Films on Demand on trial through Nov. 14, 2009.

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Films on Demand. This is a web based digital video service, which streams educational films online.  There are over 5,500 titles in the database covering a broad range of subject areas, including humanities, social science, business, economics, science, and more.

6 thoughts on “Films on Demand on trial through Nov. 14, 2009.”

  1. I think this is an extremely valuable resource for students, in ANY field of study. As a History major I found many interesting and helpful videos. And not only would I use this resource for research (which I am sure that I would quite often), but I would watch it at home for fun, too. I really think that the library should permanently subscribe to this.

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  2. This is an incredible resource. It should definitely be kept for use of the CSU portal. It has a myriad of subjects to choose from and the videos are professional. It is hard to choose which to watch and to stop!

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  3. An amazing resource for instructors as well as students. The amount of videos in Spanish, students could use to research topics for homeworks and presentations on our department is amazing.

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  4. I was really excited to see the library but was equally disappointed by the content.

    This is solely my opinion and does not reflect the views of my department or colleagues. In communications, business and law, some of the key concepts are present in clips but the material so dated I am not sure it will resonate with students. There were a few historical negotiations in the database but at least one was also available on Youtube. The business material is from the late 1990’s – old school (HP/Cisco etc. ect.). The most current business material I viewed was from 2003. The search result titles looked good but the underlying material did not deliver (notice no dates included). Outdated corporate training videos, are the swan song for my review. It is my view that existing resources are superior to what I viewed in this database.

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  5. I agree that it would be helpful to know what programs would have to be cut in order to continue subscribing to this content. Having access to such a database seems like a good idea but this particular site’s execution doesn’t seem to be the best. Are there other options available?

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