Streaming Video in the Library: Trends and Best Practices-One Year Later (Online)

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A year ago Alexander Street Press sponsored one of the best-attended webcasts yet hosted by Library Journal, detailing the fast growing world of streaming video. A year later the topic has become even more important. In the past 12 months, the iPad has become a global phenomenon, and Hulu has more than doubled in size. We’ve seen new versions of the iPhone and Android operating systems-4G access holds the promise for high speed streaming of video to your mobile phone. In short, this area is HOT!

And video itself has become still more important. In 2010, 179 million individual Americans watched online video each month-a little over half of the nation’s entire population (307 million). In December 2010 alone, 88.6 million people watched online video on an average day, up 32 percent from December 2009. Total viewing sessions in December 2010 reached 8 billion. The consequences for libraries and librarians are important and growing more so.

This presentation will update you on the latest trends in video delivery for libraries. Packed with useful information, including checklists, standard licensing terms, and technical overviews, this webinar will give you everything you need to make informed decisions about how to deliver video services that best serve your patrons’ research, classroom, and entertainment needs.

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