VCU Libraries introduces a trial of Kanopy, one of the largest, educational streaming video services, providing access to more than 26,000 documentaries, feature films, shorts and more.
The VCU academic community is invited to use the service, which VCU Libraries has licensed, during the trial period (through October 14) and provide feedback to inform a purchase decision. Your feedback about research and teaching use of this new resource by you and your students is valuable, so please let us know what you think.
Included are many of the libraries’ most circulated DVD and VHS titles: Still Killing Us Softly 4; La Jetee; The National Parks; Race, the Power of Illusion; A House Divided; Rome, Open City; Apted’s Up series; Crude, the Real Price of Oil; Graduating Peter; Recovering Bodies; Art & Copy.
- Feature and international films from: Criterion/Janus Films, New Day Films, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Kino Lorber Education, Flicker Alley (silent film classics), Film Movement
- Documentaries from: Media Education Foundation, Green Planet Films, Roland Collection, Michael Blackwood, PBS, BBC, California Newsreel, Documentary Educational Resources, Psychotherapy.net
Access the Kanopy interface from Trial Databases. Soon, individual titles will be added within VCU Libraries Search. Kanopy features include closed captioning, tools for links, social media and embedding players. Create an account to save clips and playlists. Explore through searching, browsing and recommendations, then refine through the subject, date, language and other limiters at the bottom, left of the interface.
By Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian
Image: Kanopy Streaming