Alexander Street Press (ProQuest)
ProQuest took over distribution of Alexander Street Press products from Gibson Library Connections in January 2017.
From the producer:
Discover curated video collections across many disciplines, such as history, health sciences, music, feature film, anthropology, business, and more.
Please see the Alexander Street Press website for information about the various collections available.
There are four Music Online collections available.
From the vendor: "the most comprehensive and highest quality streaming audio collection to support the teaching and research of music. It currently provides academic libraries with streaming access to over 10 million tracks, and is growing monthly as new recordings are added."
Content types: audio.
From the vendor: "Perfect for scholars and faculty of music composition, the Music Online: Reference delivers some of the most acclaimed music text content from the world’s best publishers, together in one place."
This collection includes the African American and Classical Music reference libraries, which used to be available independently, as well as the Classical Scores Library (volume 1) and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, which still are available independently.
Content types: audio, full-text.
Classical Scores Library
From the vendor: "a reliable and authoritative source for scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery of lesser-known contemporary works. Score study is an essential part of music education. From conducting and performance to theory, composition, and music history—music students and faculty need access to a score library that addresses their diverse needs."
There are four volumes of the Classical Scores Library which can be purchased or subscribed to separately.
Content types: full-text.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
From the vendor: "the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music."
Content types: audio, full-text.
Alexander Street Press
Although ProQuest may consider migrating this content to their own platform eventually, for now and for the foreseable future they will enable access on Alexander Street Press' own platform.
From the producer, about the platform:
Synchronous, searchable scrolling transcripts: Scan or keyword-search the full text of each video. Click any spot in the transcript to jump straight to that segment of the video. Many videos feature on-screen transcripts. *
Shareable playlists: Add all of your favorite films and clips into an online playlist. Then easily share the link, post to social, or embed seamlessly into any syllabus or LMS.
Clip-maker: Make a video clip with a single click. Drag the red and green time flags to set the start and end points of your clip, or use the time stamp tool to mark where you want your clip to start and end. [Watch the producer's video tutorial for details.]
JAWS compatibility: JAWS is the most widely-used screen reader software in the world. It provides speech and Braille outputs of website content to help those with visual impairments navigate through what they cannot see.
Permanent links: Pull a permalink to provide direct access to a particular video and slide it right into a syllabus or LMS.
* Note that, when new content is added, there may be approximately two months' delay time before transcripts are available.
Title lists are available for download from each of the product pages on the vendor's website; visit their Product A-Z page to find the indivdual product pages.
When titles have to be removed due to licensing issues between the vendor and the producer, they are removed on a bi-yearly basis (in July and December). For details about the latest title removal, see Title Removal List on the vendor's website.
As of June 2017, the Alexander Street Discovery and MARC Records page is no longer being maintained. Records can now be accessed via the Alexander Street Admin Portal. If you require assistance, please contact the producer's tech support directly, which is listed on the vendor page in ERMA in the Vendors directory, or review these resources from the producer:
MARC Records FAQ (page on the Alexander Street website)
How to Access MARC Records (PDF on the Alexander Street website)
Stats Portal: http://admin.alexanderstreet.com.
Login using your individual credentials. (If you had an account on the old stats website, your credentials should be the same on the new Portal.) If you do not have an account or are experiencing access issues, please contact the producer's tech support (see the vendor directory in ERMA for contact details).
(Stats for the old platform can be accessed at http://stats.alexanderstreet.com.)