To provide the most flexible use of the Secured Media Library for instructors, new titles can be added as temporary or permanent additions.
If an instructor or department owns a copy of a movie they can supply their purchased media for processing and inclusion. This is known as a Closed Reserve title. Closed Reserve titles are temporary additions, handled the same as permanent additions, but are associated to the OSU name.# of the faculty or staff submitting them and given a special shelf number. This type of addition is intended for titles that aren't used on a recurring basis across multiple terms. Closed Reserve titles are labeled within the portal to indicate that they are temporary inclusions and may be removed at any time by the owner since all titles are accessible by all instructors. The physical media must remain in ODEE's custody as long as the online title is available.
Titles owned by OSU Libraries can also be added as temporary titles for the duration of a single term. To have OSU Library owned titles added to the Secured Media Library, please email us a list of titles you would like added. ODEE will reserve and collect the titles from the OSU Library and process them for addition. You can search for OSU Libraries owned titles on their catalog search page. Select Visual Media from the right-most drop-down box to narrow the results.
We cannot accept titles owned by other libraries or OhioLINK titles.
If a title is streaming through another Ohio State resource, such as the University Library's Kanopy database, we will not process the title, please use the resource already available.
Titles can be added permanently if an instructor or department donate a title to the Secured Media Library. These donations cannot be returned once donated as they are now part of the Secured Media Library's holdings.
OSU Libraries is currently piloting streaming video services to expand the range of content available to the University. If you are unable to locate your desired title from those already available within the Secured Media Library you can request the desired video through them as an alternative to requesting its addition to the Secured Media Library. http://go.osu.edu/streamingvideo
Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to accept titles supplied on physical media. We cannot accept videos purchased digitally from iTunes, Amazon, or other retailers.
- Purchased master
- Physical media (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.)
- Copyrighted work
- Copied movies
- Rented movies
Physical masters should be brought in person or sent via Campus Mail to ODEE.
Time Required to Add a Title
ODEE prioritizes the processing and addition of titles to the library based on the date they are needed by the instructor. Titles are typically processed within a two-week window from when the physical media is received. During high demand times, such as the beginning of the semester, please get your media to us as soon as possible. During this time your media will be prioritized by the date needed followed by the order in which it was received.
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Office of Distance Education & eLearning