Introducing Smart PDA from Kanopy

The demand for streaming video is on the rise, and it’s here to stay. Professors have incorporated streaming video into their lectures and curricula and there is a growing demand among students for films of all types. This trend continues to present challenges for budget-strapped libraries who want to make streaming video widely available but generally can’t afford to offer films for use beyond the classroom.

Enter Smart PDA, an industry first created by Kanopy that profiles, curates, and recommends participating libraries a custom catalog based on campus usage trends and curricula. The program has proven to control spending and has lead to overall lower cost-per-use for all beta participants. In fact, schools love the program so much that we’ve had a 100% renewal date for the program as of Q3 2021. 

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    About Kanopy

    Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give patrons, students, and faculty free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy, including from iconic film companies such as A24, Criterion Collection, Paramount, PBS, and Kino Lorber, are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android along with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, and Roku. For more information, please visit