Australia and New Zealand

Alexander Street Press brings together the skills of traditional publishing, librarianship, and software development to create quality electronic resources. Currently offering collections in music, counseling, history, anthropology, religion, women's studies, nursing, literature and the arts, with a growing collection of online video databases making the offerings ever more multidisciplinary. Upcoming areas include allied health, business, and the sciences. Alexander Street Press is committed to creating collections of global relevance, and partners with the local library community to do so.

Alexander Street Press 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!


New Interface for VAST: Academic Video Online and Music Online. Click here to learn more.

New Platform Functionality and Interface Design Webinars!

NOVEMBER Tuesday 4th and Friday 7th at 10am (NSW and Vic.), Midday (NZ), 9.30am (South Australia), 9am (QLD), 7am (Western Australia)

This new webinar series will teach you how the different features work, how to clip videos, annotate text, create playlists, embed links into LMS, and use the search functions to find specific content. We also want your feedback on the ease of use and the features you would like to see and give you the tools to talk to faculty and students who need help in this area. Sign up now by emailing mmorison [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com and register your attendance!


Featured Products

Australasian Video Online

Coming Soon

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.


Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices

New Release

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.

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Australasian Literature Online

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.

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Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901

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.

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Asian Film Online Series

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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Sales and Distributor Information

Julie Stevens



Julie Stevens
General Manager, Asia Pacific and Middle East
Email: jstevens [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com



Milly Morison
Sales Executive, ANZ
Contact Milly with questions on product information, trial requests and marketing materials.
Email: mmorison [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com



Sean Holleron
Account Manager, ANZ
Contact Sean for technical support and questions about renewals.
Email: Sholleron [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com