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Feb. 17, 2014
By Rachel Sielaff, media relations assistant
Thousands of on-demand videos are now available through the B.D. Owens Library at Northwest Missouri State University.
Films on Demand is a web-based academic streaming video platform that supports Northwest curriculum. The collection, which currently includes more than 241,000 video clips and 15,500 full-length videos, is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Its topics include business and economics, health and medicine, archival films and newsreels, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics.
Students may access the collection, on or off campus, 24/7, through the “articles” link on the library’s homepage at www.nwmissouri.edu/library/. Once in Films on Demand, users may create a free account that allows them to mark favorites, create and share customized playlists, create customized viewing segments, and embed or email URLs. The platform may be used on a PC, Mac, iPad and or Android.
“Films on Demand has a wide variety of content that every student should find useful,” said Kathy Hart, assistant director of library services at Northwest. “You think of YouTube and all the information it has available, and this program is kind of an academic YouTube. If a student has a project, they can use this collection to find audio and visual content to utilize as relevant resources.”
The service was successfully piloted on campus during the fall trimester in response to faculty requests for additional high quality videos.
For more information about Films on Demand, contact the library services desk at 660.562.1193.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900
Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468