United Kingdom and Ireland

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.

Latest news

Press Release

Alexander Street Press launches evidence-based acquisition with Dundee University

We are delighted that Dundee University are the first academic institution internationally to adopt this exciting new model, and we are very keen to work with them throughout the year ahead on this exciting initiative.News of Dundee’s involvement has sparked much excitement around the UK and globally (as far afield as Australia), so we know that the world is watching with interest! We are also pleased to report that another UK institution signed recently and will communicate news of this more widely soon.

Video at Alexander Street: Alexander Street Press host successful Academic Video session in London, Institute of Physics

Alexander Street Press recently held a meeting for UK-based librarians and faculty to discuss the use of video for academic teaching and research. The session covered: the place of video within the academy; online tools to help faculty use video for their courses; video licensing; and business models. It was a well-received event, and follow up details will be available shortly. In the meantime, please find the presentations included below. As a result of the success, we are planning further events around the UK for later in the year, so watch this space!

Teachers TV – a component of our Education in Video collection – is available free of charge in perpetuity, and with added transcripts, usage statistics and MARC records (coming soon)

We are delighted to say that over 3,500 Teachers TV titles are available via the Alexander Street Press platform free of charge in perpetuity for all educational institutions in the UK and Ireland. To access the collection, please visit http://edtv.alexanderstreet.com and you are ready to use within your institution. Again, the academic library community has responded well to this initiative. To add value and to aid resource discovery, we will be adding transcripts to the existing collection, and will be making MARC records available. In addition, we have set the collection up for the main HE academic institutions to receive usage statistics. Institutions keen to top up their collection in this area can upgrade to the fuller collection of resources in Education in Video.

Forthcoming news

Alexander Street Press is set to release the BFI’s Mitchell and Kenyon silent films from September 2013. Following an agreement with the BFI, over 300 titles will be available for institutions as a three-year stream or perpetual access and will be available on the Academic Video Store platform. If you would like title lists and/or advance pricing, please contact sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.

Please see the main Alexander Street Press site for forthcoming new titles in Engineering, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science among many others.

Featured Products

Academic Video Store

The Academic Video Store offers educators and librarians an easy one-stop shop for educational video needs—simply select the titles you want, add them to your shopping cart, and pay with a credit card.

VAST: Academic Video Online

VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. Currently at 16,000 full-length titles and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes thousands of award-winning films from dozens of producers and distributors. VAST brings core video content to your undergraduate and graduate departments and will become an integral part of the curriculum in virtually every department.

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Music Online: Premium

Music Online: Premium is the ideal way to provide unlimited users with the most content at the greatest savings. Music Online: Premium is a money-saving package that includes access to the following 13 collections in one cross-searchable interface.

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World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966

World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966 lets today’s students and historians see what those audiences saw and more, by delivering more than 500 hours of newsreel content instantly to any computer or mobile device.

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Global Business and Economics in Video

Global Business and Economics in Video addresses the complex nature of the discipline by delivering 500 hours of real-life documentaries, interviews, and case studies focused on the human side of business and economics.

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Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all*.

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Dental Education in Video

Dental Education in Video is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to more than 300 high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators.

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February 21, 2013
Watch Dr. Temple Grandin at the Alexander Street Press Customer Appreciation Breakfast during ALA Midwinter Seattle.
December 13, 2012
If you’ll be in Seattle for ALA Midwinter, please join Alexander Street Press for our customer appreciation breakfast...
August 15, 2012
President of Alexander Street Press, Stephen Rhind-Tutt, gives a presentation on the future of electronic publishing and interactive digital technologies...

Sales and Distributor Information




Adam Gardner
General Manager, Europe
Email: agardner [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com

Gareth Bish
Sales Manager – UK and Ireland
Email: gbish [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com


Manisha Kothari
Customer Services Manager, International
Email: mkothari [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com