PUBLICATIONS

VIDEO STREAMING IN LIBRARIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A STREAMING PROVIDER. 

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Sarah Fallert and Tilman Scheel

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Video-on-demand services are celebrating their triumphal march all over the world. In view of the booming streaming market and the decline in the purchase market for media such as DVDs and the necessary playback devices for private use, libraries and video streaming providers are faced with the challenge of creating an alternative that meets the changing needs of users while at the same time meeting the largely unchanged acquisition budgets of libraries.

Language: German

Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, Band 44, Heft 3, Seiten 354–369, eISSN 1865-7648, ISSN 0341-4183.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2020-2031  © 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.

Preprint available in open access on HU edoc-Server, Humboldt University of Berlin

DOI: 10.18452/22044

AVA - EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL ARTHOUSE AND FESTIVAL FILMS

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Sarah Fallert and Tilman Scheel

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AVA (Audio Visual Access) is a video streaming provider that has been developed specifically for libraries, offering a unique selection of European and international arthouse and festival films of all types and genres. AVA follows a modular and flexible approach that allows libraries to set up a streaming platform that meets their specific needs.

Language: German

Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, Band 44, Heft 3, Seiten 370–376, eISSN 1865-7648, ISSN 0341-4183,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2020-2030 © 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.

Preprint available in open access on HU edoc-Server, Humboldt University of Berlin

DOI: 10.18452/22043

VIDEO STREAMING IN LIBRARIES – FROM PILOT PROJECT TO INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES

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Anna Bohn und Moritz Mutter

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At a time of disruptive change for the film market, libraries face the challenge of developing digital provision that enables online access to audio visual media via video streaming. The aim is to retain users interested in film, fulfil the libraries’ educational mandate and guarantee social participation. Together, Berlin’s public library network (Verbund der Öffentlichen Bibliotheken Berlins – VÖBB) and Central and Regional Library – ZLB (which is a member of VÖBB) collaborated with film industry partners to pioneer new video-streaming provision for libraries. In the context of the VÖBB-led Digital Worlds project, two video-streaming services were successfully launched: Audio Visual Access – AVA, in cooperation with reelport GmbH (Cologne) and co-funded by the EU Commission’s Creative Europe media programme; and filmfriend, in cooperation with filmwerte GmbH (Potsdam). Today, thanks to a growing network of participating libraries, AVA and filmfriend’s video-streaming provision is available to library cardholders nationwide and internationally.

Language: German

Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis, Volume 44, Issue 2, Pages 135–147, eISSN 1865-7648, ISSN 0341-4183,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bfp-2020-2090 © 2020 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston.

Preprint available in open access on HU edoc-Server, Humboldt University of Berlin

DOI: 10.18452/22000

FNE AV INNOVATION: AVA STREAMING SERVICE AUDIO VISUAL ACCESS

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Sarah Fallert and Tilman Scheel

AVA (Audio Visual Access) is a streaming service provider that has been developed specifically for libraries and associations of libraries, offering a unique selection of European and international arthouse films. Library users stream films online for free from any major device - they simply log in with a library card, it’s as easy as that! ava audio visual accessAVA puts special emphasis on the careful curation of its content. Libraries get a custom-designed platform with the topics their audiences are most interested in – presented in changing thematic collections and in different languages. As a decidedly European provider, multilinguality is especially important for AVA.

Language: English

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN AVA PLATFORM

AVA follows a modular approach, where you can mix and match our different content and service packages to best meet the specific needs of your institution.

 

 

Language: English, German

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NEW COOPERATION BETWEEN HBZ AND AVA: UNLIMITED STREAMING ACCESS TO A DIVERSE CATALGUE OF ARTHOUSE AND FESTIVAL FILMS OF ALL TYPES AND GENRES FOR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MEMBERS!

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From June 2020, an AVA Library Germany platform with customised features in authentication, branding and an individual URL hbz.ava.watch has been made available to German university libraries interested in AVA membership via the consortium created by University Library Center of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (hbz). 

Language: German

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STREAMING PROVIDER AVA LIBRARY LAUNCHES VOD PLATFORM WITH EUROPEAN FESTIVAL FILMS - FREE STREAMING FOR LIBRARY USERS IN SERBIA, ENGLAND, CZECHIA, FINLAND, PORTUGAL AND IRELAND!

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AVA Library presents eu.ava.watch, a streaming platform that provides library users across Europe with access to a variety of festival films, very rarely available on other VoD (video on demand) platforms.

 

From November 2019, library users in Serbia (National Library of Serbia, Belgrade City Library), Portugal (Lisbon City Library, Porto City Library), Czechia (Třebíč City Library), England (Sheffield City Libraries), Finland (Ylöjärvi City Library) and Ireland (Cork City Libraries) can look forward to film collections curated by some of Europe's most renowned film festivals.

Language: English, German

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AVA USERS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN BERLIN CAN STREAM A VARIETY OF NEW ARTHOUSE FILMS WITH THEIR LIBRARY CARD STARTING IN OCTOBER 2019!

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AVA is expanding its range of curated film collections on the streaming platform voebb.ava.watch, curated specifically for the Association of Public Libraries in Berlin (VÖBB). Users of Berlin's public libraries can expect more than twice as many exclusively selected arthouse films as before! 

Language: German

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