Film Services is located at the Circulation Desk of the Library at 5C.
The collection is comprised of over 2,500 titles in VHS and DVD format, and includes educational films, documentaries and feature films
All of the films in Dawson College Library can be found by searching the Library Catalogue. To exclude books and other resources, limit the format to Video(DVD) or Video(VHS); or access a complete list of all our films, by searching for the keyword "videorecording". For help with searching, ask a Reference Librarian located at 6C in the library, or extension 1731.
Check for titles of new films on our New Acquisitions page.
- may view films in the Library. DVD and VHS viewing stations are located in the chapel area, and laptops may be borrowed for viewing in other parts of the library. If a student needs a film for a class presentation, they should arrange to have their teacher borrow the film on their behalf.
- may borrow films for previewing and/or screening in the classroom. To ensure that your films are available when you need them, we recommend you book well in advance. Bookings can be made in person at the Library Circulation Desk, by email (email@example.com) or by phone (extension 1735).
- may request the purchase of films that they intend to use regularly in their courses.
For more information or to make a request, call Faigy Grzeda at 1623.
SCREENING FEATURE FILMS|
Under Canadian Copyright Law, all films shown in the classroom, or on campus, must have non-theatrical Public Performance Rights.
Films from Public Libraries, Video Stores or Private Collections
Films borrowed from public libraries, video stores or private collections are intended for home use only and may not be shown in the classroom unless they are covered by one of two feature film agreements that the College maintains with external copyright holding agencies.
To determine if a film is covered by one of these agreements, you must search the lists provided by each agency:
* Audio Cine Film: http://www.acf-film.com/en/index.php
* Criterion Pictures: http://www.criterionpic.com/
When you have determined that your film is covered by either Audio Cine Film or Criterion Pictures, you MUST report each and every time that the film is shown in class. You can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, include the name of the film and the date(s) it is shown in your class.
Films from Dawson Library
Most of the films purchased by Dawson College Library include public performance rights (PPR) and may be used in the classroom.
You do not need to report films borrowed from our library as we already keep those records.
The Copyright Act applies equally to clips/videos provided on YouTube, and individuals may be held accountable for any items screened without proper permission from the owner of the clip. For more information about using YouTube videos in the classroom, go to Educator Resources:http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=157105
(514) 931-8731 Local: 1623
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