Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, history, music, film, and more. More than half of the titles can be found only at Alexander Street. The massive breadth of content in Academic Video Online: Premium makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
Academic Video Online: Premium now includes the new “AVON-to-Own” feature, where subscribing libraries receive perpetual rights to videos they select at the end of each annual term. Libraries with subscriptions beginning January 1, 2016 are eligible. The number of videos per year is commensurate with the amount of the subscription, and libraries can utilize an entire year of usage data to support their selections. The longer a library subscribes, the more titles it can keep.
Subscribing libraries also receive the Video Commons media uploading and hosting service at no charge. Libraries can post an unlimited amount of locally-produced content, as well as licensed content, and make it visible to individual faculty members, the entire institution, or to anyone in the world. Librarians set permissions at the title level and can permanently link content to their catalogs.
With industry firsts like the new “AVON-to-Own” perpetual rights feature and the Video Commons media uploading and hosting service, Academic Video Online: Premium is an unbeatable value.
The collection represents content from over 1,500 leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers. Some of the top names include:
Major exclusive partnerships include Insight Media and Microtraining Associates. In addition, we provide thousands of titles from producers like the BBC and Danish Radio that are unique to Alexander Street.
Academic Video Online: Premium includes every kind of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
Academic Video Online: Premium covers all disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:
For each of these subject areas, we offer:
In addition to the breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online: Premium offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:
Academic Video Online: Premium contains a full suite of library tools including:
Meet the video advisory board that contributes its expertise to the development of our high quality video collections.
Watch a webinar entitled, "Subscription-to-Own Vs. PDA: A Closer Look at New Acquisition Video Models in 2016" featuring Academic Video Online: Premium.
Academic Video Online: Premium provides a vast database of film and video clips from documentary, newsreel, entertainment, and television sources. The range of material is broad and deep... The thematic range and temporal span make the collection relevant to many disciplines, courses, and student levels.Joseph E. Taylor, III, Dept. of History, Simon Fraser University American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)