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Academic Video Online Premium

The Library is conducting a trial of the Academic Video Online: Premium streaming film database from Alexander Street Press through February 28, 2014. Please try it out and send us your feedback by February 28, 2014.

We are considering whether this product can adequately replace our current Films on Demand subscription. The Films on Demand subscription will continue through January 1, 2015, regardless of the decision.

Some of the reasons we are considering this switch:

  • Academic Video Online: Premium offers 26,000 films compared to 8,000 films in our Films on Demand subscription
  • We have lost some of our funding sources for Films on Demand and will be unlikely to continue the subscription
  • Cost of Academic Video Online: Premium is 35% less than the cost of Films on Demand

Features that both streaming products offer:

  • Full-length streaming films
  • “Proxied” URLs for films so they can be embedded into D2L for remote access by students
  • Films in a broad range of subject areas (arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, diversity) from quality, academic producers

What we need from faculty and instructors:

  • If you are a current Films on Demand user, please let us know if there is content in Academic Video Online: Premium that can be substituted for what you currently use in Films on Demand (or that there is no acceptable content); specific comments and titles will be most helpful to us – we may be able to suggest alternatives
  • If you are not currently a Films on Demand user, please let us know if would find Academic Video Online: Premium a teaching tool you would find useful in your courses

What we need from students:

  • Please let us know if you find the content in Academic Video Online: Premium useful for your coursework and research.

Please send us your feedback by February 28, 2014 – thanks!

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