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How to access and request Kanopy streaming video content. Plus other streaming video services available.

Changes to Kanopy access

Kanopy is a streaming video service offering documentaries and feature films operating on a lease model. Leases for academic institutions can be for one or three years and costs vary accordingly. After the lease expires, the library loses access to the film unless it purchases another lease. Kanopy  is not a flat fee service, instead charges are incurred upon the 4th "view" (30 seconds or more).

The UO Libraries will begin mediating access to new, unlicensed films through the Kanopy Streaming Services starting on July 1, 2019.  Kanopy provides a wide range of films for use in teaching and research, and the service has proved to be overwhelmingly popular.  As a result, costs for Kanopy have continued to escalate significantly over time and unlimited access is no longer sustainable.

While mediation will help pace spending and result in better stewardship of university funds, the campus community will still be able to access a great deal of content.  All the titles with time remaining on their one-year lease as well as the entire Janus/Criterion collection (on a three-year lease) will remain available for unlimited use. 

Kanopy titles may be requested for lease by:

  • UO faculty for use in a course or research
  • GE’s for use in a course
  • Graduate students for research

In order to contain costs, UO staff, emeritus faculty, and the general public will not be able to request the lease of a title. 

Janus (The Criterion Collection)

Explore great films and film makers! The UO Libraries has purchased a 3 year lease for the whole of the Janus Criterion Collection.  The collection includes such classic films as:

  • 8 1/2
  • Rashomon
  • The 400 Blows
  • A Hard Days Night
  • Stagecoach
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • The Seventh Seal

All 395 films are available for classroom, research and recreational viewing. Please enjoy them!

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