Written by Jon Ritterbush, E-Resources and Serials Librarian
New at the Calvin T. Ryan Library this fall semester: the Films on Demand streaming video service!
This new service features over 8,000 documentary and educational videos from a wide variety of subject areas, all of which are available 24-7 to UNK students and staff members from on- or off-campus, without restrictions on simultaneous or classroom usage. Many of these outstanding videos come from Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, BBC, and the History Channel, just to name a few producers.
Search for videos by keywords in the main titles or segment titles, or browse a list of videos by subject using the menu bar at the top of every page. Individual video titles and segments may be shared with hyperlinks in an email or a Blackboard course. Users can also save “favorites” and create playlists for sharing with others by creating a free personal account within Films on Demand. Here is a short playlist of videos on the subject of marketing by Apple, Inc. and how this brand has captured a consumer following that borders on religious: http://0-digital.films.com.rosi.unk.edu/play/RY5ZGL
If you do happen to own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you’ll be pleased to know that Films on Demand streams in H.264 format – in addition to Flash – so it’s compatible with iOS devices.
Films on Demand is listed under “Images, Audio and Video” and numerous other subject areas on the library’s “Articles & E-Resources” webpage. Also look for individual video titles from Films on Demand to appear in library catalog results in the near future!