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Academic Video Online (AVON) Renewal 2022-2023

Response Deadline: 
March 18, 2022

Subscription Term


April 1, 2022


March 31, 2023

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. There is a 2.5% increase from last year's pricing. 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.


Webinar March 16, 11 am Central Time

From the vendor: Join us on March 16 at 11 am Central Time for a webinar designed for COPPUL, TAL and BC ELN members and get an update on Academic Video Online (AVON), ProQuest’s flagship streaming video subscription. AVON provides affordable and unlimited access to 75,000+ titles which can promote student engagement and deepen understanding of classroom material.

During the webinar, your ProQuest Account Manager Ian Glassford and AVON expert Kathleen McLellan will share what’s new, including important Canadian content providers. You’ll also learn how you can own videos at no additional charge through your AVON subscription.

Date and time: Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022 9:00 am Pacific/10:00 am Mountain/ 11:00 am Central/ 12:00 pm | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Register link

See attachment below for more details.



Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 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, all with a predictable annual cost.

Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

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Last updated: April 18, 2020


Response Instructions

To JOIN or CANCEL, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

Terms & Conditions

Additional Information

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.

More information can be found at

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