Academic Video Online

International Films? Silents? Documentaries? Performances?

Academic Video Online (AVON) is a new package of video that supports research across the curriculum. While it includes some material already available to Bates users — Filmakers’ Library and  Classical Music in Video — the 62,000+ titles also include material that we’ve long wanted to offer like Dance in Video, Silent Film in Video, and a well curated selection of international films from Kino on Video, Global Lens, and First Run Features!

Primary resources in the collection include a selection of segments from 60 Minutes — including searchable transcripts — and newsreels including The March of Time and more than 3000 titles from the Universal Newsreel series.

Much of the material includes closed-captioning in English (the same text as the transcript, but viewable in full-screen mode).