ALVT Presentation Slides now available!

ALVT Informational webinar
Thursday, February 28th at 2PM ET.
Sponsored by Infobase/Films Media Group
Download presentation slides (pdf).

alvt: Academic Libraries Video TrustCopyTalk webinar on ALVT from November 1, 2018. See/hear the entire archived session, featuring Sarah McCleskey (Hofstra University) and Chris Lewis (American University).

UPDATE December 11, 2018 — See our PRESS RELEASE on membership and future plans.

UPDATE December 5, 2018 — We now list 5 Founding Benefactor memberships on our site ( with more on the way. The site is fully operational, with more digital files and content listings being added every day.

Also, we’re now accepting group memberships through consortiums, so contact Jeff Tamblyn, Chair of National Media Market, for further information.

If you/your group would like a presentation or webinar, we’d be happy to provide one. Also, look for an open webinar from us coming in February/March 2019.

UPDATE April 23, 2018 — ALVT, the VHS preservation project of NMM which builds on the Section 108 Due Diligence project (see below), is accepting statements of intention from prospective members. Members of ALVT represent institutions with libraries containing content on VHS that they wish to convert to digital files under US Copyright law, Section 108. This new cooperative organization will allow members to legally share encoded files of content which they already own. 

Visit the new ALVT website

View the ALVT FAQ document for brief answers

Contact NMM Executive Board to state intention to join ALVT

The Section 108 Due Diligence website is in the process of revision to increase functionality per ALVT membership needs, and to contain legal position papers for public view. 

UPDATE March 21, 2018 — We've made a lot of progress on this unique and exciting initiative, and many thanks to all those who've expressed interest in institutional membership. This new organization, founded under the auspices of National Media Market, helps librarians legally preserve out-of-print content stored on VHS tape, and share the responsibilities of performing due diligence and digitizing content. (See full story below for further information.)

Our web development team is upgrading the Section 108 database for which we've assumed responsibility; our esteemed legal advisor is preparing the basis of our organization through extensive legal briefs, and we've interviewed several librarians about their interest in ALVT so we can tailor our membership terms to maximize their value. Details are expected to be released soon, and if you're interested in scheduling a conversation about membership, please contact our 2018 Chair, Jeff Tamblyn

Sarah McCleskey
Sarah McCleskey

Former NMM Chair (and current treasurer) Sarah McCleskey has been invited to conduct an information session on the ALVT project at the Kraemer Copyright Conference, at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, in June. We're planning to video record this session and will post that for those unable to attend. 

Please also look for an ALVT information session on our program schedule this Fall.