The Digital Collections Center has the equipment to convert physical audio/video materials like VHS, cassette tapes, and DVDs into digital files. When we receive a request to convert physical audio/video materials to digital files, we follow this process:
Note: Physical audio/video materials that are produced and/or related to Furman University may be retained in Special Collections and Archives for preservation purposes.
Because of the need to make resources available to students who are participating in classes remotely, the Library has developed a procedure for making film and other media available in a online format.
Faculty may request video resources in an online format by using this form. The Library will seek to purchase the resource in a streaming format. If streaming is unavailable, the Library will digitize a library-owned physical copy or purchase a new physical copy to digitize. The digitized copy will be uploaded to Box with a Word copy of our copyright statement/usage restrictions to this folder. The folder and its contents will only be available for individual classes; will be password protected; and the content will be non-downloadable. The Box folder will expire on at the end of the current semester.
This is a temporary policy. Newly purchased videos will be cataloged and the physical copy of the film will be available after the fall semester.
Copyright protection exists in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression. The two key phrases here are "original works" and "fixed". The creativity level required for originality is very low - a "spark" - but is required, no matter how much effort was required to create the work.
Works of authorship include the following categories: