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Changes to Kanopy

Changing to Mediated Access

On Friday November 5th, 2021, Jim Dan Hill Library shifted our access model for Kanopy steaming media from “unlimited” to “mediated.” The JDH Library previously provided unlimited access to the entire Kanopy streaming media collection. At the same time Kanopy is growing in popularity, its pricing model incurs drastically escalating costs that are no longer sustainable. Changing to mediated access will allow us to continue to make leased Kanopy streaming media available in support of the curriculum; align Kanopy leasing with other streaming media vendor practices; and more aggressively manage our costs.

What is Mediated Mode?

In practice, this means that any new Kanopy lease will need to be approved by Library staff.

UW-Superior students, faculty, and staff will continue to have immediate access to films currently leased by the university until they expire. You will still be able to search for films that the Library does not already lease in Kanopy. However, when you attempt to access a film that the JDH Library does not have a lease for, you will have the option to select the “request” button next to the film, fill out the form, and the Library will work with you to fill your need.