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The Auraria Library, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (Alliance), InfoBase (Films On Demand), and Swank Digital Campus are excited to announce their collaboration on the SILLVR (Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources) pilot project. ILL for streaming video is one step in supporting digital inclusion by allowing libraries to share the streaming content they are subscribing or purchasing. By participating in this new initiative Films On Demand and Swank are demonstrating that they care about underfunded libraries, equity, access and keeping vital library services like ILL alive as collection formats change. The SILLVR pilot will start Spring 2020 and last one year. During that time streaming videos can be loaned via ILL using the Alliance’s Union Catalog and Resource Sharing system Prospector.  Swank films will only be made available to the Academic Libraries within the Alliance.


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The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, commonly referred to as "The Alliance," is a consortium of sixteen libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming. Prospector is a unified catalog of around 50 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.  

Infobase is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Films On Demand Master Academic Video Collection provides unlimited access to more than 35,000 titles from 800+ international producers in a range of subject areas—from award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, and more.

Swank Digital Campus partners with major movie studios, documentary providers and independent film makers to offer colleges and universities access to a streaming library of over 25,000 films and TV episodes for academic support. 

SILLVR Project Team: Katy DiVittorio, Molly Rainard, Philip Gaddis, Sommer Browning (Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver), and Charissa Brammer (Charles L. Tutt Library, Colorado College)