From spring 2017 through fall 2018, the University Library provided open access to all 60,000+ videos in the Kanopy collection. The purchase on demand (Patron Driven Acquisition - PDA) model included automatic licensing of any title surpassing a use threshold, resulting in ever-increasing costs as the videos became more and more popular. (Increased use meant constantly increasing costs to an extremely unsustainable level, and this was repeated at campuses around the CSU system.) In spring 2019, Stanislaus State (along with most CSU campuses) switched to a pre-purchase model, which meant only those Kanopy titles actually selected by faculty and librarians were purchased and accessible to the Stan State community on the Kanopy platform.
For fall 2019, the University Library added a subscription to the Academic Video Online (AVON) collection of 67,000 videos, providing unlimited access for a fixed, single annual subscription cost. Existing Kanopy licenses are still valid until their expiration. For titles or topics that are not covered appropriately by the content in AVON, instructors can request renewal of expiring licenses (or purchases of new licenses) from Kanopy or other vendors.
Some general comparisons of the three largest academic video providers: