The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Multimedia Video Services

Multimedia Services offers limited video services for the faculty and staff of The Citadel. The services that we offer include digitizing or editing audio and video files, as long as it falls within the boundaries of the Fair Use Act and is used for furthering the academic standards of The Citadel. Multimedia Services also offers limited filming capabilities in order to provide the faculty and staff with an archival record of an event for later academic review and discussion.

The Fair Use Act

Multimedia Services strictly adheres to the guidelines set forth in the Fair Use Act, in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. If you have any questions as to whether or not your project is acceptable under the Fair Use Act, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Services We Provide

Request Forms (PDFs - They open in a new window.)

 

Additional Information

The U.S. Copyright Office is the ultimate resource for learning about the Fair Use Act. They have a brief description of the act, as well as a brochure(PDF) titled "Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians".

The Stanford University Libraries have put together a very comprehensive site about Copyright and the Fair Use Act. Also listed on the Stanford Law School site is a very clever video, called A Fair(y) Use Tale, that uses only snippets from Disney movies to describe the Fair Use Act.

The Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University has an in-depth site on Copyright and the Fair Use Act geared towards the University's community. The site is broken into different topics, and includes a section on Distance Education.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia also has a great overview of Copyright and the Fair Use Act.


Digitizing Audio

Rules:

  • No copyrighted material will be digitized if it falls outside of the Educational Fair-Use Act guidelines.
  • Only Citadel-related material will be digitized (lectures, PowerPoint clips, etc.).
  • The patron must fill out the Digital Editing Request Form (PDF).
  • The patron must bring the blank media for the final output.
  • There is a minimum of 10 business days for project completion.

Services Available:

  • Convert an audiocassette to a digital file.
  • Convert a CD to a digital file.
  • Record live speech (no large groups - only one person at a time).

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Digitizing Video

Rules:

  • No copyrighted material will be digitized if it falls outside of the Educational Fair-Use Act guidelines.
  • Only Citadel-related material will be digitized (lectures, performances, guest speakers, special classes, debates, special events on campus, PowerPoint clips, etc.).
  • The patron must fill out the Digital Editing Request Form (PDF).
  • The patron must bring the blank media for the final output.
  • There is a minimum of 10 business days for project completion.

Services Available:

  • Convert a VHS tape to a digital file.
  • Convert Mini-DV to a digital file. (Patron must bring mini-DV camera and connections.)
  • Convert 8mm tapes to a digital file. (Patron must bring 8mm camera and connections.)
  • Convert VHS-C tapes to a digital file. (Patron must bring VHS-C camera and connections.)
  • Convert a digital video file to a different digital video format.
  • Convert a digital video file to an analog format.

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Event Filming

Rules:

  • No copyrighted material will be digitized if it falls outside of the Educational Fair-Use Act guidelines.
  • Only on-campus, Citadel-related events will be filmed for the following reasons.
  • Preservation/archival purposes to be used for later academic review and discussion.
  • Example - to put on reserve in the library.
  • Example - to put on a DVD to be shown in class.
  • Example - to be posted to a Blackboard course.
  • Academic department Web sites to help support the educational initiatives at The Citadel.
  • Example - to post to the requesting academic department's Web site as an archive of the event.
  • Example - to post to the requesting academic department's Web site as an information video about an upcoming event.
  • Due to our limited resources, Multimedia Services does not have the capability to film any event that will later be broadcasted on tv or distributed for profit.
  • A request to film an event that occurs during normal business hours, must be made at least one week in advance
  • A request to film an event that occurs after normal business hours, must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The requester will need to fill out and sign the Event Filming Request Form (PDF).
  • Multimedia Services will provide the initial DVD copy of the event. If more copies are needed, the requester must bring blank media for the additional copies.
  • There is a minimum of 15 business days for project completion.

Services Available:

  • Filming Classroom Presentations
  • Filming Student Academic Projects
  • Filming Faculty Lectures
  • Filming Small On-Campus Events
  • Filming Interviews and Testimonials
  • Filming Academic Training
  • Filming Academic Debates and Round-Tables
  • Filming Greater Issues Events
  • Multimedia Services will only film these events if the completed projects are used for later academic review and discussion, or for academic departmental Web sites.
  • Multimedia Services is NOT the appropriate group to film these events if the requester intends to use the footage for a TV broadcast or to distribute the footage for profit.

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