Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Trial: EduTV

JCU library staff have arranged a trial of EduTV, a video content, streaming database from Informit, covering a broad range of discipline areas. Details below are from the EduTV website. Library staff would greatly appreciate your feedback on the usefulness of this resource for your teaching and research. Please contact myself or your liaison librarian with your comments. The trial closes on November 30, 2014 and can be accessed from the Trial page or the following url: http://elibrary.jcu.edu.au/login?auth=elibrary&url=http://edutv.informit.com.au
  • Immediate streaming access to over 10,000 programs.
  • Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more – from free-to-air and pay TV
  • Archives of programs starting from 2006, with up to 80 new programs added weekly
  • Accessible anywhere with an internet connection
  • Easy and advanced searching, with programs classified by subject area
Over 10,000 programs and growing, Informit EduTV provides content across a range of learning areas. As well as documentaries, Informit EduTV includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, NITV, BBC Knowledge and Discovery. Informit EduTV continues to grow by up to 80 programs a week. Informit EduTV creates flexibility for lecturers and students by streaming curated video content to a computer, tablet or smartphone. There’s no need for onsite storage or equipment, and all programs in the library are available online. All programs are classified by learning area and are advertisement free. Search options include searching for the spoken word by making use of captions where available. It’s simple to find what you want, when you want it.

1 comment:

Max Lenoy said...

Thanks for the trial session, I found it very valuable for myself and my ED4461 students. They are from all parts of Australia and have limited access to past TV content so providing this service immediately was critical when discussing past events. Especially when they were unaware of the TV based content about Indigenous/ non-Indigenous historical issues that Australia has experienced as a nation. Thank you and please confirm if this service will be available for staff and students in future.