The use of streaming video from Kanopy continues to grow and has outpaced the University Libraries’ ability to meet the demand. Since July 1, the Libraries have spent $19,950 on Kanopy videos, exceeding our projected budget for streaming videos by 31%. In order to continue providing videos for academic use and remain within our budget, we will be implementing changes in how the videos are accessed. This change will also provide us a better understanding of the need for streaming videos, providing data that we can take into consideration for future budget cycles.
Beginning on December 13, we will begin mediated access to Kanopy. You will continue to have access to videos that are already licensed for the term of the existing license, but if you try to view a video that has not been licensed, you will see a request form like the one below:
If you complete the form to request the film, Kanopy will forward your request to the University Libraries. If the Libraries decide to license the film, it should be available within one or two business days.
You can always see a list of videos that are currently licensed, along with the license expiration date, here.Continue reading