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Criterion on Demand Renewal 2016-2017
Begins:October 1, 2016
Ends:September 30, 2017
Late subscribers are welcome, and pricing will be pro-rated.
Unlimited access via IP address authentication both on and off-campus. For now the vendor has committed to allowing off-campus access. Usage will be monitored. This decision may be re-evaluated if signs of abuse appear. 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 streaming media films is available through links in the MARC records or through a link to the CoD platform at this time. However, access via the CoD platform for remote access may be limited to access via MARC records in the future.
Supporting Documentation: See the Criterion On Demand Resource entry.
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 available at: http://www.criterionondemand.com/about-criterion-on-demand/title-suggestions
2. MARC Records
Access to the films is via links embedded in MARC records. Files are available at the Criterion On Demand eResource page. The vendor is working on its own webpage where up-to-date MARC records can be accessed.
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
An up to date title list is available on the CoD eResource page. The website also has excellent search and browse features.
In order to play films on browsers other than Chrome, 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+, 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
Downloading films will be phased out.