Video Clips Service For Faculty

Faculty, we now offer a video clip digitization service to support your teaching and research. 

And did you know Swem has a growing collection of video already online for you to use? Check out American History in VideoFilms On Demand or Ethnographic Video Online.

Why use this service?

It will save you time. Combining related video clips onto one DVD makes in-class screening seamless and convenient. We can also upload clips directly into your Blackboard site. If Swem owns the video, we can process your request in about a week. If we don't own it, we can order it for you.

Note: This service is intended for short scenes only, not entire works. Video clips are provided for internal teaching, research, and educational uses only, not for external distribution.

How it works

To request video clips, fill out the online form or visit the media desk. This service is for instructors only (faculty or graduate students).

Tell us

  • the version of the video from which you want the clips. If we don't own a copy of the version you want, we will need to purchase it for the library or borrrow your personal copy.
  • the start and end times for each clip requested.
  • a brief description of the content, especially at the start and end points.

Your request will typically be processed in about a week, longer if we need to purchase the video.

We can provide video clips in these formats:

  • A chaptered video DVD (for viewing with a DVD player)
  • Quicktime files (medium resolution) on a data DVD
  • Quicktime files (medium resolution) uploaded into Blackboard

If you requested a video or data DVD, we'll email you when it's ready for pickup. We'll save copies of your clips for 30 days. 

Use of video clips:

Individual faculty members assume full responsibility for complying with copyright law. Clips are provided by Swem solely for educational use in teaching, learning, and research at W&M. Distribution of clips of copyrighted content outside of the educational environment may be a serious copyright infringement.


Contact Troy Davis.