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Criterion Collection Coming Soon to Alexander Street Press

March 27, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson PBS Video Collection(ALEXANDRIA, VA) –Three hundred celebrated films from the Criterion Collection will launch this spring in a high-definition streaming collection from Alexander Street Press.
The Criterion Collection includes 300 of the most influential films of the 20th century from one of cinema’s most respected distributors. This optimized online learning database covers the history of cinema from early silent films through to the end of the century and features great works from directors including:

  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Federico Fellini
  • John Ford
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Albert Maysles
  • Francois Truffaut
  • Orson Welles

Alexander Street Press is the only publisher that makes these acclaimed films available in high-definition on a deluxe learning interface. Dozens of advanced features that encourage in-depth exploration of these important materials include:

  • HD-quality Video that lets you stream films at up to 2.5 mbps
  • Synchronized scrolling transcripts alongside every title
  • Semantic facet indexing that makes it a breeze to discover new content of interest
  • Cross-searchable interface that makes films available directly alongside related multimedia content—including film scripts, silent films, and global feature films—from Alexander Street’s five other film studies collections
  • Shareable playlists—add your favorite films and clips into an online playlist, then easily share the link, or slide it into a syllabus or LMS

“Criterion films are must-haves for every library collection. Few cinematic works come close to these in quality or cultural significance,” says Will Whalen, vice president of licensing at Alexander Street Press. “We’re proud of the ways in which our interface enables users to engage with this content even further, fostering much deeper levels of scholarship than you’d get from a DVD or standard viewing platform."

The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street Press will be available in full and in smaller micro-collections to academic, public, and school libraries via one- or three-year subscription.  For more information or to request a trial or price quote, email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.


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