Please find below resource(s) available for Renewal
This is the renewal invitation for Curio.ca from CBC for the period September 1, 2021 through to August 31, 2022. Five products are available:
Curio.ca, News in Review, L'Actualité en revue, National Geographics (English and French) and BBC Channel.
These are all available and require their own subscriptions. To be clear, News in Review and National Geographic are not included in the base Curio.ca subscription.
Each of the five products needs its own subscription. A library must subscribe to the base Curio.ca in order to add another component.
Pricing for Curio.ca is based on the total number of FTEs across the participating universities and colleges - the FLE price has not changed over last year. Individual institution price changes will vary as pricing is based on current enrollment.
This offer is currently being offered to academic libraries.
Attached below is a product flyer from the vendor.
This is a Consortia Canada negotiated product, led by BCI.
A new platform is expected with an anticipated August launch date. This is what has been provided from the vendor regarding the new platform:
We are currently working on a new and improved platform and we can't wait for you to discover the new CURIO experience!
> Easy access at school or home
> Personalized profile
> Find content, create playslists and share them easily
The vendor verbally stated there should be an overlap period of 6 months once the new platform launches. This should give librarians the time to prepare their training materials while users have access to the old platform.
The vendor has sent the following update (in French below, my translation to English) regarding on-site and remote access for the new Curio platform.
Athentification to the new Curio platform will be available in the four following cases:
Institutional email address
Single sign-on (SSO)
At school, users will automatically access the platform via the IP address. However, with your institutional login, you can create a customized profile, organize content based on specific needs, share content with other users and use all the other functionalities offered on the Curio platform.
National Geographic change: In past years, libraries that wished to have access to both the English and French-language content from National Geographic needed two separate subscriptions, so 2 X $0.15 per FTE. Both are now bundled into a single package for the cost of a single subscription, so 1 X $0.15 per FTE.
Products are available:
News in Review
L'Actualité en revue
National Geographics (English)
National Geographic (Fançais)
From the Vendor:
Curio.ca gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more — all available with a single subscription!
Our collection features thousands of programs and hundreds of teacher resource guides carefully curated to support provincial K-12 curricula and post-secondary courses across the country. Curio.ca gives teachers and students 24/7 access to a wealth of primary-source content in English and French. It’s a great tool to help students develop critical-thinking skills. Every week, we add new content selected for its educational relevance, always commercial-free, including the latest from CBC’s award-winning documentary, news, drama, and children's programming (e.g. The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate and The National).
Functionalities include :
Metadata for easy integration into course systems
Options to embed and share content
Ability to create multiple playlists
Content - CBC/Radio-Canada has been actively adding material to Curio over the past year. A reminder that CBC/Radio-Canada has to pay to acquire the rights to programs: even though programs are broadcast on CBC that does not necessarily mean that they own the rights ; in most cases independent producers make documentaries and shop around for distributors and thus retain their rights.
MARC records are available.
Closed captioning is available.
Late subscriptions are permitted, and their pro-rated pricing will be based on the cents/FTE for the main subscription to Curio.ca.
If you would like to subscribe or cancel a subscription, please respond with your decision to Christa Foley email@example.com no later than Friday, June 25, 2021. Current subscriptions will be renewed if cancellation notice is not provided by June 25.
For new subscribers: Please note that each participating institution must select the number of profiles that it wishes to have set up for its clientèle for the Curio.ca product. Each participating institution receives one (main) account under the account of their consortium. Each participating institution can then request a number of accounts to be set up for each professor, who can then set up their individual profile so as to be able to prepare play lists for sharing with the students in their course(s). Library staff may also wish to set up a few accounts, for training purposes. A limit of 2,000 accounts for professors/staff per institution. Names (professors/staff) are not required at the time of subscription.
Usage statistics: Attached above is a spreadsheet with the access codes for each subscriber to access usage statistics. These files are from last year.
The vendor indicated that with the upcoming launch of the new platform, these files will not be updated. If you are unable to access usage stats using the access codes in the attached spreadsheet, contact Veronica Barton firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com directly and she will produce the stats for them.
As a reminder, when there is a new subscriber, a welcome email that includes the code and instructions is sent to the contact identified in the response spreadsheet.