Thank you to everyone who replied to my inquiry!
I appreciate you taking time to share what your institution has done, it has generated some interesting discussions.
Head of Digital Projects
Harry Ransom Center | The University of Texas at Austin
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From: Walker, Lauren E
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:28 PM
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Subject: RE: [ARSCLIB] best practices for reading room access to copyrighted audio
Thank you for responding to my inquiry! We are looking into using aviary. Glad to hear the positive feedback about it.
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Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIB] best practices for reading room access to copyrighted audio
We recently adopted Aviary, a new streaming platform with university friendly permissions.
It allows your collection metadata to be discoverable online, while leaving institutions in charge of public, on campus, or private access. I feel like it's been a game changer for access to our institutions recordings.
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 5:04 PM Danielle Cordovez < [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At the Library for the Performing Arts, there is a room with players
> for the majority of our a/v formats that connects to listening
> stations in the main reading room. NYPL also has the Digital
> Collections <https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/> site, which
> securely streams recordings from catalog terminals without the
> internet. Research divisions have the ability to limit where collection materials are heard or viewed.
> We only permit access to the materials in our collection to other NYPL
> research libraries or onsite here. In circumstances where we can
> obtain files for recordings that aren't playable or haven't made it to
> Digital Collections, patrons can make an appointment to view or hear
> the material on a laptop with locked USB ports
> <https://www.amazon.com/Lindy-USB-Port-Blocker-Green/dp/B000I2JWJ0> in
> the special collections reading room.
> I hope this helps!
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> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 11:41 AM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Hmm, interesting tale, but I wonder if it may be out of date by now.
> > I’m not a library person, and this may be only a California thing,
> > but a studio and duplication facility where I worked thru the 80s
> > and 90s and
> > at one point had customers sign a form so that we (the studio)
> > couldn’t
> > sued for working with copyrighted material. The boss took it to an
> > by making people sign even if we were duping their own CDs or tapes,
> > if they were commercial release copies!
> > I don’t know if that is still in effect, and the studio is out of
> > now (due to so many home recordists and streaming) but it is a
> > thought…
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson * Intuitive Audio
> > 415-721-8070 mobile
> > I'm just a simple sound engineer, nothing more, nothing less.
> > -- paraphrase of the Dalai Lama.
> > > On Jan 16, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Karl Miller
> > > <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > From a retired head of the recordings collection at the University
> > > of
> > Texas...it was about 30+ years ago that we approached the
> > University's Office of General Counsel on this question. They issued
> > a position statement that they saw no difference between a pubic
> > access dubbing facility and a photocopy machine. So, I installed
> > two dubbing facilities in the Fine Arts Library...when it was still
> > the Fine Arts Library...not the Center for whatever it is that the
> > Dean now calls it. We were told
> > we did not need to monitor those dubbing facilities and that if a
> > patron choose to violate the law, it was up to them and that we, the
> > Library, could not be held liable in the event of that violation,
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