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Films & Videos at UCSB: UCSB Library: Kanopy & Course Reserves

Guide to VHS, DVD, Streaming Video Collections at UCSB

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, the UCSB Library will fulfill faculty requests from courses of any size for Kanopy streaming film licenses. This is a temporary measure in response to the COVID-19 crisis. There is a limit of 9 films per instructor per quarter.

Kanopy

Course Reserves Purposes:

Kanopy licenses (1 year streaming rental) are available for individual films for course reserves/out of classroom viewing in high-enrollment courses only.

Requests must be submitted by Faculty/Instructors via the Online Course Reserves System (ARES)There is a limit of 9 films per instructor per quarter.

In-class Screening:

Faculty/Instructors, please contact your Subject Librarian or Course Reserves for assistance with DVD acquisitions for in-class screening.

Personal Research & Recreational Viewing:

Please check other streaming video collections (at left), or use UCSB Library Search and the Melvyl catalog to locate and borrow physical formats.

 

NOTE: UCSB Library's unlimited access to Kanopy Streaming ended in July 2017 due to unsustainable licensing costs.

Placing a Course Reserves Video Request in Ares

If you are submitting your request through the Course Reserves platform, follow these steps;

1. Use your UCSB NetID and password to access Ares via this link, http://ares.library.ucsb.edu/ares/

screen capture of UCSB Login screen prompt for Ares system asking for UCSB Net ID and Password

2. Go to your Specific Course Number and then click on “Course Home
   screen shot of Ares system with "Course Home" and "Course Number" circled
3. On the next page, click on “Add Reserve Items.”
   screen capture of Ares step with "add course reserve items" option on the left circled
4. Where it says, “ What would you like to place on Course Reserves?” select "Video"
   screen capture of items that can be put on reserve with video (far right) circled

5. Next, you will see a request form. Complete the following required fields:

  • Title of the film
  • How will this item be supplied?
  • Notes - while this section is not required, it is very useful when ordering Kanopy because one can notate to Course Reserves staff, the number of students enrolled in the course and details about where the film can be purchased.
  • Provide the URL or details of where you found the link, for example “ Item is on Kanopy, the link is https://sbpl.kanopy.com/video/introduction-infectious-diseases-series

  Ares course reserve for video form with Title, How will this be supplied, notes, and url fields selected.

6. After you provide all the required and crucial information, click the “Submit item” button. Your request will go into the Course Reserves processing queue.


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