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While streaming through the "screen-capture" functionality in Zoom or other video-conferencing platforms may seem like an adequate replacement for in-classroom screenings of video materials, this method is not recommended by the Library and will likely result in poor audio and video quality for students viewing the material.
Additionally, some streaming platforms apply copyright protection and encryption to their content which disables any images or sound being shared between screens. Personal streaming vendors such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do not grant rights for institutional or educational use. That means faculty may not show videos from these services in class.
For "in-classroom screenings" conducted via Zoom or other video-conferencing platforms, the recommended procedure is to direct students to view materials on their own, in a separate window and with their Zoom audio muted, and then return to the main meeting for discussion, analysis, etc.
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Academic Video Online (AVON) Preferred campus streaming service providing 66,000+ educational videos spanning a wide range of subject areas, including business, film, history, music, nursing, psychology, theater, and more.
Films on Demand Small number of educational videos with perpetual streaming rights + videos from the Web. Use Academic Video Online for a broad selection of educational streaming videos.
Kanopy Limited number of educational streaming videos selected by YCP faculty. Cost of one-year of access for each title: $150. Use Academic Video Online for a broad selection of educational videos across disciplines.
Swank Digital Campus Feature films selected by YCP faculty for specific classes.
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Requires setting up a free account.
Videos of short talks by expert speakers covering many topics from science to business to global issues in more than 110 languages.
Personal streaming vendors such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do not grant rights for institutional or educational use. That means faculty may not show videos from these services in class. However, Netflix makes an exception for a small number of Original documentaries listed here, which do grant permission for one-time educational screenings. A personal Netflix account is still required.
ARTstor Wide-ranging image database with over 2.5 million images rights-cleared for use in education and research. You are free to use them in classroom instruction & handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
Life Photo Archive Search millions of photographs from the LIFE magazine photo archive from the 1860s to 1970s. Most were never published, now available via a joint LIFE and Google project. Schmidt Library also has print LIFE issues from 1936 to 2000 in PERIODICALS.
NYPL Picture Collection Online More than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines, and newspapers as well as original photographs, print, and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
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