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Now at your library: Streaming movies, music

The choice of foreign flicks is also healthy and with some quality picks. Documentaries, such as Gasland and Restrepo, are some of the top picks for a collection that also includes public television documentaries, like Ken Burns Prohibition. Under the television section, Hoopla offers plenty of National Geographic and British shows, but not much else. There arent past seasons of many shows, which is one area Netflix thrives in. There are also educational choices, such as preparation videos for high school advanced placement exams. The limit on new movie titles, though, is not something unique to Hoopla. Even Netflix, with its bigger budget, often spars with movies studios on when to release new movies. And its not something unique to streaming either. Blankenship said movie studios would delay sales to libraries of new movies, or only allow rental DVDs, which dont contain special features. Eventually, it seems inevitable that movies are distributed online rather than through physical media. I expect libraries to stop needing DVDs, but not today, Hoopla or not, Blankenship said. On the music side, the choices are far greater and newer about 300,000 titles. New releases like Jay-Zs Magna Carta, the new Mumford & Sons, Robin Thicke, Macklemore or Neko Case are readily available. The music industry is more attuned to the digital, Hooplas Manon said. Unfortunately, for movies and television, the owners are a bit more apprehensive. So far, Hoopla is available on Apple and Android products.

As of early September, there are about 220,000 people using the app, said Michael Manon, Hoopla’s brand manager. The goal is to reach 100 library systems by year’s end. Libraries have always been a source of audiovisual entertainment. A 2012 Pew Research Center survey found that among patrons 16 years old and older, 40 percent visited libraries to borrow movies. Another 16 percent borrowed music. In the Seattle area, DVDs and CDs of popular titles can have queues of hundreds of people waiting to check them out. E-books have been offered for years now. “Public libraries do not have the budgets to compete with Amazon, Comcast, and Netflix and will not be able to pay a premium for online content,” Blankenship said, adding that DVDs will continue to be the best way to offer popular movies. Updating and maintaining that physical collection takes time and money. It also means libraries have to pay for the media upfront, while Hoopla allows them to pay per time a title is borrowed. Those costs depend on the type of media and its release date, and range from 99 cents to $2.99. Seattle libraries have allocated $10,000 a month limit so far for Hoopla items and patrons are limited to 20 checkouts a month, Blankenship said. That limit may change, depending on demand and how usage grows. Hoopla’s launch won’t affect the stocking of physical DVDs at library branches for the time being, Blankenship said.

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