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Press Release: ProQuest [March 27, 2019]

New Alexander Street video interface dramatically improves searching and viewing experience

Ann Arbor, MI -- March 26, 2019. A cinematic visual experience, intuitive design, innovative search, and recommendation capabilities are now available to faculty and students who use video on ProQuest's Alexander Street platform.

Today, ProQuest announced the launch of a new interface for its Alexander Street streaming video products, including Academic Video Online, the world's largest academically focused streaming video collection. The new interface is simpler and faster with a continued focus on content and features for the academic market – including on-screen transcripts, clip-making abilities and single-sign-on technology for seamless use with learning management systems.

"Streaming video is an essential resource for education, and users have extremely high expectations when it comes to the performance of their video products," said David Parker, Senior Director of Product Management at ProQuest. "We've worked closely with customers to create the best video interface available. Video is a major priority for ProQuest – we'll continue to make investments to the experience on our Alexander Street platform, as well as on the ProQuest platform with the ProQuest One Academic product."

"It's a pleasure to work with a vendor who seeks real input from users on the front lines," said Rebecca Oling, Associate Librarian at Purchase College, State University of New York. "ProQuest has done this with their new interface, and it is much improved. It has a cleaner look with a more immersive experience and faster results."

During a multi-month "dual access" period, customers will have the option to try out the new experience and become familiar with its features and benefits. In mid-2019, all video-only collections will automatically redirect to the new interface.

Preview the new video interface: https://video.alexanderstreet.com

About ProQuest

ProQuest supports the important work in the world's research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world's largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.

Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street, and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest Connect and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


Summary: A cinematic visual experience, intuitive design, innovative search, and recommendation capabilities are now available to faculty and students who use video on ProQuest’s Alexander Street platform. ProQuest announced the launch of a new interface for its Alexander Street streaming video products, including Academic Video Online, the world’s largest academically focused streaming video collection. The new interface is simpler and faster with a continued focus on content and features for the academic market – including on-screen transcripts, clip-making abilities and single-sign-on technology for seamless use with learning management systems.
Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:March 27, 2019
Publisher:ProQuest
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Company: ProQuest
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/24178

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