Australia and New Zealand
Alexander Street brings together the skills of traditional publishing, librarianship, and software development to create quality electronic resources. Currently offering text, audio and video collections in Australasian studies, music, counseling, allied health, business, the sciences, history, anthropology, religion, women's studies, nursing, literature and the arts. Alexander Street Press is committed to creating collections of global relevance, and partners with the local library community to do so.
Alexander Street works directly with libraries and also through consortia including CAUL for University Libraries, EPIC for New Zealand Public Libraries and NSW.Net for New South Wales Public Libraries.
We are expanding our Australian, New Zealand and Pacific content across all our collections and creating new collections focused on the content you need – so have a look around and tell us what you think, if you have suggestions we’d love to hear them!
- The complete works of Dennis O’Rourke to be added to Ethnographic Video Online, Volume III: Indigenous Voices
- Stunning new content now live from New Zealand and the Pacific in Ethnographic Video Online, Volume III: Indigenous Voices – including 10 hours of new content documenting Māori art and culture, Māori ways of knowing, and New Zealand history from a Māori perspective, as well as material from Hawai’i, Guam, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and other communities. Watch the award winning Kuma Hina now!
- Social Media and Marketing Support Packs are now ready for download!
- There is still time to purchase rights to the Documentary Educational Resources content, don’t miss out!
We would love your feedback and input, as always, so if you have ideas or suggestions please do let us know. mmorison [at] astreetpress [dot] com (Email Milly) with your comments and feedback.
Social Media Support and Promotions!
Good news! The Social Media and Marketing Support packs are now ready for download. The complete set is now available for Counseling, Business, Health Sciences and Australasian Studies!! Additional content and collections will be added as they are completed and you will be notified in the newsletter – so if you’re not signed up for updates, you can do so sholleron [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com (subject: Registration%20for%20Newsletter%20and%20Updates) (here). Feel free to download using the links below.
All completed webinars are now available for download from the links below in the calendar.
We will be hosting a series of webinars throughout 2015 to help you navigate our interface, learn about our collections and how they can be integrated into the classroom, but we need your help to make sure the content of these webinars is addressing the areas that you want covered.
Best Practice User Guides
Our implementation project is well underway. We are building out the collective knowledge and creating the promised best-practice guides. Once completed we will be hosting a series of webinars to help you understand our results and so that we can help in whatever way we can to make integrating our content into your services as seamless as possible.
This year Alexander Street in ANZ will be trying something new. We are running Featured Discipline Months – each month will be a new discipline in the highlights, with a new selection of top collections, news and reviews, discipline focused webinars for faculty and staff, trivia prize draws, special offers and other fun stuff.
MARCH – History and Politics
Webinar Date: Tuesday 31st March
APRIL – Health Sciences
Webinar Date: Thursday 30th April
MAY – Business
Webinar Date: 26th May
JUNE – Sociology and Cultural Studies
Webinar Date: 30th June
JULY – Film and Literature
Webinar Date: 29th July
AUGUST – Science and Engineering
Webinar Date: 25th August
SEPTEMBER – Education and Social Sciences
Webinar Date: 29th September
OCTOBER - Music and Dance
Webinar Date: 26th October
NOVEMBER - Functionality Open Webinar/Conversation
Tell us what you want to learn!
This month’s webinar will be entirely dedicated to what you want to know. If there are any questions or points you would like us to elaborate on that have arisen over the year, let us know and we’ll have an open conversation.
Featuring content from around Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, East Timor and the Pacific, Australasian Video Online draws together short film and documentary as well as reality and popular TV material. This collection will contain over 500 hours of indigenous and non-indigenous film at completion, with over 600 titles live upon release. This collection will be the seminal Australasian Video collection, complete with course materials and additional content - an absolute must have for every educational and public library across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Offering a rare look inside the cultures of Oceania through the lens of the people who live there, this collection offers more than 300 hours of documentaries, shorts, and narrative feature films. It explores the stories, dances, art, history and contemporary issues of Indigenous Australians, Maoris and Pacific Islanders from their perspectives and through their voices, including rare archival footage from Samoa that documents ancient traditional rituals, some recorded on film for the first time. In addition, the collection includes 200+ hours of indigenous content from other continents. This collection will feature native people discussing issues as far ranging as the continuing impact of colonialism on their societies to the impending doom climate change brings to their islands.
Optimizing the study of literature by uniting nearly a century of quintessential literary works into one expansive online resource, Australasian Literature Online delivers more than 120,000 pages of poetry and fiction that capture the vibrancy of Australasia. The collection has been curated with a strong focus on Indigenous Australians, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and female voices. Designed with academic audiences in mind, Australasian Literature Online pairs primary-source literature with supplementary materials—including author interviews, documentaries, scholarly writings, and other related multimedia. Australasian Literature Online will grow to include the literary works of writers from Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Rotuma, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, and more.
This collection is perfect for the new Australian Curriculum with content that spans the core areas and matches with texts being taught in English classrooms; making this collection essential for all levels of Education teaching as well as Literature and Australasian studies.
Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the 19th century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, the collection shares the voices of the time and fosters an enhanced understanding of the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.
Asian Film Online is a multi-part online streaming video collection of more than 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries, and shorts. With Asian voices addressing Asian issues, and through works selected by Asian film experts, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights. Its themes—such as modernity, globalization, national identity, female agency, inequalities in opportunity amid social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity—are central to any meaningful discussion of Asian culture.
Volume I: features more than 600 hours of film from across the region. More than 75 percent of these titles stream exclusively in Asian Film Online, and more than 60 percent are award winners. Twenty-four countries are represented, with a strong concentration on China, India, Iran, South Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Volume II: delivers 500 additional hours of film along with 5,000 pages of text focused on the featured films and filmmakers. The second volume features works from 70 countries across Asia, including more in-depth coverage of Turkey, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.
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