The "Title Curation" tool empowers you as the admin for your Kanopy platform by allowing you to mediate and exclude titles in your catalog.
To enable access to this tool, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as it requires set-up from our team.
Once enabled, you should see an updated message at the top of your "My Titles" tab with access to the tool:
Curate a Video Title
Using the "Title Curation" tool is simple:
- Search for a film, either by title or Kanopy ID.
- Under "Type of action," select "mediation" or "exclusion."
- Under "Reason for Curation," provide a reason for curating this title.
- Click "Add to Curation List" to load the title into your curation list.
- Finally, click "Validate All Changes" to activate the new title status.
Please note that the last step—clicking "Validate All Changes"—is necessary for your curation changes to take effect. If you still see your titles in the curation list, then you haven't submitted the title curations yet.
Types of Actions
- Mediation: Add this title to be discoverable by your users, but require further approval via the title request form. (See also: What is Mediation?)
- Exclusion: Add this title to be excluded from discoverability and restrict viewing by your users. (See also: What is Exclusion?)
I got the message, "This title is not part of a subscribed package for your library. Please contact email@example.com for assistance." What do I do?
If you see this message, then a title you're attempting to curate is currently not part of a subscribed package for your library. Mediations and exclusions can only apply to titles that are already part of a subscribed package at your library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with one of our dedicated Collection Workflow Consultants; they can assist you with your request.
Do I need to be on a PDA program to use this tool?
No. While this tool is primarily designed to help our Smart PDA customers easily manage individual title access, being on a PDA program is not a prerequisite for using the "Title Curation" tool. The most important aspect of using the tool is that the titles you attempt to curate need to be part of a subscribed content package found under your "Packages" tab.
If you need further assistance with your request, please contact email@example.com to speak with one of our dedicated Collection Workflow Consultants.
What is "Mediation?"
For PDA customers, mediation allows greater control over which titles are watched on your platform. A mediated title will continue to be discoverable by your students and professors, but requires a Title Request to be submitted first for your consideration. It's a powerful way to ensure that only the titles that your professors and students specifically need access to will be available for viewing. For more information, see How do I manage my Title Requests?
What is "Exclusion?"
For PDA customers, exclusion completely restricts title access to a title on your platform. An excluded title will no longer be discoverable by your students and professors, and will block access to the video player. As excluding content can drastically minimize a patron-driven model, we highly recommend you use mediation as a way to control access instead of exclusions. For additional information about exclusions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.