Alexander Street Press Grows Streaming Video Portfolio With Four Debut Collections
ALEXANDER STREET PRESS GROWS STREAMING VIDEO PORTFOLIO WITH FOUR DEBUT COLLECTIONS
Includes Content in Art and Architecture, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Health Care, and Criminal Justice
June 28, 2012 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Alexander Street Press is rapidly expanding its streaming video offerings with four original digital collections. Together, the collections will encompass more than two thousand hours of content in several of the fastest growing disciplines in the arts and social sciences.
Art and Architecture in Video is a dynamic assemblage of documentaries and interviews designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of visual media and enhance their capabilities for critical analysis. The collection spans period and region, and includes historical and theoretical coverage from Renaissance to present day as well as applied topics such as architectural and graphic design.
LGBT Studies in Video is a first-of-its-kind collection featuring award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and s feature films exploring LGBT history and culture. It includes rare works such as Michael, a 1924 silent film recognized as one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in cinematic history. Future releases will include one hundred hours of content from Frameline, a non-profit media arts organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programming currently in existence.
Health and Society in Video shines a light on many of the twenty-first century’s most pressing health issues—from pediatric AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease to the Obama administration’s health care plan and organ donation—and examines their societal impact from diverse and highly personal perspectives. The collection helps bridge the gap between science and public understanding, and offers fundamental insight for cross-disciplinary programs that examine the nature of human interaction with the world.
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video transports viewers to the front lines to learn skills and techniques firsthand from justice and public safety professionals. Through a series of documentaries, training videos, and interviews, law enforcement and corrections personal, first responders, and victims’ advocates guide students through key theoretical principles and their practical applications. The collection currently features more than ninety hours of content from In the Line of Duty, a world leader in reality-based online video training for law enforcement series, with more to come in future releases.
Alexander Street Press’ collections are fully indexed and searchable to allow users to easily identify the information most relevant and meaningful to their course of study. Qualified faculty and library staff may request a trial and pricing information by emailing sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.
About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections and video for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our products are available to libraries and educational institutions worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. Learn more at http://www.alexanderstreet.com.
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