Friday, October 17, 2008

NewsBank is Adding Video News Content

Beginning on Monday, October 20, NewsBank is adding video news content to online news resources. The complete package from respected media distributor Voxant includes the following sources: The Associated Press, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, local affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, as well as coverage from Canadian Broadcasting, Agence France-Presse and more.

Users will be able to:

• Play news videos within the NewsBank interface, in the same space used to display text articles

• Select specific videos from a comprehensive results lists that also includes NewsBank articles, or restrict their search to "video only"

• Access recent and archived news videos at your institution or remotely

• Email links of specific videos to friends, or embed them in a presentation
Please note that a free Flash plug-in is required to play these videos. It can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer.

-Brandy Klug, Electronic Resources Librarian

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