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Video content coming to Newsbank database

Posted by comartslibrarian on October 16, 2008

NOTE to Students: Regent Library subscribes to Newsbank’s Access World News database

In response to the rising demand in libraries, NewsBank is adding video news content to our online news resources—at no additional charge to our customers. The complete package from respected media distributor Voxant includes the following sources: The Associated Press, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, as well as coverage from Canadian Broadcasting, Agence France-Presse and more. Your institution will have access to video clips from all or a select group of these sources, depending on your subscription.

Beginning on Monday, October 20, the videos clips will be added to NewsBank resources. Users will be able to:

• Play news videos within the NewsBank interface, in the same space used to display text articles

• Select specific videos from a comprehensive results lists that also includes NewsBank articles, or restrict their search to “video only”

• Access recent and archived news videos at your institution or remotely

• Email links of specific videos to friends, or embed them in a presentation

This new content will be added in stages. A short advertisement that can be immediately closed by users will appear prior to each video. Please note that a free Flash plug-in is required to play these videos. It can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer. Your default settings will not be affected in any way.

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