Films On Demand: Master Academic Collection

Films On Demand: Master Academic Collection

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Films On Demand: Master Academic Video Package

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About This Product

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With a fresh new look, enhanced functionality, and an improved user experience, Films On Demand‘s platform provides users with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. At Films On Demand, we know that content matters. Our video library has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Plus, Films On Demand titles have won numerous awards, including Peabody, CLIO, Telly, Emmy®, CINE Golden Eagle Award, Video Librarian Best Documentary, FREDDIE Award, and many more!

  • Quality – From Oscar®, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries to A-list performances spanning the arts, we bring you the best of what’s out there.
  • Breadth and Depth – We individually select titles from more than 1,200 international producers to bring a wide variety of the most relevant videos to suit the unique instructional needs of every subject.
  • Performance – Our platform features an advanced technical infrastructure, a fully responsive and mobile-friendly interface, and a powerful search engine and browse functions, making it fast and easy to use 24/7 on any Internet-enabled device.
  • Freshness – Our acquisition efforts are ongoing, and every day we add more to the package.
  • Intuitive, Curriculum-Based Organization – Working with an advisory board of education professionals, our content staff has created a subject-matter taxonomy of more than 700 distinct areas of study within more than 25 core subject areas designed to mirror the academic curriculum. We take pride in vetting every title before including it in the package, and we think carefully about how many places to cross-list each title in the taxonomy. In addition, our high-interest content is organized into student-friendly, curated categories—including Biographies, Events in History, Great Artists, Staff Picks, Landmark Series, and more—that make videos easy to find and enjoy.
  • Exceptional Educational Content – Films On Demand has content that will both educate and entertain students and researchers on a wide range of curricular subjects, including history, biology, business and economics, engineering, computer science, technical and trade skills, art and architecture, music and dance, philosophy and religion, geography, environmental science, anthropology, language and literature, mathematics, psychology, sociology, political science, and more.
  • Exclusivity – Many of our titles cannot be found with any other academic distributor, thanks to exclusive agreements with producers from around the world.
  • Top Producers – We work with the very best producers, including A&E, PBS, BBC Learning, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HBO Documentary Films, PBS NewsHour, Open University, Bill Moyers, California Newsreel, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and more.

  • A comprehensive, curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos
  • Videos can be easily added to LibGuides, distance education courses, social media platforms, and learning management systems
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Build your own sliders and add your institution’s custom video content and YouTube content to the Films On Demand platform
  • Comprehensive admin portal, with COUNTER 5 reporting and SUSHI exporting
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to help protect the security and privacy of our users

  • Stimulate and reinforce in-class lectures or introduce a new topic
  • Encourage open discussion on key issues and topics
  • Embed persistent and authenticated video clips into course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, D2L (Desire2Learn), and Canvas
  • Create and share playlists using premade clips, full videos, or custom segments—a great way to engage students and perfect for off-hours viewing and distance learning
  • Save favorite videos to a personal folder
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create to provide an overview or give context
  • Create interactive video quizzes using full videos, segments, custom content, and Web Channels—an excellent tool for remote education and assessments

  • Find inspiration and material for research papers and presentations
  • Captioning and interactive, searchable transcripts on all titles
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Featured series pages highlight popular and selected content
  • Multiple search filters can be selected for more targeted results
  • Follow up on a clip used by a professor in class and watch the rest of the video
  • Get citations for all videos in MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and APA formats, with up-to-date citation creation and export
  • View videos anywhere, 24/7
  • Mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android
  • Share, save, and organize videos and playlists
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Toggle to switch between Dark and Light modes
  • Full language support with Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat

New Video Quiz Feature Can Help Increase Student Engagement and Aid Assessment

Infobase is pleased to announce that a new video quiz feature has been added to Learn360 for K–12 schools and districts, Classroom Video On Demand for high schools, and Films On Demand for colleges and universities. An excellent tool for remote education and assessments, this feature allows admins…read more →

Films On Demand: May Timely Topics—LGBT Pride Month and More

This month’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand include titles that celebrate LGBT Pride Month, recount the birth of the U.S. Constitution, discuss the construction of an architectural marvel, and more. Subscribers can also explore the complete calendar (accessible via the menu in th…read more →

Films On Demand: Check Out the New Quick Start Guide

Curious about Films On Demand? Want to see what it can do? Our new Quick Start Guide covers everything subscribers need to get started, including video player features, creating a user account, sharing videos, compiling playlists, searching and browsing, and more. CLICK HERE to check out the Quick S…read more →

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in Oakdale, PA, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Mary Fistler—library coordinator at PTC—about how her library handles technophobes, her favorite part of being a librarian, and more. Tell us one way you’re helping users who may be hesi…read more →

Infobase Releases Its Films On Demand App for Android Devices

Joins the Apple version of the app to empower a wider audience of learners anytime, anywhere. New York, NY, March 25, 2020—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today made an Android version of its Films On Demand mobile app availa…read more →

Infobase Announces Availability of New Films On Demand App for Apple Devices

Empowering learners with easy access to 40,000+ streaming videos anytime, anywhere. New York, NY, March 20, 2020—Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today made its Films On Demand content available in the Apple App Store for all pa…read more →

New Feature for Virtual Instruction: Add YouTube Content to Films On Demand and Access Video On Demand Platforms

With campuses and schools closing, Infobase has been working with educators to find a way to allow them to continue teaching remotely. With that aim in mind, Films On Demand for colleges and universities and Access Video On Demand for public libraries now have a new feature that allows users with Te…read more →

Films On Demand: April Timely Topics—50th Anniversary of Earth Day and More

This year, Earth Day celebrations will focus on taking actions to stop climate change. April’s programming suggestions from Films On Demand include titles for students who are interested in learning more about environmental issues around the world, as well as videos that highlight global health, e…read more →

Films On Demand: Spotlight on Broward College

Broward College in Davie, FL, is a Films On Demand subscriber. We recently talked with Dan Tan—reference librarian at Broward College—about his favorite part of being a librarian, his library’s most important responsibility, and more. Tell us one way you’re helping users who may be hesit…read more →

Video Spotlight—Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

Renowned mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24 at the age of 101. Her remarkable story is explored in the film Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson from producer MotionMasters. We are pleased to offer this fascinating documentary as part of Films On Demand for academic li…read more →