We have a lot of great options for streaming resources, but during the COVID-19 crisis, many streaming services are stepping up and offering lengthy free trials. Consumer Reports has gathered together a list of services offering extensive trials, including standbys like Netflix and Hulu as well as specialty-services like horror-focused Shudder.
Check out the article, alongside codes for the trials, by clicking here.
We also have a 90-day trial to Academic Video Online. While this is a trial only for now, it is still a valuable resource with a lot of great educational and academic titles for a wide variety of disciplines.
You can access our Academic Video Online trial by clicking here.
*If you would like to link your class directly to a specific title, please know that we have had some issues with direct links. Reach out to Calvin Cleary if you would like to link one of the AVON resources directly.
In the short time we've been using Kanopy, it has become one of the Libraries' most popular online resources. We are pleased it is so valued and well-used. That said, Kanopy’s business model is quite different from other resources for which we provide access.
Kanopy tracks how many times each work is viewed. Once a title is viewed enough times, Kanopy charges the Libraries a considerable amount for a one year license. With that in mind, we'd like to share the following information and suggestions to help us control cost and maintain access to all Kanopy has to offer as summer approaches and planning for next year's courses begin.
Did You Know?
Check with your liaison to discuss your media needs. There are collections of free/open films and videos they can direct you to that might be relevant. Librarians can also help suggest the best way to explore content on Kanopy. If you are using Kanopy for entertainment purposes, we ask that you consider using alternatives available through your public library or other means. Your liaison librarians are happy to help direct you to these alternatives.
We have heard some reports that folks are encountering errors when trying to use Kanopy from the Google Chrome browser. If you are running into problems while using it and are using Chrome, we recommend trying a different browser before reaching out.