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Vithèque offers three types of membership:
This free membership type allows you to:
- View a selection of more than 50 videos free of charge
- View free programmes that are renewed every three months
- Rent (stream) or buy (download) titles from the menu
Audiovisual Professionals (curators, programmers and buyers)
This free membership type offers:
- Free streaming of all videos listed on the site.
Please note that professional status is subject to verification.
Institutions (universities, CEGEPs and libraries)
This membership type is subject to an annual fee. It offers:
- Free streaming of all videos listed on the site for users who are registered with the institution
- Access to all textual content
- MARC records for all works
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There are several ways to explore the collection of videos and publications:
- Use the simple or advanced search engine by entering an artist’s name, a title or a keyword, or a combination of criteria
- View programmes put together by specialists according to a theme, an artist, or a period
- Browse new releases, lists by category (video art, animation, documentary, etc), index of artists and titles.
You can organize and manage your search results according to your needs:
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- Sort your results in alphabetical order according to title or author or by year
- Export your search results in pdf format
- Choose a grid or list format to navigate your search results
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