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Public Library Plans for the Film & Video Collections

Public Library Plans for the Film & Video Collections

The study, based on data from 62 public libraries in the United States, presents data and commentary on the film & video collection and collection plans of public libraries in the USA. Readers will find data on the size and growth rates of video collections, spending on film and video, the percentage of films and other videos that are donated or purchased used, the type and number of titles for which libraries maintain multiple copies, favorite CD’s, revenue data on income from overdue fines for film and video, earning from public screenings of films in the library (or outside the library but for the library) and much more. The study also looks at current and future planned public library spending on streamed and downloaded video and use of key video suppliers such as Hulu, Library Ideas, Recorded Books, Amazon, OverDrive and others. It gives detailed data on the percentage of video spending accounted for by streamed and downloaded video in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The study also looks at library offerings of video games and video based courses.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
PARTICIPANTS LIST
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Library spending on DVD’s, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an Internet connection.
In 2014
In 2015
In 2016 (anticipated)
Number of DVD’s and Blu-rays of Films and Other Video Resources in the Library Collection
In 2014
In 2015
In 2016 (anticipated)
Percentage of Library’s DVD’s and Blu-rays of Films and Other Video Resources Given to the Library for Free
Percentage of Library’s Collection of DVD’s and Blu-rays of Films and Other Video Resources That Were Purchased as Used Items, Excluding Those Given to the Library for Free
Lending Out Films or Other Videos in VHS or Laserdisk Formats
What percentage of film and other video titles does the library maintain multiple copies?
Video Titles of Which the Library Has More Than One Copy
Percentage of Films or Videos Loaned Out By the Library Come From Other Libraries
Percentage of Library’s Revenue from Overdue Fines Derived from Films and Other Video Resources?
Percentage of Libraries that Loan Out Video Games
Online Library Courses Offered by Libraries
Most Common Courses Provided to Patrons
Amount the Library Spent for Licenses for Streaming Video or Download Licensing in the Past Year
Amount the Library Spent for Licenses for Streaming Video or Download Licensing in the Upcoming Year
Library’s Plans to Offer Streaming or Downloading Film and Other Video Titles
Percentage of Video Licensing Contracts Best Described as “Pay Per View”
Percentage of Video Licensing Contracts Described as Flat Fee, Perpetuity Licensing
Top Five Video Resource Distributers
Percentage of Video Licensing Contracts Best Described as Flat fee, Fixed Term Licensing
Library Ideas
Midwest Tape
Hoopla
OverDrive
Recorded Books
Percentage of Budget For Overall Video Resources Used By Patrons Accounted For By Streaming and Downloaded Video
Library Spending on Streaming Video In the Future
Level of Technical Skill of Library Patrons in Using Streaming or Downloadable Video
Number of times in the past year that the library has shown a movie in the library.
Amount the Library Spent for Performance Rights to Film/Video
Table 1.1.1 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2014? ($ US)
Table 1.1.2 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2014? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 1.1.3 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2014? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 1.2.1 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2015? ($ US)
Table 1.2.2 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2015? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 1.2.3 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2015? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 1.3.1 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2016 (anticipated)? ($ US)
Table 1.3.2 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2016 (anticipated)? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 1.3.3 What has the library spent on DVD's, Blu-rays and other mediums for film/video content not delivered through an internet connection in 2016 (anticipated)? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 2 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were/will be in the library's collection in each of the following years?
Table 2.1.1 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2014?
Table 2.1.2 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2014? Broken out by Service area population
Table 2.1.3 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2014? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 2.2.1 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2015?
Table 2.2.2 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2015? Broken out by Service area population
Table 2.2.3 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were in the library's collection in 2015? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 2.3.1 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources will be in the library's collection in 2016 (anticipated)?
Table 2.3.2 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources will be in the library's collection in 2016 (anticipated)? Broken out by Service area population
Table 2.3.3 How many DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources will be in the library's collection in 2016 (anticipated)? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 3.1 What percentage of the library's DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were given to the library for free?
Table 3.2 What percentage of the library's DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were given to the library for free? Broken out by Service area population
Table 3.3 What percentage of the library's DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were given to the library for free? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 4.1 What percentage of the library's collection of DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were purchased as used items, excluding those given to the library for free?
Table 4.2 What percentage of the library's collection of DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were purchased as used items, excluding those given to the library for free? Broken out by Service area population
Table 4.3 What percentage of the library's collection of DVD's and Blu-rays of films and other video resources were purchased as used items, excluding those given to the library for free? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 5.1 Does the library loan out films or other videos in VHS or Laserdisk formats?
Table 5.2 Does the library loan out films or other videos in VHS or Laserdisk formats? Broken out by Service area population
Table 5.3 Does the library loan out films or other videos in VHS or Laserdisk formats? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 6.1 For approximately what percentage of film and other video titles does the library maintain multiple copies?
Table 6.2 For approximately what percentage of film and other video titles does the library maintain multiple copies? Broken out by Service area population
Table 6.3 For approximately what percentage of film and other video titles does the library maintain multiple copies? Broken out by FTE Staff
What are the most copies that the library has of any single video? (please name the video and the number of copies) Broken out by Service area population
Table 7.1 What percentage of the films or videos loaned out by the library come from other libraries? (including other libraries in the same system)
Table 7.2 What percentage of the films or videos loaned out by the library come from other libraries? (including other libraries in the same system) Broken out by Service area population
Table 7.3 What percentage of the films or videos loaned out by the library come from other libraries? (including other libraries in the same system) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 8.1 What percentage of the library's revenues from overdue fines comes from films and other video resources?
Table 8.2 What percentage of the library's revenues from overdue fines comes from films and other video resources? Broken out by Service area population
Table 8.3 What percentage of the library's revenues from overdue fines comes from films and other video resources? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 9.1 What were the library's approximate revenues from overdue films and other forms of video in the past year? ($ US)
Table 9.2 What were the library's approximate revenues from overdue films and other forms of video in the past year? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 9.3 What were the library's approximate revenues from overdue films and other forms of video in the past year? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 10.1 Does the library loan out video games?
Table 10.2 Does the library loan out video games? Broken out by Service area population
Table 10.3 Does the library loan out video games? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 11.1 Can library patrons take courses offered by the library online?
Table 11.2 Can library patrons take courses offered by the library online? Broken out by Service area population
Table 11.3 Can library patrons take courses offered by the library online? Broken out by FTE Staff
If so what are some of the most popular courses offered by the library and how many patrons have taken the course? Broken out by Service area population
Table 12.1 How much did the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the past year? ($ US)
Table 12.2 How much did the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the past year? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 12.3 How much did the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the past year? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 13.1 How much will the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the upcoming year? ($ US)
Table 13.2 How much will the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the upcoming year? ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 13.3 How much will the library spend for licenses for streaming video or downloaded video licensing in the upcoming year? ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff
Describe the library's plans in the area of streaming or downloaded film and other video titles. Will it increase its offerings in this area? If so how soon? What are the factors encouraging or discouraging the use of this technology? Broken out by Service area population
Table 14.1 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as "pay per view"? In this model you pay for only what you use rather than maintaining a subscription to a set number of titles.
Table 14.2 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as "pay per view"? In this model you pay for only what you use rather than maintaining a subscription to a set number of titles. Broken out by Service area population
Table 14.3 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as "pay per view"? In this model you pay for only what you use rather than maintaining a subscription to a set number of titles. Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 15.1 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, in perpetuity licensing?
Table 15.2 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, in perpetuity licensing? Broken out by Service area population
Table 15.3 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, in perpetuity licensing? Broken out by FTE Staff
Please list the top five video resources distributors through which the library licensed or purchased video resources for patron use in the past year.
Table 16.1 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, fixed term licensing? (Such as for a year or certain number of years).
Table 16.2 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, fixed term licensing? (Such as for a year or certain number of years). Broken out by Service area population
Table 16.3 What percentage of your video licensing contracts (by dollar volume) might best be described as flat fee, fixed term licensing? (Such as for a year or certain number of years). Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 17 Does the library offer streaming video from any of the following sources?
Table 17.1.1 Does the library offer streaming video from Library Ideas?
Table 17.1.2 Does the library offer streaming video from Library Ideas? Broken out by Service area population
Table 17.1.3 Does the library offer streaming video from Library Ideas? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 17.2.1 Does the library offer streaming video from Midwest Tape?
Table 17.2.2 Does the library offer streaming video from Midwest Tape? Broken out by Service area population
Table 17.2.3 Does the library offer streaming video from Midwest Tape? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 17.3.1 Does the library offer streaming video from hoopla?
Table 17.3.2 Does the library offer streaming video from hoopla? Broken out by Service area population
Table 17.3.3 Does the library offer streaming video from hoopla? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 17.4.1 Does the library offer streaming video from OverDrive?
Table 17.4.2 Does the library offer streaming video from OverDrive? Broken out by Service area population
Table 17.4.3 Does the library offer streaming video from OverDrive? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 17.5.1 Does the library offer streaming video from Recorded Books?
Table 17.5.2 Does the library offer streaming video from Recorded Books? Broken out by Service area population
Table 17.5.3 Does the library offer streaming video from Recorded Books? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 18 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video?
Table 18.1.1 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2013?
Table 18.1.2 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2013? Broken out by Service area population
Table 18.1.3 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2013? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 18.2.1 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2014?
Table 18.2.2 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2014? Broken out by Service area population
Table 18.2.3 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2014? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 18.3.1 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2015?
Table 18.3.2 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2015? Broken out by Service area population
Table 18.3.3 What percentage of the library's budget for overall video resources used by patrons has been accounted for by streaming and downloaded video in 2015? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 19.1 How much do you think that the library should spend on streaming video in the future?
Table 19.2 How much do you think that the library should spend on streaming video in the future? Broken out by Service area population
Table 19.3 How much do you think that the library should spend on streaming video in the future? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 20.1 How would you describe the level of technical skill of your library patrons in using streaming or downloadable video?
Table 20.2 How would you describe the level of technical skill of your library patrons in using streaming or downloadable video? Broken out by Service area population
Table 20.3 How would you describe the level of technical skill of your library patrons in using streaming or downloadable video? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 21.1 How many times in the past year has the library shown a movie in the library (or for the library in another location) that is open to the public?
Table 21.2 How many times in the past year has the library shown a movie in the library (or for the library in another location) that is open to the public? Broken out by Service area population
Table 21.3 How many times in the past year has the library shown a movie in the library (or for the library in another location) that is open to the public? Broken out by FTE Staff
Table 22.1 How much in the past year has the library spent for performance rights to film/video? (Apart from streaming rights) ($ US)
Table 22.2 How much in the past year has the library spent for performance rights to film/video? (Apart from streaming rights) ($ US) Broken out by Service area population
Table 22.3 How much in the past year has the library spent for performance rights to film/video? (Apart from streaming rights) ($ US) Broken out by FTE Staff

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