Alexander Street Press Videos (Gibson)
As of January 2017, Alexander Street Press is no longer distributed by Gibson. This resource page will no longer be updated. Please see the Alexander Street Press resource page associated with the new Canadian distributor, ProQuest, for details.
From the producer:
Discover curated video collections across many disciplines, such as history, health sciences, music, feature film, anthropology, business, and more.
Alexander Street Press provides the Ontario college libraries with discounted subscription prices for many video collections; please see the offer page in ERMA for details.
Alexander Street Press began migrating their content to a new platform in 2014. Read the producer's FAQ for more details. By this time (June 2017), all ASP video collections have been migrated to the new platform. About the new platform, from the producer:
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 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 | July 2016 on the vendor's 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.)