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search.alexanderstreet.com Interface FAQ

The Alexander Street interface is a powerful learning and research platform for our video and audio collections, and select text resources. Collections now available on the our updated interface are listed in the chart below. Other Alexander Street collections will be made available on our new interface on a rolling basis.

All permanent URLs, such as links to clips, playlists, bookmarks, and embed codes, related to the collections listed that appeared on previous versions of our platform automatically point to the new and enhanced platform.

Powerful features include:

  • Faceted browsing capabilities: Browse content with “smart facets” that change as you search, allowing you quickly to find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s as if the interface knows what you’re asking.
  • A new video player and toolbar that lets you bookmark your place in a video and choose between multiple layouts; and bit-rate streaming that automatically adjusts to the highest quality file the user’s bandwidth can support. This is all in addition to the functionality you expect from Alexander Street video: thumbnails, visual table of contents, and clip and playlist creation.
  • A waveform view on our audio player pages that lets you view the music being played and create, annotate, and share audio clips.
  • Discipline- and genre-based landing pages with featured content and editorially-curated playlists.
  • The ability to translate every page, liner note, and transcript into dozens of languages using Google Translate.
  • Tools for exporting citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA formats.
  • Most content within the video products displays alongside searchable, scrolling transcripts.

Features coming soon include:

  • Outbound discovery—your Alexander Street content will link out to select Internet archives, greatly expanding the content available to your users at no charge, and all semantically indexed to make it cross-searchable with the other Alexander Street content.
  • Fully text-searchable liner notes displayed along select albums.
  • And more. See a full list of current and forthcoming functionality here.

Collections on the new interface

Collection

New Interface URL: Available Now

Old URL

African American Music Reference http://search.alexanderstreet.com/aamr http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com
American History in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ahiv http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com
American Song http://search.alexanderstreet.com/amso http://amso.alexanderstreet.com
Anthropology Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/anto http://anto.alexanderstreet.com
Art and Architecture in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/artv http://artv.alexanderstreet.com
Asian Film Online: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/asiv http://asiapacificfilms.com
Asian Film Online: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/asv2 Launched on new interface
Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection http://search.alexanderstreet.com/radr http://radr.alexanderstreet.com
Australasian Literature Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/auli Launched on new interface
Black Studies in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/blsv http://blsv.alexanderstreet.com
Business E-books Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/bizp Launched on new interface
Business Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/busv http://busv.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Music in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/clmv http://clmv.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Music Library http://search.alexanderstreet.com/clmu http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Music Reference Library http://search.alexanderstreet.com/bakr http://bakr.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Scores Library: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/shmu http://shmu.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Scores Library: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/shm2 http://shm2.alexanderstreet.com
Classical Scores Library: Volume III http://search.alexanderstreet.com/shm3 Launched on new interface
Contemporary World Music http://search.alexanderstreet.com/womu http://womu.alexanderstreet.com
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ctrn Launched on new interface
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ctiv http://ctiv.alexanderstreet.com
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ctv2 http://ctv2.alexanderstreet.com
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ctv3 http://ctv3.alexanderstreet.com
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/lawv http://lawv.alexanderstreet.com
The Criterion Collection http://search.alexanderstreet.com/crit
Launched on new interface
Current Affairs in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/curv http://curv.alexanderstreet.com
Dance in Video: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/daiv http://daiv.alexanderstreet.com
Dance in Video: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/dav2 Launched on new interface
Dental Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/dntl http://dntl.alexanderstreet.com
Education in Video: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ediv http://ediv.alexanderstreet.com
Education in Video: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/edv2 Launched on new interface
Engineering Case Studies Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/engv Launched on new interface
Environmental Studies in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/envv Launched on new interface
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/anth http://anth.alexanderstreet.com
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ant2 http://ant2.alexanderstreet.com
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ant3 Launchedon new interface
Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library http://search.alexanderstreet.com/fash Launched on new interface
Filmakers Library Online: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/flon http://flon.alexanderstreet.com
Filmakers Library Online: Volume II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/flon http://flon.alexanderstreet.com
Filmakers Library Online: Volume III http://search.alexanderstreet.com/flon Launched on new interface
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music http://search.alexanderstreet.com/glnd http://glnd.alexanderstreet.com
Health and Society in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/hlth http://hlth.alexanderstreet.com
Human Resource Management Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/hrmo Launched on new interface
Human Rights Studies Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/huri
Launched on new interface
International Business Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ibus Launchedon new interface
Jazz Music Library http://search.alexanderstreet.com/jazz http://jazz.alexanderstreet.com
LGBT Studies in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltv http://gltv.alexanderstreet.com
LGBT Thought and Culture http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltc http://gltc.alexanderstreet.com
The March of Time™ http://search.alexanderstreet.com/moto http://moto.alexanderstreet.com
Meet the Press http://search.alexanderstreet.com/meet Launched on new interface
New World Cinema http://search.alexanderstreet.com/feat http://feat.alexanderstreet.com
Nursing Assessment in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/nass Launched on new interface
Nursing Assistant Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/naev Launched on new interface
Nursing Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/mcom http://mcom.alexanderstreet.com
Opera in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/opiv http://opiv.alexanderstreet.com
The PBS Video Collection http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pbsv Launched on new interface
Psychological Experiments Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pexp Launched on new interface
Public Library Video Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pvst Launched on new interface
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/rtiv http://rtiv.alexanderstreet.com
Silent Film Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/silf http://silf.alexanderstreet.com
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries http://search.alexanderstreet.com/glmu http://glmu.alexanderstreet.com
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/spex http://spex.alexanderstreet.com
Theatre in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ativ http://ativ.alexanderstreet.com
VAST: Academic Video Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/vast http://vast.alexanderstreet.com
Veterinary Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/vets Launched on new interface
The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy http://search.alexanderstreet.com/cjiv http://cjiv.alexanderstreet.com
World History in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/whiv http://whiv.alexanderstreet.com
World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966 http://search.alexanderstreet.com/wnrv http://wnrv.alexanderstreet.com

Permalinks and embed codes

As of August 2014, even if your pointers use the URLs for the older platform, all URLs automatically redirect to the new interface.

System requirements

MARC records

You will not need to delete or reload MARC records. All MARC records for the collections listed above redirect automatically to the new interface.

Discovery services

If you use Primo, EDS, Summon, or WorldCat discovery services, all URLs have been updated to direct users to the new interface.

Playlists and clips

On the new interface, you can continue to access the clips and playlists you created on the old interface. Simply login to your account on the new site, using your existing login credentials. If you have bookmarked or embedded a link to a playlist or clip, the link will automatically redirect to the clip or playlist on the new interface.

Usage statistics

We now offer a new usage stats portal to obtain your institution’s usage information of collections on our new interface. This portal offers many benefits, including COUNTER-compliant reports (v.4), SUSHI-enabled reports, and customized reports you can export by title, subject, and collection.

To access the new stats portal visit http://admin.alexanderstreet.com.

If you already have an account on the previous stats website, you may use those log-in credentials on this site.

If you need to create an account on the new portal, please contact us at support@alexanderstreet.com.

You may continue to view stats for the “old” interface only at http://stats.alexanderstreet.com.

Usage statistics legend

For terms and definitions related to the NEW stats portal, please see Appendix A of the COUNTER Code of Practice for eResources.

When will this interface be available for my other Alexander Street collections?

We will continue to make our remaining collections available on the updated interface throughout 2015. We’re rolling them out on an iterative basis to allow us to respond quickly to customer needs. When we make those migrations, we’ll always provide at least a several-month window to allow you time to become comfortable with the new features.

Questions?

Please contact your account representative directly or email us at support@alexanderstreet.com with any questions, suggestions, or comments.