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Educational Video and cinema from Kanopy

by Cindy Harper on 2017-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 in Electronic Resources

Hello all.  Bishop Payne Library has just subscribed to the Kanopy Streaming video service at http://vts.kanopystreaming.com. Anyone on campus can view the service via this URL.  The content includes many educational videos on religion and content from companies from PBS to the Great Courses, as well as classic and international film.

 The service is described here by the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/watching/kanopy-criterion-collection-library-card.html?mcubz=0.

A new streaming service is offering free movies to more than 200 library systems across the United States.

 Just to alert you, this is a pilot implementation as we learn what usage patterns will be like for our patrons.  The cost to us is based on what gets used, and is highly dependent on how viewing is spread out over the content.  The first 3 plays by our users of any video are free, and then we are charged for the 4th viewing, at which time we pay the one-year license fee, and then we have unlimited use of that title for a year.  There is a limit for each user of 2 “triggers” per month – you may be prohibited from viewing a particular video because of that limit, but you would still be able to view titles already licensed to us.  We have budgeted an amount recommended by Kanopy, and we may have to curtail additions to the collection in the future, but we will still be able to watch what has been licensed.

It is viewable on campus, and on your smartphones and mobile devices. Remote access is provided by logging in using your library barcode and last name.

 There is also an option to link viewing to your smart TV, but I only know the instructions for Roku. Let me know if you want those instructions.

 Questions? Please call or email.

 Cindy Harper
charper@vts.edu
VTS extension 1794


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