Recent Use Data
DVD Checkouts vs. Use of Streaming Videos, 2015 to 2021
Unsurprisingly, DVD checkouts have plummeted and use of streaming videos has skyrocketed. In 2020, streaming use hit approximately 74,000 plays while DVD checkouts leveled down to around 2,300. With streaming video available, who is watching the DVDs? Chiefly faculty use DVDs. In 2020, faculty checked out 1,213 DVDs, with graduate students and undergrads at 328 and 395, respectively. The DVD checkout totals shown below include faculty, grad students, undergrads, employees, alumni, visiting researchers, visiting faculty, and community borrowers. The streaming numbers come from several streaming video platforms--Swank, Kanopy, Films on Demand, Feature Films for Education, Alexander Street Press, Digitalia, Docuseek2, and SAGE.
Use of Streaming Videos from 2015 through 2021
Streaming videos have been part of the library's collections since 2013. The graph below shows use from 2015 through 2021 for streaming platforms most often used by patrons. Known use of streaming videos has reached as much as approximately 11,000 plays in a month. That's almost one video watched per undergrad per month.
Approximate Number of Streaming Video Requests for Use in Courses per Semester Since Fall 2019
|Year||Semester||# of Courses Requesting Videos||# of Titles Requested|