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Academic Video Online (AVON) Renewal 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
March 19, 2021

Subscription Term


April 1, 2021


March 31, 2022

BC ELN is pleased to offer the renewal for ProQuest Academic Video Online (AVON), a comprehensive video subscription collection.  This consortial deal comes at considerable discount with 15% off list price. The pricing is flat with the exception of minor changes to a few tiers to better align them with the discount. Note that changes in FTE may affect individual institution's pricing. See the pricing area below for full details.

AVON delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street.

Highlights from the vendor include:

  • Almost 4,000 videos added annually.
  • 61% of titles are 2014 and newer.
  • Includes a Media Hosting Service which is free for Academic Video Online customers, allows subscribers to publish and share multimedia (video, PDF, audio) across your institution, digitize lecture-capture, performances, faculty experiments, and more.
  • Public Performance Rights are included at no charge, provided the institution does not charge an admission fee or ask for a donation.


A special feature of AVON is Build by Choice

At the end of each full calendar year (in this case, due to April 1 start, it would be December of 2022) participating members will receive a title list with usage. They can then select the videos they would like to own at no additional cost, but that are equivalent to what they have already paid for with their subscription.  The price of a video is generally $499, so as an example, a $5,000 subscription would select 10 videos.  This is available for every year an institution subscribes. Even if a subscriber cancels their subsciption, videos that they have purchased through Build by Choice will be available through the AVON platfrom beyond the cancellation.

Subscribers from 2019/20 should be able to select their videos in perpetuity by December 2022. BC ELN will reach out to those subscribers later in 2021 to ensure they have taken advantage of this annual benefit. More information can be found at


IP Authentication
Remote Access
Unlimited Authorized Users

Additional Information

Academic Video Online Guide:
This LibGuide has links to the brochure, bibliography, monthly content updates, and under “Product Education”, recorded webinars and short video tutorials, including Finding Canadian Content in Academic Video Online.

An AVON PR kit can be found at


Questions? Contact: 
BC ELN Licensing Team