Answered By: Bobby Reeves
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2020     Views: 7

No, the library cannot convert DVDs in its collection or personal copies provided by faculty to streaming videos. Copyright law prevents us from creating digital surrogates of physical media if we are not the copyright holder.

If you are the copyright holder and have a video file you would like to be able to stream while limiting that access to Montgomery College authorized users, please contact to discuss your options.

Montgomery College has access to over 120,000 streaming videos through multiple database subscriptions. Please consider using an existing streaming video from our collection as an alternative; many of these videos can be embedded in Blackboard and all can be linked via Library Course Reserves.

If you aren't able to find a suitable alternative in the library's streaming collection, you can also submit our Request a Purchase form, choosing "Media" for the item type and indicating in the Note field that you would like a streaming license, if available. The library's Collection Development Committee will review and be in touch to let you know the status of your request within one week.

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