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Kanopy Streaming Video

NMC library subscribes to Kanopy, a streaming video service providing short and feature-length films for in-class use, online coursework, assignments, and college events. Learn more and view Kanopy account setup instructions here.

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PolicyMap is a data visualization tool that allows for geographic exploration of data on a wide range of indicators: geographic, economic, housing, health, quality of life, and more. This is an invaluable tool for building data literacy skills and sharpening student insights across the curriculum. Interested in learning more? Check out the PolicyMap Quick Start guide or ask an NMC librarian.

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Finding Open Access Media And Materials

The library’s Open Educational Resources guide gathers a wide range of freely accessible resources and repositories. We know there’s a lot there, so don’t hesitate to ask your liaison librarian for help!

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Seek Public Performance Rights

If you wish to show a video or other media outside of the context of class instruction (e.g. to a group, organization, or the general public; with or without admission charges), this constitutes a 'public performance.'

This type of showing is subject to different pricing and copyright regulations and may require licensing the film for use. Contact Educational Media Technologies at (231) 995-1070 for information and guidance on seeking Public Performance Rights.

Putting Media Online For Student Use

For help with the technological and copyright issues related to putting media online for student use, call (231) 995-1070 or email