New AVON Video Streaming Service

September 27, 2018

While last year’s Rensselaer Libraries’ subscription to the Kanopy streaming video services was very popular, the demand-driven subscription model became too costly for us to sustain for campus-wide service. Under Kanopy’s model, usage of a title triggered a charge, so that an increase in Kanopy use equated to an increase in streaming charges.

Based on last year’s use of Kanopy, we know there is a high demand for this type of service, so after investigating other options, we trialed another video service early this summer.  We are now happy to announce videos via a subscription to Academic Videos Online (AVON).   AVON offers more than 64,000 films spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, science and more.  Unlike Kanopy, the pricing model is strictly subscription based – one price for unlimited access for a year.           

For those who are interested, AVON is available at