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Requesting Streaming Video
Copyrighted film and video must be licensed for streaming or online use in classes - even if we own the film on tape or disc. The University of Iowa Libraries works with several vendors to stream film for classes and licenses vary by vendor.
- Check our streaming video sources for films to which we already have access that will accomplish your educational goal. Alexander Street Video includes counseling and therapy videos, some TV documentaries, newsreels and other TV content. Swank Digital Campus focuses on Hollywood movies while Kanopy focuses on international films, classics and some documentaries. Pay attention to the duration of the license, often listed by the vendor and in InfoHawk+.
- To request a streaming film, contact our course reserves department or your liaison librarian.
UI Libraries Course Reserves
Contact our Course Reserves department to request films. Under material type, choose Video for streaming options. Remember to grant us limited access to your ICON site - https://teach.uiowa.edu/ICON/dashboard/instructor#Lib%20reserve
Subject specialist librarians
Your department's Liaison Library or Subject Librarian can help you find streaming movies for your class. You can also contact the UI Distance Education Librarian - http://www.lib.uiowa.edu./disted/.
Requesting Video Purchase
We encourage instructors to request books, films, or other media they need for their research or for use in class. If we do not have what you need, contact your Subject Librarian or Recommend a Library Purchase through our recommendation form.