In 2003, ACRL defined scholarly communication as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to to the scholarly community, and preserved."
Commercial streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do not license their works to academic libraries. Netflix provides a YouTube channel for documentaries they open up to educational use.
What if you need a digital copy of the entire film (A)/ or need clips of the video (B)?
(A) While the library cannot digitize entire films, individuals may refer to the Fair Use guidelines and judge their use allows digitization. Fair use decisions are made by you, not by the libraries. If you decide to proceed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get directions on creating your own digital copy.