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MATC Library introduces new video-streaming database

The Madison College Library launched a new video-streaming collection and purchasing model called Kanopy, which includes 26,000 global films and documentaries from publishers such as New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Criterion Channel, PBS and more. Public performance rights are also part of the agreement.

This classic and modern collection is available to all Madison College faculty, staff and students 24/7 on or off campus. The availability of this program is driven by the demands of the Madison College community and allows the college to only pay for what is used. 

According to Disability Resource Services Administrator Scott Ritter, most materials from this collection, with exception of some older films, are closed captioned. Kanopy will also caption free of charge. 

“Captions are not just for people with disabilities—they are a powerful learning and literacy tool for all students we serve, particularly those who are not native English speakers,” Ritter said. 

Workshops will be offered at a later date. Watch Madison College Matters for details.

Meanwhile, if you have any questions about Kanopy, please contact the Madison College librarians at ext. 6640. 

Published June 16, 2017.