The Brandeis Library recently started mediating all new licenses through the Kanopy request form. We took this step in response to the increasing cost of the service, which has more than doubled over the past year and is no longer sustainable. Going forward, you will need to make a request to access new Kanopy titles. Read the Library's statement on the changes to Kanopy: http://www.brandeis.edu/library/about/news-events/news/kanopy-changes.html.
You have two options:
Best option: Check OneSearch (http://search.library.brandeis.edu) – If you find a video from Kanopy in OneSearch, we have access to it! Underneath the link, you’ll find info about when our license expires. If you see that the license expires before you want to use it in class, let us know. We can purchase another license ahead of time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the film information, your course name, and when you need the film.
Second option: Check Kanopy – When you’re in Kanopy, if you can play a film, we have it! Before deciding to use a film in your class, check OneSearch (http://search.library.brandeis.edu) to see when we will lose access.
The Brandeis Library will license films for use in coursework and research. We will not lease films for recreational or general viewing.
If you click on a film title in Kanopy and see a request form, we don’t currently have access. Fill out the request form and it will be sent to library staff to process. Please make your request at least 3 business days before you need the film.
In your request message, please include the following information.
The request is forwarded to library staff. They will double check that we don’t already own the title in another streaming media collection. After that, they will make the purchase in Kanopy. It takes at least one business day for the order to be processed and the film to be available.
If you make a request on the weekend or after hours, it will not be ordered until the next business day.
If you see that the license expires before you want to use it in class, let us know. We can purchase another license ahead of time. Email email@example.com with the film information, your course name, and when you need the film.