Too Faced

26 Jun 19
The Malik Report

The Detroit Red Wings’ prospects spent Tuesday generating data and working on shooting drills; Wednesday yielded a massive change-up as split squads of defensemen and then forwards worked with one of two skill development experts. Team Lindsay, which includes players like Taro Hirose (for part of the day, at least), Gustav Lindstrom and Jesper Eliasson, […]

26 Jun 19
Citizen Harrison

Waking up today felt like Christmas. For a political enthusiast, it is. Today is the day! The first democratic presidential primary debate will be LIVE starting at 9pm (EST). There is so much going on in this world. The wars, and will-be wars, rage on. Now that we are on the brink of war with […]

26 Jun 19
IndieWire
Eight years ago, on-demand streaming video platform Kanopy radically changed the educational market for video. Whereas institutions used to pay a premium — sometimes 10 times the consumer cost — to purchase DVDs, many universities began putting their dollars toward offering students access to the Kanopy website and app, where they can stream nearly 20,000 titles. In 2017, Kanopy did something even more radical: It made an aggressive push to get into public libraries. This used a pay-per-view pricing model, not unlike an iTunes rental: Local libraries paid $2 each time a patron watched a video for at least 30 seconds. As libraries across the country signed up, Kanopy and its offerings grew. Last year, Kanopy’s monthly active membership increased by 250 percent, while the library added another 6,000 titles to include the libraries of A24 and Frederick Wiseman, along with a 100 classics from Paramount’s vault and a film-school-friendly portion of the Criterion Collection. This artfully curated “free” alternative to Netflix seemed too good to be true; now, according to the New York Public Library, it is exactly that. This week Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan libraries announced that as of July 1, its members would no longer enjoy Kanopy access. Faced with a growing Kanopy bill that was significantly higher than had been projected for the 2019 fiscal year, NYPL had had enough. “Considering that only about 25,000 of our 2 million cardholders use Kanopy, we decided that our limited funding is better utilized purchasing other materials, including books and e-books,” wrote a NYPL spokesperson who represented the Manhattan branches. “Simply put, over the long run this is not a sustainable model for public libraries.” The core issue will be familiar to anyone who followed the MoviePass trajectory: As awareness and positive experiences with the Kanopy service multiply, the resulting demand drives up libraries’ costs. “I’m not concerned, we have conversations with libraries all the time,” said Kanopy CEO and founder Olivia Humphrey said in an interview. “If anything, it’s often the opposite conversation, where libraries are very pleased with the number of users signing up and the activity and the quality of the content. So I’m not concerned. It’s really down to libraries working out what their members want and that’s something only libraries and their members can know.” The New York Public Library Humphrey said Kanopy is valued for its ability to attract new members with a popular resource. According to Kanopy, with the exception of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, all other public library clients currently still have “active accounts.” Humphrey added that she does recognize the need to supply public institutions with a level of cost certainty to manage annual budgets. Toward that end, Kanopy has begun rolling out a “capped” program that uses forecasting models and algorithmic equations to estimate a library’s projected annual costs, which the company than guarantees. “It’s important for us to get our forecasts right, which is why we’ve been doing extensive piloting,” said Humphrey. “If we get it wrong, we’ll take the risk.” Meaning if a library goes over its yearly projection, Kanopy will pay the contents’ rights holders its 55 percent cut and not charge the institution for the overage. “One thing we have never done and will never do is discount the artist or filmmaker, which I’m proud of, so our capped model is a very realistic forecast, because we are incentivized to get it right.” Kanopy said it did offer NYPL a capped model plan, but the two sides remained extremely far apart. IndieWire has learned that Kanopy insisted on a guaranteed minimum that was many multiples higher than New York was willing to spend. “The Library worked with Kanopy to find a solution that would allow us to responsibly continue offering this streaming service to New Yorkers,” wrote the NYPL spokesperson. “All options were taken into consideration, but at this time, we simply cannot find a sustainable model.” Many libraries have also expressed a lack of faith in Kanopy’s projection modeling, which significantly missed the mark in predicting NYPL’s Kanopy bill. Kanopy has countered that with two years of data, its projections have vastly improved. It remains to be seen if the growing popularity, and commensurate costs, of Kanopy will force other public libraries to follow NYPL’s lead. On the academic side, 60 percent of the Kanopy content streams for free, but after a certain number of streams a substantial annual licensing fee kicks in for each title. At $100-$150 each, the costs have forced some universities to drop or curtail its use of Kanopy. While Humphrey understands the need for cost certainty, she also believes this growth in usage is exactly why Kanopy has become so valuable to institutions. The demand model allows libraries to spend money on the videos its community actually watches. It’s growth she is determined to see fuel new acquisitions and the continued improvement to Kanopy’s wide variety of offerings. It’s growth that will also cost more, leaving the very open question of if libraries will continue to support it.
26 Jun 19
Site Title

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26 Jun 19
Newsy Today

The summer of 2009 was as hot as the one on us. In a small room on San Roque Street, in the Malasaa neighborhood, Miguel del Arco rehearsed The function to be done, a version that he himself and his partner Aitor Tejada had written from Six characters in search of an author, by Pirandello. […]

26 Jun 19
An Idiot Broad Abroad

As we bid farewell to young Tomithy in Girona this morn (he has now returned to the land of tea and crumpets), we prepared for our own journey back to Barcelona. Immediately upon arrival my parents and I pounded the pavement to visit what seemed like every bike shop in Barcelona. Eventually, the perfect bike […]

26 Jun 19
BOOK//KENDRA

       Summary: In 1987, Dean Winchester was eight years-old, and his little brother Sam Winchester, known as Sammy, was four years-old. Their father, John Winchester, had been hunting monsters for a few years since the death of their mother, and a mysterious hunt takes him away from the boys for a few days. […]

26 Jun 19
A. K. Nandy's

Before she faced the camera for Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed Panga, Richa Chadha underwent intense training in kabaddi under the supervision of state level player Sayali Nagwekar.Interestingly, the actor did not have to look too far when it came to picking up the Bihari accent for the sports drama. Chadha, who plays a rising kabaddi player […]

26 Jun 19
Coaching Youth Football Tips, Talk, and Plays

The new Spread Offense Playbook for Youth Football by Coach Parker is The Wildcat Multi Spread Offense, A Running Spread Offense for Youth Football. Running focused, but has 40% pass plays too. This is a great youth football playbook for experienced little league football teams 8U to 16U. Buy it now for $29.99.  Use coupon […]

26 Jun 19
News Directory

Competition area of ​​the biggest video games is never set, and the most recognized gamer in the world, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, will not exist – as a competitor at least. From July 26th to 28th, the Fortnite World Cup will be held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City with $ 30 million on […]

26 Jun 19
CauseACTION Clarion

Everyone else wants the names of the FBI officials who approved the unprecedented law enforcement dragnet against low-level Trump aides in the middle of a presidential campaign. I want the names of the staffers at the Republican National Committee who prepared Trump’s “backgrounders” on potential hires for the new administration. (I’m not interested in finding […]

26 Jun 19
Just Reviews

  Would you want to be able to read the minds and thoughts of people? What is you could get into the minds of millions, store their memories, know where they have been and be able to interface with their pasts and presents? Would you want this kind of power? What if you could stop […]

26 Jun 19
Collection of Self-Reflections

Trigger Warning: this post deals with homophobia and some controversial views of religion. Read at your own discretion. Religion is and has been a complicated subject for me to reflect upon. I’ve heard many stories of how religion saved others and has made people feel at peace with themselves, and I wish I could say […]