AVON (Academic Video Online) has just arrived at John Jay! This new streaming video database contains documentaries, performances, ethnographies, interviews, historic film clips newsreels & feature films from a large range of distributors, including Sony Picture Classics, Music Box, & Kino Lorber. It delivers about 600,000 hours of streaming video, 63,000 titles in total. The content comes from all over the world; non-English language films are subtitled in English. Closed captions appear to be available for the English language content.
The Proquest interface allows easy searching; while the content plays on the Alexander Street platform. All the titles have been indexed and are discoverable in OneSearch, the library’s main discovery tool.
John Jay has never before had access to most of this content, in streaming, or any format; a few titles new to us include Citizen Jane, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Hate crimes in the Heartland, The Deportation of Innocence, Patrimonio.
We hope you enjoy exploring the wonderful content of our new subscription!