation of VHS videotapes. It requires, however, reasonable effort searching into the distribution status of each title. As such effort is immensely time-consuming, many libraries will not have resources for such an undertaking. Media librarians at American, Arizona State, and William Paterson universities collaborated on an online database of due diligence searches for VHS titles in their respective collections. This session will present the outcome of their efforts. Following the conference they will open their database for contributions from other librarians and for reference in other VHS preservation efforts.
Meeting Type: Program
Interests: Copyright, Partnerships, Preservation
Type of Library: Academic
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
ShareStream Administrator/Media Librarian
Arizona State University
Associate Director of IRT (Recently retired)
William Paterson University Libraries
West Caldwell, New Jersey
Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian