Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS: Multimedia FAQs

Instructions can be found here. Please contact Kris Shanton, Music Librarian, for information on username/password.
An all region/all format DVD player is located in viewing station #V3. The remote must be checked out from Multimedia Services in order to access the menu options.

You may also choose to download VideoLAN, open source cross-platform multimedia player.

PAL DVDs can be viewed on any computer with any media player. Headphones for in-house use are available for check out from the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
Submit a Multimedia Scheduling Request.  Scheduling in advance will help ensure the item is available when you need it.

There will be no cost to your organization as long as the Library holds Public Performance Rights and the showing is free and limited to the Ithaca College community.   If the Library does not hold Public Performance Rights, we can provide you contact information in order to obtain it.
Special permission to remove the item from the library and an extended loan period may be approved as needed.  Please submit a Media Scheduling Request
A "public performance" is any performance of a film which occurs outside of the home, or at any place where people are gathered who are not family members. In most cases titles sold by video and retail outlest are restricted to home use only and do not include public performace rights.

The films's media producer or distributor normally manages performance rights and the rights-holder can assign PPR to others through a Public Performance License. PPR are required for all screenings of copyrighted media to audiences outside of regular curriculum, i.e. student club events, department sponsored lectures and film series.

PPR are not required for dorm room/home viewing and screening media in the context of face-to-face teaching in the classroom.

Showing media, whether borrowed from the library or rented/purchased, to groups outside of the classroom may be illegal,and may place the College at risk legally.

The IC Library does not necessarily purchase media with Public Performance Rights, since many of our acquisitions support the curriculum and are used in face-to-face teaching, which is exempt from PPR. However, many distributors of our educational films include PPR in the purchase price.

If performance rights are available, they will be listed in the Performance Rights field in the Details section of the item record in the online catalog.   

The College Archives houses Serling television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works, and secondary materials. Consult the Archives site for more information.

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