The Library is partnering with Swank Digital Campus to provide access to motion picture content. Faculty can request titles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After the library verifies that the title is available through Swank, the library will contact the appropriate dean for purchase approval. The department cost will be $75 per title. If the purchase is approved by your dean, the library will request activation and inform the faculty member when the title is ready for access. It generally takes Swank 2 - 5 days to activate a title. The title will be active for one year from the date of purchase. It can be renewed by faculty request and another department approval and charge.
Titles not available from Swank Digital Campus will be discussed with the faculty member for alternative access, approval and financial arrangements.
Why are departments being charged? The library must share the expense of Swank titles with departments to sustain access. Academic video access is changing. Formats for academic video are moving from DVD to streaming format. With the increased accessibility of streaming media comes an increased cost that far exceeds the price of DVDs (example: The Truman Show on DVD is available for $5; a one-year streaming license is $120). In the past, most instructional media was paid for by academic programs. The library has been working with vendors to find a way to make this work with our online collections. We hope the new system for major motion picture access is as simple as possible. Due to copyright restrictions, streaming video is the best format for use in the online classroom.
When accessing electronic resources off campus, enter your Chemeketa user name and password when asked. For the convenience of College Credit Now instructors and instructors having difficulty accessing resources, we have a generic login with a password that changes each term. There is also an instructor login for Intelecom.