More than 1500 English titles
More than 1100 French titles
Approximately 135 foreign language films with English subtitles
More than 100 documentary features
Subtitles and/or Closed Captioned titles when available
Access via IP authentication including off-campus access
Unlimited 24-7 access
In order to play films on browsers other than Chrome, the user must have the Silverlight browser plug-in installed. This is a DRM system which is designed to prevent mis-use of the digital content. Silverlight is free and takes only a few minutes to download and install. Silverlight is compatible with a wide variety of operating systems and browsers including:
Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 4+
Windows 7+, Mac 10.5+
Public message : May 2015 ... The NFB has partnered with Canada Screens http://canadascreens.ca/faq - many Canadian films have been added to the NFB platform on a pay-per-view basis (meaning 48 hour rental).
User documentation : http://www.nfb.ca/about/important-notices/#nfb-campus
Frontier Life captures the experiences of people living on the edge of European settlement across the frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials, it documents the relationships and interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples, and the results of these encounters: the creation of new states and trade networks, internal migration, and the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples.
Time period covered 1650 - 1920.