ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 13, 2011—Starting today, libraries with access to Alexander Street Press video collections can cross-search all of them in one place, with the new Academic Video Online platform. The new video cross-search tool is free to users of Alexander Street video.
"The new Academic Video Online cross-search will change the way people use academic video in teaching and learning," said Eileen Lawrence, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Academic Video Online integrates all the features within individual Alexander Street video collections—synchronized scrolling transcripts; tools to make clips and playlists; the ability to search a transcript while watching and to jump forward and backward to your search hits; permanent URLs for all videos, clips and playlists; and much more. Users also can now explore dozens of disciplines in a single search.
Alexander Street offers streaming video covering the performing arts, nursing, counseling therapy, business and economics, science, art and architecture, music, and other areas. There are more than 10,000 video titles within Academic Video Online right now, with videos continually added. By 2013, Academic Video Online will offer more than 22,000 titles.
"We're building a virtual city of video," said Stephen Rhind-Tutt, president of Alexander Street. "We're teaching a generation of visual learners who have declared video their format of choice, and Academic Video Online gives both educators and learners the tools to make the most of this medium."
Libraries can buy or subscribe to individual video collections. They can subscribe to VAST, a package of 21 discipline collections, the best value. Or they can subscribe to streaming single titles through the Academic Video Store. Discipline collections, single titles, or the VAST package – or any combination – will all now be accessible and cross-searchable through the new, free Academic Video Online platform.
More information on Academic Video Online, VAST, or individual video collections can be found at http://alexanderstreet.com/products/video.htm. Qualified faculty and library staff may request a trial and pricing information for VAST or any individual video collections by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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