OCLS’ Video on Demand (VoD) opt-in service was launched in 2002 to provide streaming access to participating colleges’ video collections. In 2012, at the request of all colleges, HLLR commissioned a series of research projects to identify the college libraries’ video streaming resources and requirements; conduct an environmental scan of the video streaming options available; and, finally, to prepare a series of recommendations for consideration by HLLR and the college libraries. After deliberating the findings and recommendations, consensus was reached, and HLLR recommended that college libraries consider Kanopy as a platform for streaming video.
OCLS, at the request of the libraries using the VoD service, migrated the VoD content to the Kanopy platform over the winter of 2015/16, and the VoD opt-in service was retired.
For information about Kanopy’s hosting service, please see the Kanopy resource page in ERMA.