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Last year, the library added the film database, Kanopy, to our list of databases. It was so popular, that the library has now added another video database called Films on Demand (FOD). Films on Demand, like Kanopy, is a streaming video platform that offers award-winning films. The FOD collections that we have access to are: Master Academic Package, Master Career & Tech Ed, Archival Films & Newsreels Collection, Nursing Collection, World Cinema Collection,  Veterinary Collection and Physical Therapy Collection. So there really should be something for everyone!

With the library’s current subscriptions to Films on Demand and Kanopy, Kirkwood is only charged  for the films we actually use. In other words, if our college community watches a film, we pay, if we don’t, no charge is incurred. This patron driven acquisition (PDA) model makes it very cost effective for the library and allows us to offer you a broader array of options to choose from.

Another great feature is that the database films can easily be embedded into Talon. This makes it especially useful for hybrid and online courses. For Films on Demand, click on the Share link provided for each film under the media player. Then click on the Embed Code tab. Use the “Alternate Embed Code” to embed the video in Talon. You can do this by highlighting and copying the url provided.


Have questions? For more information about this exciting service, please contact your reference librarian.