Developing a Media Collection that Addresses Trends while Targeting the Needs of Users: An Analysis of Online Streaming Videos (OSV) at CSU San Marcos

Hua Yi

Abstract


In the past two decades, library collections have gone through drastic changes, moving from print based to primarily electronic based. The transition started with electronic indexes and abstracts, then e-journals, e-books, and finally online streaming videos (OSV).  New technology brings new challenges as well as opportunities.  Librarians must keep abreast of: 

  • ongoing developments in new acquisitions models (subscription vs. purchase, local campus acquisitions vs. consortia deals, librarian-selection vs. user-selection etc.),
  • new pricing models (single year pricing, multi-year pricing, pricing based on FTEs or on usage, etc.) and
  • new assessment methods and standards (vendor usage statistics, web logins and standardized usage guided by library professional organizations).

Through literature reviews and a study of the usage of two OSV databases during six semesters at California State University of San Marcos, this research aims to review the OSV trends in collection building/management and OSV use in academic libraries.

The research findings indicated that OSV was a valuable teaching and learning resource at CSUSM. More longitudinal studies covering wider OSV resources would be valuable to test and support this observation.


Keywords


Online Streaming Videos, Usage, Electronic Resources, Academic Libraries

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