Live & On-Demand Webinars | Alexander Street

Live & On-Demand Webinars

Promote Critical Thinking & Make Courses More Engaging (and Affordable!)

Recorded Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Join us for a special online event this fall designed especially for academic faculty by a panel of experts from across ProQuest and Ex Libris. 

Closing the Gap Between Open Access and Subscription Content

Recorded Thursday, September 28, 2017

With the growth of open access, a schism between open and paid resources has arisen in academic publishing. This division is counter-productive to finding and accessing the most relevant resources for research. To close the gap, publishers, libraries and archives are working together to explore new methods of integrating open access and for-fee content that will enable scholars and students to have a comprehensive view of their disciplines. This webinar will explore two case studies of open access initiatives, Anthropology Commons and the Open Music Library, that are taking innovative approaches to publishing content that will offer integrated research and discovery experiences.

From Video Usage to Engagement to Impact: Charging Ahead

Recorded Thursday, April 6, 2017

In October 2016 Alexander Street began a conversation with the community of librarians about our plans to create an admin portal that offered much more than usage data. Our goal was to move beyond usage and even engagement measures, such as referring URLs and playlist creation, and begin to tackle the toughest questions around impact: Why did the viewer watch the video? How did the viewer value the content? Join us on April 6th as we present Alexander Street's recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek the community of librarians further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.

How Does the Past Inform Today? Key Primary Source Collections for Research in Social Movements

Recorded March 28, 2017

How have social movements taken shape? What was accomplished? How does the past inform today’s events? Primary source collections foster critical thinking skills to help students address these types of questions.

In this live webinar, you’ll hear from collection curators on how their primary sources come together, how they are used in research and teaching, and their impact on research outcomes.

A special focus on the cross-section of the women’s movement and the Black Freedom movement spotlights unique and award-winning resources, including videos, newspapers, books, articles and dissertations.


ACRL/Choice Webinars: From Video Usage to Engagement to Impact—The Next Frontier in Video Metrics

Recorded October 2016

When data-driven video acquisition models were first introduced, video providers offered a slew of useful data to libraries about its usage. Metrics included number of playbacks, searches, hours of video consumed, and more.

Over time, additional measures of engagement provided even greater insight. How many video playlists were created? How many times was a piece of content shared on social media or embedded into a learning management system (LMS)?

As we look to the future, providers must offer measures of not just usage and engagement, but of impact. Did students learn? Did faculty improve the course experience? Cost per use and return on investment capture an important but incomplete story. Our mission is to develop meaningful measures of impact for faculty and students engaging with video in the learning and research process.

Join us for a look at the past, present, and future of video metrics, and get a sneak peek at what the future holds. You’ll discover:

  • Case studies of how your peers use metrics to analyze video currently
  • The effect of mobile devices on video use, and
  • How new on-screen measurement tools can inform learning outcomes

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Subscription-to-Own Vs. PDA: A Closer Look at Video Acquisition Models in 2016

Recorded April 2016

How can two of the most innovative acquisition models for video bring the greatest value, access, and cost predictability to your library? The answer is, "Very well, thank you!" Take an in-depth look at the fundamentals between Patron-driven Acquisition (PDA) and the twist in library video, the Subscription-to-Own hybrid.

As a librarian, what should you know about each model separately and how should they work together to deliver maximum value to your patrons? We'll review the unique attributes of each model, including annual costs, relevant metrics, title selection, the user experience, perpetual ownership rights, and more.

We'll also share case studies of libraries using these models, and you'll discover how your peers are using them to:

  • Provide the broadest access to content

  • Use data in context to inform decision-making

  • Maintain some hands-on control while allowing for flexibility over the selection process

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EBA vs. PDA: Examining Demand-driven Models for Acquiring Video

Recorded October 2015

Join us for an in-depth look at Evidence-based Acquisition (EBA) versus Patron-driven Acquisition (PDA) for streaming video. What are the pros and cons of each? When would a library choose one or the other versus other acquisitionmodels?

We'll share specific case studies of libraries using each, and you'll discover how your peers are using demand-driven acquisition models to:

  • Provide broad access to video,
  • Deliver relevant content to patrons, and
  • Achieve a positive return on investment.

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