The Library has just set up trial access to the Media Education Foundation (MEF) digital films service provided via Kanopy streaming service. You can access this on the Databases trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials
MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. From films about the commercialization of childhood and the subtle, yet widespread, effects of pornography, pop-cultural misogyny and sexism, to titles that deal with the devastating effects of rapacious consumerism and the wars for oil that it drives.
The Library has access to the platform tailored for European rights which includes 138 videos. There are a small number of films currently not available on the European platform.
Access to the MEF during the trial period is available on-campus or if working off-campus you must be using the VPN to connect to the University network. Trial access is available until 24th April 2014 and we would welcome feedback on the service.
*As of September 2014 the Library now has a 1-year subscription to this online resource. See New Online Resource for SPS: Education Media Foundation digital films.*