Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top 10 reasons to use Films on Demand

  1. All videos include public performance rights and can be shown on campus or in the library to students, faculty, patrons, and community members.
  2. About 600 new titles are added every year.
  3. Videos can be searched by subject categories, which include Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, Sociology, and many more.
  4. Users can create and share customized playlists.
  5. Videos can be shared through permalinks, embed codes into BlackBoard, and playlists.
  6. Most titles have closed captioning.
  7. Videos are mobile-friendly for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and Android.
  8. If you need help, there are several video tutorials from searching for content to editing playlists.
  9. Most films have Interactive Transcripts which allow you to view the full text of the video, search within the full text, or click on any word in the transcript to jump to that exact point in the video.
  10. Video contributors include: PBS, National Geographic, Royal Opera House, TED, Ken Burns, and others.   

Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that can be accessed from the Library Database page: http://www.tarleton.edu/library/databases.html

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