New streaming media content resources available

Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium – VIVA – has acquired three new streaming media products: Academic Video Online (AVON), three Sage Video Collections, and Docuseek2. These recent acquisitions are thanks to one-time CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds allocated by the Governor for streaming media content, in support of online and remote education at public institutions.

As a member of VIVA, the Mason Libraries is pleased to share that access for these resources is now available to our Mason community. The Libraries’ prior subscription to Docuseek will continue, enhanced by the acquisition of AVON and SAGE.

AVON

Academic Video Online (AVON), an Alexander Street Press/ProQuest streaming media product, includes over 72,000 titles spanning a wide and interdisciplinary range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Included among the titles are news programs, training, lectures, interviews, documentaries, ethnographies, performances, and feature and short films. Additionally, there is a set of over 2,000 videos to support student success in areas such as stress management, college life, communication, and success in math. AVON is highly rated for its accessibility, with such features as on-demand audio described video, onscreen captions, and scrolling/searchable transcripts.

To get started with AVON, go directly to our database. Mason faculty, students, and staff may access AVON on or off campus by clicking this link. Off-campus users will be prompted to sign in using their Mason credentials. Access for this resource will continue through December 2021.

SAGE Counseling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Nursing Video Collections

The Counseling & Psychotherapy Collection includes over 130 hours of video and addresses a wide range of academic and practitioner issues through tutorials, interviews, and demonstrations. 

The Criminology & Criminal Justice Collection includes over 120 hours of video covering all branches of the criminal justice system.  It supports students and researchers via tutorial videos that take viewers step-by-step through the criminal investigation process; case studies that show how that research affects policy and practices; and films that take viewers inside forensics labs, correctional facilities, and court rooms. 

The Nursing Collection includes over 75 hours of video and features content aligned to support traditional baccalaureate- and masters-level nursing programs, including demonstration, tutorial, and in-practice videos as well as interviews with leaders and practitioners in the field. The Nursing Collection also includes an assessment tool, accessible only to instructors, that allows instructors to select questions specifically curated for the video content. For access to the assessment tool, contact Kathy Butler, Health Sciences Librarian, at kbutle18@gmu.edu.

Mason faculty, students, and staff may access SAGE on or off campus by clicking this link. Off-campus users will be prompted to sign in using their Mason credentials. Access for this resource will continue through December 2021.

DOCUSEEK2

The Libraries already subscribed to the Docuseek2 Complete Collection, which includes 1800 titles from such distributors as Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, Film Movement, MediaStorm, First Run Features, and more. These documentary films are on a variety of subjects, including education, healthcare, science and technology, and critical thinking. 

Mason faculty, students, and staff may access Docuseek on or off campus by clicking this link. Off-campus users will be prompted to sign in using their Mason credentials. Access for this resource will be funded by VIVA for three years, through December 2023.

QUESTIONS?

Questions about the above resources? Please contact your subject librarian. Questions about our media collections and services? Check out this resource guide.

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