Bloomsbury Video Library - Benefits for Subscribing Institutions
Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

  • Convenient online account management service
  • Access by IP address, proxy server, Shibboleth, WAYFless URL and other standard authentication methods
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • New and updated content added twice a year
  • Support for outbound OpenURL linking from citations
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • SUSHI service available for automatic harvesting of COUNTER usage statistics
  • Metadata such as age rating, language, and content warnings that are based on industry standards for video
  • A toolkit of promotional materials available to help raise awareness and support usage
  • Institutional logo displayed on interface if preferred
  • Conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). Please note that transcripts will be rolled out for all English language videos by October 2023. For more information, see our accessibility statement here.

Find out more about pricing and access options, and how to register for a free, no-obligation 30-day trial for your institution here.

Benefits for Users

  • Browse seamlessly through video content by subject, topic, period featured, period made, place featured, creator's place of origin, language and people with the easy-to-use interface
  • Discover relevant information for research or teaching with ease, using the subject-specific taxonomy which links related content across the platform
  • Filter search options to refine results, using the powerful advanced and full-text search
  • Personal account feature enabling users to save videos to view later; organize saved items into folders; and create video clips from the content
  • Functionality to view trailers for films on the site
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface for desktop, tablet and mobile, allowing seamless access on the go
  • Improved accessibility with closed captions and transcripts available where possible (please note that transcripts will be available for all English language films by October 2023)
  • Unsubscribed content will be hidden by default