Alexander Street Press EBA Model Expands into Sweden
(Stockholm, Sweden) — Stockholm University has become the first institution in Sweden to join Alexander Street Press’s pilot program for evidence-based acquisition (EBA) of video resources.
For a full year, authorized users at Stockholm University Library will have unlimited access to Alexander Street’s complete suite of streaming video content, which includes over 40,000 titles. At the end of this 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 am pleased that Stockholm University is our first EBA customer in Sweden, and look forward to supporting them with this new venture for video,” said Rachel Zillig, Europe sales manager at Alexander Street Press. “After a very successful trial period and with the help of our local distributor WizeNordic, the organization saw strong demand for video across all disciplines. The EBA agreement demonstrates Stockholm University’s commitment to assist faculty in teaching and learning, and to enhancing the student experience.”
This latest EBA agreement follows the launch of EBA programs at other institutions around the world in countries including the UK, US, Australia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
“The information landscape across various media resources and library services—which our students, teachers, and researchers need—is changing all the time,” said Sabina Anderberg, head of the Department of Media Acquisition at Stockholm University. “In order to address these changes, we are continuously working to improve and adapt our services. Although audiovisual material in itself is not a new format, it is a new teaching format within the academy to complement the traditional media resources used in research, teaching and learning.”
Ms. Anderberg said the Alexander Street EBA trial has become very popular in a short time and has received favorable reviews from academic staff that use the material in teaching. “The business model of EBA is in line with our focus on demand-driven models,” adds Anderberg.
Evidence-based acquisition options from Alexander Street Press 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. Learn more about evidence-based acquisition.
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Contact for Media Inquiries/Reviewer Access:
Rachel Zillig, European Sales Manager
Alexander Street Press
Business & Technology Centre
Stevenage, SG1 2DX
Tel: +44 (07714) 854855
rzillig [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com