Forwarding on behalf of Mark Notess here at IU…


Just a reminder to please fill out our survey on academic libraries’ practices and plans for streaming video delivery:

Having gotten over 90 responses, we’ve received a few questions about this survey:

Q: How long will it take to fill out the survey?
A: It’s short: 5-10 minutes.

Q: Can I see the questions before I respond?
A: Yes, just answer the first question yes or no. You can then browse the three subsequent pages. Note that you’ll see a different page 2 based on your answer to the first question. Answering this question won’t keep you from being able to fill out the entire survey later.

Q: I’m very interested in the results. Will you be sharing them?
A: Yes. If you fill out the survey and optionally include your email, we’ll let you know when a summary is available. If you don’t want to include your email with the survey, email [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask] and request notification of a data summary.

Q: I have video content or a video streaming product I want to sell you. Are you interested?
A: No, to content. We’re eventually interested in technology partners who can work with an open source model.
Here’s the original survey request email:

The open-source Variations project (, based at Indiana University, is planning to add streaming video to its existing capabilities. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about academic libraries’ practices and plans for delivery of streaming video in support of teaching, learning, and research. Here is the link to the survey:

In filling out this survey, please note that our interest is in streaming video owned or managed by the library, not video licensed from and streamed by content providers or from unrelated units of the university (such as athletics or public relations), except as such content may become the responsibility of the library.

All data will be reported anonymously: names of individuals or institutions and other identifying information will NOT be shared in any report. You don't even have to provide that information if you don't want to, and the survey does not track the IP address of the respondent.

Please forward this survey invitation to any relevant people or lists you’re aware of. We are happy to have multiple responses from a single institution.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact me.

Thanks for your participation.

Mark Notess
Variations Development Manager
Digital Library Program / UITS
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
812.856.0494 (w)
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