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VAST: Academic Video Online

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VAST: Academic Video Online allows you to stream 13,000 videos (20,000 by 2013) from more than 20 disciplines!

Experience the convenient features of VAST:
• Create and share custom clips and playlists;
• View synchronized scrolling transcripts alongside the videos, search the transcript while watching, and jump forward and backward to your selection;
• Cite whole videos or just your individual custom clips;
• Email, share, and embed links;
• Access the videos with your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android).

Some highlights:
• Content includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage.
• Subject areas include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theatre, women’s studies, and other subjects.
• Participating producers and distributors include BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, KinoInternational, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films,, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more.
• Find counseling and therapy training videos from Microtraining and issue-based documentaries from Filmakers Library.

Access VAST. For more information or a demonstration, contact Marc Bragdon, Film Librarian, (458-7741).

For more film resources, consult UNB Libraries’ Film Studies Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.