Alexander Street Press Evidence-Based Acquisition Expands into Denmark
Alexander Street continues the expansion of its evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model in the Nordics, with The State & University Library Aarhus coming on board as its first customer in Denmark.
The agreement will commence in 2015, when the library will begin receiving unlimited access to Alexander Street’s complete suite of streaming video content, which includes over 40,000 titles, with more added annually. At the end of their access period, university staff will use Alexander Street's COUNTER-compliant statistics and customer usage reports—including details down to the title level—to select which videos they’d like own in perpetuity.
“I’m delighted to welcome Aarhus as our latest customer for EBA in the Nordics,” said Rachel Zillig, sales manager for Europe at Alexander Street Press. “We have already seen a growing demand for video in this region, working closely with our local distributor WizeNordic to promote the benefits of this format in the academy. Aarhus has recognized the value of this new business model in acquiring video to support the audio visual needs of today’s students and also provide faculty with relevant content. To have such a prestigious institution adopt this EBA model demonstrates the growing acceptance of video in teaching and learning.”
Lilian Madsen, head of processes at The State & University Library, Aarhus says, “Evidence-based solutions allow us to be more targeted in our purchases. Alexander Street Press’s EBA will allow us to access the full EBA collection and then purchase the titles that are in most demand with our users. Audio visual material is a new agenda for us, but students want us to provide a more and more varied range of resources. EBA means our purchases will be focused on supplying students and staff of the university with the material they want. I’m looking forward to see how this new material will be received by our users.”
This latest EBA agreement follows the adoption of the EBA program at other institutions across the world in areas including the UK, Sweden, the US, Australia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
Evidence-based acquisition options are available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide. All videos feature Alexander Street’s trademark functionality, including semantic indexing, synchronized transcripts, free MARC records, and more. For more information visit the FAQ page.
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