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Copyright Center: Digital Media Sites (FY 08-09)

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Digital Media Sites

Digital Media Websites 

      As the demand for digital content, such as video clips and full-length films, increase with the number of online classes, digital material available on various websites is also becoming popular.  Video stream access is a very valuable tool for online courses when it is not so easy to show a video as you would in a face-to-face class.  Therefore, this feature will provide some useful websites that may help with access to digital media for these online classes.

     To view the list of films already available through the library, click here.  Please send an email to copyright@bellevue.edu if you find a title that you are interested in using.  If you have not found a title, here is a list of sites that may help.  Thank you!

1.    Ambrose Video:  http://www.ambrosedigital.com/ - Ambrose Video allows access to streaming media with various subjects such as history, science, and literature - including many BBC Shakespeare plays.  Films are purchased as a 1-year license agreement and can be used by any instructor for any course.

2.    Films Media Group/Films for the Humanities:  http://ffh.films.com/ - This is a great site to get quick access to streaming media to educational films.  Over 6,000 titles are currently available on Films on Demand.  The films can be purchased as a 1- or 3-year license agreement and can be used by any instructor for any course.

3.    FRONTLINE (PBS):  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/ - View 60-minute FRONTLINE video documentaries brought to you by PBS, for free!  Watch either the entire film or just a chapter.

4.    Google Video:  http://video.google.com/ - This site gives you access to a variety of video clips including personal videos for free!  Google Video is similar to YouTube as it owns You Tube and gives you access to many of their videos, but Google Video also has their own videos as well.  There are also some sharing options such as emailing and instant messaging.

5.    Hulu:  www.hulu.com - This site allows you to view full-length hit TV shows with next-day viewing and popular films for free!  There are also many sharing options such as emailing or posting to various sites.  However, this site does not have many educational films and is only accessible in the United States.

6.    Insight Media:  http://www.insight-media.com/ - This site contains many educational videos, categorized by subject area with a clip-preview option.  Some films may be available as a streaming video.   

7.    Learning Seed:  www.learningseed.com - This site contains a listing of educational videos in which a digital license can be purchased.  The University must physically own the video before it can be digitized and  then placed onto Blackboard.     

8.    Media Education Foundation:  www.mediaed.org - With over 100 titles available (mainly documentaries) in streaming video, 3-year digital licenses can be purchased and used by any instructor for any course.

9.    NOVA (PBS):  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/ - View NOVA science and technology videos, also brought to you by PBS, for free!  Watch either the entire film or just a chapter.

10.    YouTube:  www.youtube.com - Similar to Google Video, this site gives you access to a variety of video clips including personal videos on a worldwide level, for free!  There are also many sharing options such as emailing and posting to various sites.

      We would be interested in hearing from you.  Should you know of any other sites, want to share with us how you are using the videos in your course, or if you care to share your opinion of using media this way, please feel free to contact us.  Thank you very much for your support of the Bellevue University Library and the Copyright Center.