Being a history buff, I was pleasantly surprised today when I noticed one of Alameda County Library’s newest databases.  Besides the subject of history, there are videos available in all types of catagories such as anthropology, crime & law, geography, and music & dance to name a few.  What is Access Video powered by Film on Demand?

“Films On Demand is a state-of-the -art streaming video platform that makes it easierthan ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films media Group into your content managemnet systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.”

Here is a brief discription by Access Video on what video programs and films are available.

“Film On Demand combines our newest videos with many of our best-selling programs programs to provide you with an up-to-date, cross-curricular digital library that spans high school, advance placement, and college needs.  Select one video or 1,000 programs – the choice is yours! With more than 6,000 available titles, Films On Demand allows you to customize your school or library’s video collection to meet your specicfic needs.”

For more information, please go to Alameda County Library’s Entertainment Guide and Look for the Access Video icon in the Movie section.  If your are trying to connect to the website remotely, one will have to log in with an Alameda County library card.  Click on the following link to Apply for AC Library Card .