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. Current hyperlinks to the VoD platform are automatically redirecting to Kanopy for the time being.
For information about Kanopy’s hosting service, please see the Kanopy resource page in ERMA.