Features & Benefits
The World's Best Producers
You'll find outstanding content—much of it exclusive—from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Programs from more than 800 producers are included in these comprehensive subscriptions—more than you'll find anywhere else.
New Content Added Regularly
Our acquisitions team is always adding exciting new video content to our On Demand platform. New videos are automatically added at no additional charge as soon as we get them, ensuring that your subscription will always be fresh, convenient, and timely. New titles are added nightly, and administrators receive a monthly notification email.
It's easy to personalize your On Demand streaming video subscription and make it your own. Share, save, and organize videos and custom playlists that you've created. Set up a user profile and update your preferences and defaults to your liking. Create your own unique custom segments and add them to a playlist. Tag favorite videos and segments for later use.
Flexible Subscription Options
Our streaming video subscription collections offer convenient one-stop shopping for librarians, faculty, and educators—with multi-subject collections geared to high schools, academic institutions, and public libraries, as well as subject-specific collections for specialized departments.
Reviews & Testimonials
"Faculty appreciate the wide variety of topics covered...as well as the advanced features...an indispensable resource for our students and faculty."
Elijah Scott, MA, MS, Director of Libraries,
Georgia Highlands College
"...an outstanding value and highly recommended."
"...the frontrunner in providing high-quality streaming educational video covering a broad range of subjects.”
The Charleston Advisor, Four-Star Review
...extremely easy to navigate...Recommended.”
Library Media Connection
"...user-friendly searching and broad subject coverage...a must-have resource.”
Danette R. Pachtner, Librarian for Film, Video, and Digital Media, Duke University
"...the excitement is instantaneous and the content is really great...I would wholeheartedly recommend it."
Janie Hermann, Program Coordinator,
Princeton Public Library
Unlimited Access 24/7
Our On Demand platform gives students and patrons instant access to outstanding documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos from the library, lecture hall, dorm room, or any location with Internet access, anytime they choose. All videos are iPad, PC, Mac, Android, mobile, and interactive whiteboard friendly. Our On Demand platform supports both IP and proxy authentication.
Thousands of predefined video clips make it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly. Users can also create their own unique custom segments, which can then be added to a playlist or embedded into a secure website or Learning Management System.
All of our streaming videos have captioning and searchable, interactive transcripts, ensuring that the widest audience possible has access to the full range of video content in the subscription. The ability to search not just within the interactive transcripts, but across the full transcripts of all the titles in your account, also provides extremely targeted, specific results.
Flexible Access and Integration Options
We offer flexible access options and multiple integration tools for our video content. Our authenticated URLs and HTML embed codes allow direct access and playback of videos from Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, or other Learning Management Systems. Videos can also easily be integrated into Web-based catalog systems using our free MARC records or searchable through popular federated search tools and discovery systems.
Our On Demand platform features full language support through Google Translate. All descriptions, transcripts, and navigation can easily be translated into any of 100 world languages—from Afrikaans to Zulu, from Finnish to French—making our videos accessible to users no matter their desired language.
Administrative and Product Support
Account administrators have access to a robust administrative portal with invaluable benefits such as usage statistics, title/segment data, free MARC records, widgets and other usage boosters, title and collection status, a variety of admin tools, and more. All users have access to the enhanced product support center, with a wealth of help articles and tutorial videos, live help chat, sharing options, powerful page tools, and more. Webinars are available throughout the year.
Dynamic citations are available in MLA, Chicago, APA, and Harvard formats. Our full integration with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks provides users with up-to-date citation creation as well as the ability to export citations directly to EasyBib, NoodleTools, or RefWorks. This allows users to create a bibliography under their EasyBib, NoodleTools, or RefWorks accounts and include the videos from their On Demand subscription along with other references being used for a project or paper.
By the Numbers
Teachers, students, and librarians currently have access
Top institutions and libraries use Films On Demand