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Criterion on Demand Renewal 2015-2016
Begins:January 1, 2015
Ends:August 31, 2015
Late subscribers are welcome, and pricing will be pro-rated.
Access on and off campus through IP authentication. Downloading films to a laptop for later viewing is also possible. EZproxy config info is available at https://pluto.potsdam.edu/ezproxywiki/index.php/Category:Example_Configurations#Criterion-on-Demand
Access to the films should be through loading records into either a library's ILS or other systems (discovery layers, knowledge bases, etc.) using the MARC records and/or Excel spreadsheet below. The links to play the films on the vendor's website will likely be removed.
Additional Implementation Details:
1. Title Requests
Criterion is willing to add new titles to the platform at the request of libraries. Criterion must already hold the Canadian rights for the film/studio in question. The request form is on the right side of this page:
2. MARC Records
Access to the films is via links embedded in MARC records. A .mrc file of MARC records (3.4 M) is available.
Although the website lists all the films, Criterion has chosen not to add direct links to play the films. This is a deliberate decision to distinguish this educational market product from other consumer platforms.
3. Title Lists
The title list has been added as a 274 page PDF above. The website also has excellent search and browse features.
In order to play films, the user must have the Silverlight browser plug-in installed. This is a DRM system which is designed to prevent mis-use of the digital content. Silverlight is free and takes only a few minutes to download and install. Silverlight is compatible with a wide variety of operating systems and browsers including:
- Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 12+, Chrome 12+, Safari 4+
- Windows 7+, Mac 10.5+
Not every browser and OS combination is compatible. Please see the System Requirements tab on http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx for more details.
5. Downloading Films
In addition to streaming films, it is also possible to download films for later viewing. This may be useful for a classroom with poor or no internet access. Access to a downloaded film will expire after 48 hours. [to be confirmed] See the guide (linked above) for details.