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  1. Academic Video Online: Premium Streaming

    Link
    http://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Architecture, Art, Business Studies, Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 50,000 video titles spanning all academic subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 12,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. From Jan 1 2016, it includes the new “AVON-to-Own” feature, where subscribing libraries receive perpetual rights to videos they select at the end of each annual term commensurate with the amount of the subscription, using an entire year of usage data to support selections. Subscribing libraries also receive Alexander Street’s Media Hosting Service at no charge.

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  2. Alzheimer’s Association Streaming

    Link
    https://www.alz.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Genetics, Medicine, Social Welfare
    Type of resource
    Courses, Databases, Information Sources, Journals, Organisations, Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organisation in the United States in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Videos and Media pages of the site stream several videotapes outlining latest research in areas such as advances in brain imaging, mild cognitive impairment research, Alzheimer’s and genetics and the role of insulin. In addition to the research videos the Media and Clips pages host short, informative clips on a variety of topics of interest to the dementia caregiver, persons with early stage dementia, family members, and professionals.

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  3. Mental Health TV Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mentalhealthtv.co.uk/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Medicine, Psychology, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Mental Health TV is a resource producing educational programmes for students, junior doctors, health workers and the general public. The site was established and funded by Dr Andrew Macaulay. The site claims that it is the only public service internet broadcaster dedicated to providing video information for common mental health problems for students, patients and their families and CPD modules for professionals. The website delivers a wide range of programmes on a pay-per-view and contract basis; some are free or sponsored. Topics covered include anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and eating disorders.

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  4. The Counselling Channel Streaming

    Link
    http://www.counsellingchannel.tv/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Discussion Lists, Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The Counselling Channel produces films on all aspects of counselling and counselling training. Using the expertise of counsellors, psychotherapists and film-makers the focus is on how counselling can be used to address life’s challenges and promote good mental health. The short clips are are streamed on YouTube. Issues covered include compromise, addiction counselling, and balancing work and family life. The Channel is sponsored by CPCAB, the only awarding body run by counsellors for counsellors.

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  5. Faculti Streaming

    Link
    https://faculti.net/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Architecture, Astronomy, Business Studies, Economics, Education, Film Studies, General Science, History, Physics, Politics and Government, Russian Studies, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Journals, Streaming/Download

    This site presents videos of academics from various disciplines, talking to camera about their interests and research. The aim is to communicate research in a way that is accessible to the wider public. The videos are professionally made and the participants present their ideas clearly in an unadorned, simple way, largely relying on direct, to camera communication, without any other audiovisual aids. Users can narrow their search by four broad categories: Arts and Humanities, Formal Sciences, Natural Sciences, Professional and Social Sciences. Amongst the disciplines currently represented on the site are Architecture, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Finance, Fashion, Film Studies, Management and Planetary Sciences. All content is free to view but there are various Licensing options for use of the content beyond the platform. A simple idea, well executed.

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  6. The Lab Streaming

    Link
    http://www.dementialab.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has created this website to present information about new research and treatment of the disease. It is designed to help families of people with dementia but could be used in various educational contexts. Users navigate a virtual representation of a laboratory where they can find videos, graphics, slides, text giving information about research, risk factors, statistics. There is also a regularly updated News section.

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  7. Films For Action Streaming

    Link
    http://www.filmsforaction.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Media Studies, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Video Sources

    The mission of Films for Action is to fight against the homogenisation and conformity of the mainstream US media. This American site features thousands of films, videos, news items, and articles relating to social, environmental, and media issues not covered by the mainstream news. The core of the site is the video list: content can be filtered by a subject search and the films are free to view. Among the subjects covered are Elections and Democracy, Net Neutrality, Peak Oil and Terrorism.

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  8. Open University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://podcast.open.ac.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, General Science, Languages, Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Type of resource
    Courses, Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This beta site presents the entire range of podcasts produced by the Open University. The site is divided into three sections: OU Learn, OU Research and OU Life. The OU Learn podcasts are divided into fourteen subject areas from Arts and Humanities to Social Sciences. Within each subject area, the podcasts are further arranged as ‘albums’ consisting of numbered tracks, containing material relevant to OU courses. The podcasts come with transcripts, related links and often feature video material too. Users can subscribe via RSS feed, iTunes, or Miro.

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  9. Social Care TV Streaming

    Link
    https://www.social-care.tv/
    Subject
    Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources, Web Links

    This resource is produced by The Social Institute for Excellence and intended for everyone involved in social care and social work. It covers, adult, children and family issues. Users can view the latest videos, or search by keyword or topic. All the videos are free to view and can also be downloaded for free. The resource is aimed at all those who wish to learn about social care: students, lecturers, trainers and managers, as well as carers and interested members of the public.
    Among the issues covered are: support for carers, child care, mental health, children of prisoners, autism and telecare. There is also a small selection of videos on social work as a career.

    Older films are available as .WMV files (for use with Windows media player) and .MOV files (for use with in Quick Time and iTunes). Newer films are available in MP4 format which should work on all devices. The site also includes links to other useful resources, government policy and related organisations.

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  10. The Rural Media Company Streaming

    Link
    https://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Geography, Geology, Nature, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations

    Based in the West Midlands, this charity aims to enable rural and disadvantaged communities to participate in creative media activities and, in their own words, ‘create high quality film, photography, web, and print resources, that reflect diverse rural communities and issues, and challenge stereotypes and prejudice.' The website provides access to many of their films (click here) as well as detailed information on their diverse activites aimed at engaging with young people and local communities. They also run media skills courses specifically aimed at the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities as part of a Big Lottery-funded scheme.

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