Public Performance Rights
Regarding the public showing of films on campus, the sponsoring program or club must obtain permission and pay whatever fee the copyright holder charges. See the guide below about obtaining the right to show a film publicly.
To advertise a showing of a feature film to the campus community constitutes a public performance that requires permission, regardless to whether admission is charged.
A group viewing when it is a face-to-face teaching situation requires that the showing take place in a classroom or Library room with an instructor present. These constitute a fair use of a copyrighted dvd whether the film is a documentary or a feature film. These are not public performance.
Search the Library Catalog for Films & Video Sources
Search the Library Catalog for Films & Video Sources
Search for streaming videos that can be watched from on- or off-campus as well as DVD or Blueray discs that you can borrow.
Caveat: The catalog search does not cover all of the video content of the collections listed below. To be comprehensive, follow up searches by browsing the appropriate collections.
Library's Licensed Streaming Film Collections
Browse Library Collections With Video Content
- Academic Video Online (Alexander Street) This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
Academic Video Online covers a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
Find all Academic Video Online in library's catalog
- AccessMedicine This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource including textbooks, a multimedia library of examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations, and quick reference tools.
Find all McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine textbooks in library's catalog
- AccessNeurology This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
AccessNeurology is a comprehensive online neurology resource that covers the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content.
Find all McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine. Neurology collection textbooks in library's catalog
- AccessPediatrics This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
AccessPediatrics is a comprehensive online pediatric resource that provides instant access to information essential for completing evaluation, diagnosis, and case management decisions in pediatrics.
Find all McGraw-Hill's AccessPediatrics textbooks in library's catalog
- Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains more than 300 videos of real cadaver specimens and is designed as a review and as an adjunct to dissection. The video recordings are of real human anatomic specimens. The cadavers used were not stiffened or discolored by embalming.
• User Guide [PDF]
- Annenberg Learner This link opens in a new windowMultimedia resources for K-12 classroom instruction and teacher professional development.
Find all Annenberg videos in library's catalog
- Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.
- Books 24x7 This link opens in a new windowBooks and streaming video resources covering computer science, information systems, and business. Users must register for an account using their Le Moyne email address.
Find all Books24x7 titles in library's catalog
- On-campus link to the database
- Education in Video This link opens in a new windowEducation at Alexander Street focuses on the development and training of teachers. Content includes primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms, demonstrations, lectures, and documentaries.
- ICE Learning Center This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
ICE (International Clinical Educators, Inc.) Learning Center offers streaming video collections of real patients and therapists, created to inspire clinical excellence for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. All videos are professionally filmed and feature actual patients and clinicians demonstrating practical and effective treatment ideas.
- Kanopy This link opens in a new windowKanopy is a streaming video service of feature films and documentaries. Faculty may browse the database and contact their librarian to request a one-year license for their course.
- Prendismo Collection This link opens in a new windowOn-campus access to the database
Provides over 18,000 video clips on the topics of business, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
- Sage Research Methods video This link opens in a new windowOn-campus link to the database
Over 480 videos cover every aspect of the research process and hundreds of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
- Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new windowOn-campus access to Swank films Please contact librarians if you have questions/problems.
Swank is a streaming video service of feature films and documentaries and television shows. Faculty may browse the database and contact their librarian to request a one-year license for their course.
- Teaching Channel This link opens in a new windowFeatures videos of effective PreK-12 teaching practices. Topics include assessment, class culture, common core, differentiation, lesson planning and more.
Access videos on-campus
- Visible Body: Anatomy & Function This link opens in a new windowVisible Body: Anatomy & Function offers visual anatomy guides and animations for such physiological functions as Nutrition/Elimination, Circulation/Respiration, Reproduction and more.
Please note: Visible Body opens in a new browser window and will take a few moments to load.
On-campus link to the database
Digitizing VHS Documentaries
A VHS tape can be copied as VHS, or transferred to another format, and added to the library collection in certain situations. With the phasing out of the VHS format, a digital format (streaming or DVD) is the preferred new physical format of the copy. Keep in mind that digital streaming rights do not come with VHS titles (nor with DVD purchases). Only titles for which the Library has purchased a streaming license can be streamed.
The Falcone Library can authorize the digitization of VHS tapes onto DVD format if the campus library is the holder of the materials—both the original and the new digital copy, it is a documentary (feature films are excluded from this determination unless the film is in the public domain), if the title is not available in the marketplace, and the stipulations below are followed. Any copying of VHS recordings by individuals using their own equipment or borrowed equipment is an act that likely infringes on copyright of the rights holder and for which they personally are liable, and not the College.
A fair use assessment is required to determine whether a VHS can be transferred to DVD (digital) format. All 4 fair use factors need not be satisfied; one seeks a balance. If it is determined that the VHS is for educational purposes, the film is fact-based (not a feature film), it is not available in the marketplace as a DVD, 3 of the 4 factors are satisfied. The fourth fair use factor, the amount of the work, is permitted only where it complies with Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law.
The 2012 Code of Best Pracitices for Academic & Research Libraries (pp.18-19) and Copyright Law (section 108) provide for the following for academic library collections. Section 108 of Copyright Law provides for libraries to make copies for preservation purposes. Thus a VHS qualifies for the exemption under Section 108 because it is a format for which wear and/or damage is likely and where the availability of VHS players is on the decline.
The VHS must a legally obtained copy held by the Library. (If item is an off-air taping, it has to have been done by the College’s classroom services.)
The material must be unavailable in any other format in the marketplace.
F2F class use only for the DVD.
Use/circulate one copy only simultaneously, not both the archival and the digital simultaneously.
Lend, use, show digital copy only to affiliated users of campus and scholars. (Special patrons cannot use—in-house, nor via circulation outside the Library facility.)
To find a comparable title in the Library's streaming video collections. Ask your librarian. Failing this, then the determination must be made as above.
Section 108 Spinner
Reproduction by and for libraries are allowed under certain conditions. Use this tool developed by Michael Brewer, American Library Association Office for ITP, to determine when it is proper to reproduce copyrighted material.