About Webcasts

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre uses webcasting services as a way to deliver broadcasts through the Internet. The sound and video is captured by video and streamed to YouTube’s server for viewing by end users from the comfort of their desktops.  The following document outlines policies and procedures to ensure that webcasting services are delivered efficiently and consistently to audiences.  All webcasts must meet criteria as outlined in this policy.  As the webcast initiative has evolved at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, its online digital collection has used four core types of entities from NISO’s “Framework of Guidance” as a benchmark.


The mission of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is dedicated to the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development of people in British Columbia. By providing and enhancing access to information, knowledge, and innovative teaching through the support of learning and research on an interactive basis with people in British Columbia and throughout the world, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre supports the University’s mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and  research at the highest levels of excellence.

Aim of the Webcast Collection Development Policy

The Webcast Collection Development Policy is to provide a framework for the maintenance and development of the University Library’s collections, to indicate priorities, to establish selection criteria across the range of different subjects, topics, and issues to create a consistent and coherent basis for the future development of the collections.

The Learning Centre’s webcast collections development policies reflect the Learning Centre’s overall educational mission. Among our institutional goals is an “interdisciplinary environment dedicated to integrating people, knowledge, and innovation to develop solutions for the challenges of life.”   We intend to allow these ideals to inform and guide our webcast collections policies as well.  Our collection development policy is flexible and encourages creative ways of meeting our community’s information needs.

Through the recording of UBC and IKBLC-based lectures, seminars, conferences, and performances, the Learning Centre selects appropriate programs to be recorded which communicated and promoted UBC-based lectures and events as part of the IKBLC and UBC Library’s outreach to the community. The webcasts engage UBC Library and the Learning Centre with faculty and students, thus promoting their research in an online venue. The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre reflects the dedication of its founders and the people of British Columbia to continue to reinvest in the future of the Province by supporting and enhancing the environment for learning.


  • Event partners will coordinate the signing of IKBLC Speaker Consent Form
  • Provision of title(s), speaker bio, and abstract of the event
  • Inclusion of IKBLC logo on print advertising and web promotional materials for the event

Partnership Requests

For inquiries about partnerships for webcast recording of events and programs, please complete the following Webcast Requests Form 2017-2018 form.  Please submit application form to Kristen Wong, Program Service Assistant.

Is it possible to show a video that is posted on the Internet in my classroom or link to it on my website?

It is important to check all videos posted on the Internet carefully for information regarding their use. YouTube videos can be used if the copyright owner uploaded the video onto YouTube. If it is a commercial or a television program on YouTube then any use of this will likely be an infringement of copyright. Check the YouTube Copyright Tips (http://www.youtube.com/t/howto_copyright) page for more information.

Creative Commons



IKBLC webcasts all have Creative Commons copyright licenses, which offers everyone from individual creators to institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.