We’ve launched a powerful new interface for our online products, and all of our video and audio collections, plus select text resources, are available there now. Collections now available on the new interface are listed in the chart below. All other Alexander Street Press collections will be made available on the new interface on a rolling basis.
Beginning August 14, 2014, all permanent URLs, such as links to clips, playlists, bookmarks, and embed codes, related to the collections listed below will automatically point users to the new interface.
If you’ve placed links in LibGuides or other resources, or your faculty members have embedded links in their LMS or syllabi, they will all redirect to the new interface. All embedded code will continue to function as usual.
The first features are now available, with many more launching over the next academic year.
Here’s what you can experience now:
- Powerful 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.
And here’s what's coming soon:
- 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.
New Interface URL: Available Now
|American History in Video||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ahiv||http://ahiv.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||Launches 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||Launches 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||Launches 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 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||Launches 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||Launches 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|
|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||Launches 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||Launches on new interface|
|Engineering Case Studies Online||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/engv||Launches on new interface|
|Environmental Studies in Video||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/envv||Launches 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|
|Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/fash||Launches 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||Launches on new interface|
|Health and Society in Video||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/hlth||http://hlth.alexanderstreet.com|
|Human Resource Management Online||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/hrmo||Launches on new interface|
|International Business Online||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ibus||Launches on 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||Launches on new interface|
|New World Cinema||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/feat||http://feat.alexanderstreet.com|
|Nursing Assessment in Video||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/nass||Launches on new interface|
|Nursing Assistant Education in Video||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/naev||Launches 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||Launches on new interface|
|Psychological Experiments Online||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pexp||Launches on new interface|
|Public Library Video Online||http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pvst||Launches 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||Launches 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|
Music reference customers
If you have access to any of our music reference collections (Classical Music Reference Library, African American Music Reference, or The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online), these resources remain on the existing platform for the time being. We will alert you when they are available for cross-search with your Alexander Street audio collections on the new interface.
Permalinks and embed codes
Beginning August 14, 2014, even if your pointers use the URLs for the older platform, all URLs will automatically redirect to the new interface and all embedded code will continue to function as it always has, so no action is required on your part.
- Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox 3.0 or higher, and Google Chrome 1.0 or higher.
- Mac OS X: Safari 1.0 or higher, Firefox 3.0 or higher, and Google Chrome 1.0 or higher.
- Flash Video Player
You will not need to delete or reload MARC records. Beginning August 14, 2014, all MARC records for the collections listed above will redirect automatically to the new interface.
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.
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 [at] alexanderstreet [dot] 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 plan to make all of our remaining collections available on this new interface throughout 2014 and 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.
Please contact your account representative directly or email us at support [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com with any questions, suggestions, or comments.