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Informit EduTV reaches over 40,000 programs

Informit EduTV users now have access to over 40,000 programs.

Informit EduTV provides content across a range of learning areas, and programs include documentaries, drama and series. These come from free-to-air and pay TV channels such as The History Channel, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge and Discovery.

RMIT Training Production Director, Michael Keating, commented on the milestone, saying this reflected EduTV as a must-have resource for Australian tertiary institutions.

“We are excited to be offering our customers even more educational videos and resources to enhance the learning experience,” he said. 

“Informit EduTV was created in response to customer requests for more interactive content which could engage students differently and enhance the teaching and learning process beyond the use of traditional textbook content. 

“The product is continuously evolving as we work with our customers and partners to refine the service and improve the functionality.” 

Since its launch in 2013, the educational media product has grown year on year, with 100 new programs added each week and program coverage available from 2006 onwards.

Since 2016, Informit has created approximately 2000 hours of closed captioning to previously non-captioned media content to improve equal access to this material for the customer research and teaching community.

MARC records will also be available later this year. MARC (MAchine Readable Catalogue format) records allow subscribers to manage their EduTV content through their own catalogue listing, improving discoverability. 

Informit EduTV is IP authenticated providing easy access for users from subscribing institutions. Users can instantly stream content anywhere with an internet connection. Other features include easy searching, program classification by subject area, clip creation and sharing functionality. 

With no hardware or administration costs and all-inclusive access, it is 100% compatible across mobile, desktop, tablet and TV. 

Informit EduTV is an essential resource for teaching and learning, and anyone with a ScreenRights broadcasting licence can subscribe. Click here to find out more about a free trial.

Informit is a business unit of RMIT Training, a company owned by RMIT University. Informit provides access to unique specialist content through its collection of over 100 databases. Its products—Collections and Media—contain content sourced from publishers, associations and peak professional bodies as well as international authors. 

From its head office in Melbourne, Australia, Informit works with library consortia, associations and agents to help users advance their research through access to peer-reviewed and specialist journals, monographs, reports, conference papers and bibliographic indexes, collated with a focus on regional perspectives and otherwise hard-to-find research. 

Visit www.informit.org for more information.