Alexander Street Announces Giveaway of 52 One-Year Subscriptions to Online Collection American History in Video—One to a Library in Each State | Alexander Street

Alexander Street Announces Giveaway of 52 One-Year Subscriptions to Online Collection American History in Video—One to a Library in Each State

July 12, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, July 12, 2009—At the American Library Association Meeting held in Chicago, today, electronic publisher Alexander Street announced the award of 52 one-year subscriptions to American History in Video, an online collection of newsreels and documentaries designed to meet the needs of American history instructors and researchers. Free subscriptions are being given to university, K-12, and public libraries in each of the 50 states (plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands) in exchange for those libraries’ participation in Alexander Street’s 50-State-Plus Advisory Group.

Says Alexander Street president Stephen Rhind-Tutt, “The 50-State Giveaway is part of our response to the economic downturn—a way to support U.S. libraries during a particularly difficult period. It’s also a way for us to learn more about our customers and their patrons—to make sure we’re doing everything we can to support libraries long-term.”

Libraries selected to be part of the advisory group, Rhind-Tutt noted, will be given a lot of marketing support during the free year. And they’ll be asked to provide feedback. “We’re looking for solid, actionable knowledge about what works when libraries and publishers work together to drive usage.” Rhind-Tutt added that Alexander Street will publish the results of their effort in 2010 so that all libraries can benefit.

Advisory Group award members each receive a free, one-year subscription to American History in Video, a growing online collection containing thousands of titles. Videos in the collection include documentaries from leading providers including The History Channel®, PBS, California Newsreel, and Bullfrog Films; newsreels from United Newsreel and Universal News; and other public affairs and historical film footage, including, for example, the Longines Chronoscope series of kinescopes. The collection features a wide range of unique technical features that make the collection particularly useful for research and teaching, including synchronized, scrolling transcripts that run alongside each video; the ability to create clips and save them in playlists that can be annotated and shared institution-wide or with all users. Playlists can include content not only from American History in Video but from anywhere on the Web, making it easy for instructors to align playlists with their syllabi and course management systems.

The list of libraries receiving awards under the Alexander Street 50-State-Plus Advisory Group is attached.

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About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections in the humanities and social sciences. Since its beginnings in 2000, Alexander Street has developed a reputation for uniquely powerful search capabilities powered by Alexander Street’s Semantic Indexing™ and for offering content not available anywhere else. Alexander Street collections are available to library and educational institutions via annual subscription or outright purchase of perpetual rights.

The list of 52 libraries to which awards have been made is attached. To be considered, libraries submitted entries on the publisher’s Web site.

Learn more about American History in Video at http://www.alexanderstreet.com/products/ahiv.htm or by browsing the collection for free at http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com. Note that you will not be prompted for login credentials until you try to access search or browse results.

Reviewers, media contacts, libraries, and university faculty may request reviewer access to the collection by emailing Meg Keller at mkeller [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com or phoning 703-212-8520 x116 for a username and password.

Contact Details
Meg Keller, Director of Marketing
Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-212-8520 x 116
202-641-7819 (mobile)
mkeller [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com

The following libraries have been awarded one-year, no-cost subscriptions to American History in Video. Named libraries agree to participate on the Alexander Street 50-State-Plus Advisory Group. For more information, visit http://www.alexanderstreet.com.

State

Awarded Library

Alabama

University of North Alabama Collier Library

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage

Arizona

Paradise Valley Community College Library

Arkansas

Saline County Library

California

Occidental College

Colorado

Pueblo City-County Library District

Connecticut

Norwalk Community College Library

Delaware

Wilmington University Library

Florida

Manatee County Public Library

Georgia

Waycross College Library

Hawaii

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Idaho

Ada Community Library

Illinois

Oak Park Public Library

Indiana

Earlham College

Iowa

Indian Hills Community College

Kansas

Shawnee Mission School District - Indian Creek Technology Ctr

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University Steely Library

Louisiana

University of New Orleans - Earl K. Long Library

Maine

Northern Maine Community College

Maryland

Goucher College Library

Massachusetts

Lawrence Academy

Michigan

Albion College Library

Minnesota

Gustavus Adolphus College

Mississippi

Central Mississippi Regional Library System

Missouri

Kansas City Public Library

Montana

University of Great Falls

Nebraska

Hastings College Perkins Library

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

New Hampshire

Plymouth State University - Lamson Library

New Jersey

William Paterson University, Cheng Library

New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College Library

New York

Brooklyn College

North Carolina

Cumberland County Public Library

North Dakota

Mayville State University, Byrnes-Quanbeck Library

Ohio

Otterbein College

Oklahoma

Langston University Libraries

Oregon

Blue Mountain Community College Library

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Brown University Library

South Carolina

SC Gov School for the Arts and Humanities

South Dakota

South Dakota State University, Hilton M. Briggs Library

Tennessee

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Texas

LeTourneau University, Margaret Estes Library

Utah

Utah Valley University Library

Vermont

Middlebury College Library

Virginia

Christopher Newport University

Washington

Pacific Lutheran University

West Virginia

American Military University

Wisconsin

Stoughton High School Library

Wyoming

Laramie County Community Collge, Ludden Library

District of Columbia

McKinley Technology High School

The US Virgin Islands

Division of Libraries, Archives and Museum

 

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