Please find below resource(s) available for Renewal
Criterion on Demand renewal information for academic libraries is now available.
This is a Consortia Canada offer handled by TAL and OCLS (2015 lead).
Change in renewal date: Existing subscribers will receive the month of September 2015 free, due to the issue earlier this spring with approximately 500 titles being temporarily removed from the platform. The new renewal date is October 1, 2015.
Temporary removal of approximately 500 titles: In spring 2015, a film studio temporarily withdrew approximately 500 titles from the CoD platform. The titles have still not been returned to the platform and Criterion continues to work with the studio to have the titles restored. Criterion had been considering requiring off-campus users to enter their email address based on the studios concerns, but this has been dropped based on Consortia Canada's feedback.
Access via MARC record vs. vendor URL: Based on feedback from film studios, CoD films were only to be accessible via links embedded in MARC records. However, the product was originally trialled by ConCan member libraries with access via a URL to the CoD platform. This issue was raised with Criterion this year and their solution was to offer access via the URL on campus only and access via MARC records both on and off campus. However, at this time this solution has not been implemented. Until further notice, Criterion has said that subscribers can continue to offer access via the URL both on and off campus.
Improved MARC records: Based on feedback from subscribing ConCan member libraries, Criterion outsourced the creation of their MARC records to MARC4media. The records are now ready and will be made available via a page on the Criterion website. At this time, we are still waiting for the link and will send it out on the ConCan list once available.
Licence Agreement: Changes to the licence agreement will need to be made based on the access methods available for CoD. As these are still being finalized, Criterion has asked to hold off on any further changes until they have sorted out the access issue.
New titles: Approximately 150 new titles have been added to the collection (http://www.concan.ca/docs/view.php?id=637). Criterion is attempting to have another 300 new titles loaded to the platform by the end of the calendar year.
Access note: 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.
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.
Microsoft Silverlight player is required to view films, which are available for streaming or as downloads. When downloading a film to a computer for later viewing with the Silverlight player, the film will "expire" (cannot be viewed) 48 hours after download.
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
Criterion is providing 3 MARC record files:
Improved MARC4media records for existing titles.
Records for the approximately 500 titles that have been temporarily withdrawn from the collection. Subscribers may want to remove these records from their catalogue until Criterion confirms their return.
Records for the new additions to the collection.
Instructions on downloading these MARC files will be posted here shortly.
3. Title Lists
Three title lists have been added as attachments below:
All active CoD titles
Temporarily withdrawn titles
New additions to the collection
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 misuse 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. See the guide (linked below) for details.
Late joins accepted and will be pro-rated.
If you wish to add, change, or cancel a subscription, please contact Christine Loo by Thursday, September 17, 2015. If cancellation notice is not provided by September 17, current subscriptions will be renewed.
CoD User Guide: Information on setting up access, content, using the interface, the Silverlight plugin, and how to download movies. 6 page PDF, 1.3 M. http://www.eln.bc.ca/uploads/CoD_Guide.pdf
CoD Glossy Brochure: Highlights some of the most popular titles and features of the system. 20 pages, 5 M. www.eln.bc.ca/uploads/COD_CDN_Catalogue.pdf