Library Pilots Kanopy, Streaming Media Service

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This fall, PSU Library is piloting Kanopy, a new streaming media service. Kanopy provides streaming access to a range of films and documentaries from PBS, the BBC, the Criterion Collection, New Day Films, and more.
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There are two ways to find streaming films from Kanopy:

  1. Search the Library catalog. More than 6,000 Kanopy films are available this way, with many more to come. Also, when you search the Library catalog, you’ll be able to find results for streaming films available through other database providers like Films on Demand.
  2. Browse Kanopy online. When you access Kanopy through the Library website, you’ll be able to search their collection or browse by subject and featured collections. Kanopy offers a user-friendly interface with a range of subjects relative to academic disciplines as well as timely and interesting topics.

Kanopy is a demand-driven service, which means PSU Library will pay only for content that PSU students and faculty actually watch.

The Kanopy collection will continue to grow, with new titles and records added monthly.

Update on September 30, 2015
Caption Request Tool
Kanopy recently added a tool to request a caption for any film in their collection. According to Kanopy: “We have integrated a new user caption request tool on your website which provides any user the ability to instantly request that a film be captioned. As you may know, we have always offered a complimentary, rapid-turnaround service for any films without captions; this new tool now allows faculty, students and libraries to simply request captioning directly from the film page in question.”