Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost.
Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
According to a recent ProQuest survey, video experienced the most dramatic increase in popularity among researchers of all content types. In 2015, only 39% of respondents were using video in their research. In 2017, use climbed to 71%, confirming the anecdotal evidence we’ve all seen. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
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Academic Video Online includes every kind of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
Academic Video Online covers many disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:
* Please Note: Titles counts are subject to change. Territory restrictions apply. Individual videos may be accounted for in multiple categories in order to accurately represent the disciplines they support. Browse for more discipline search options.
At the end of each subscription term, your entire subscription cost is automatically applied towards owning perpetual rights to your choice of videos. Most films offer this option, and you can utilize an entire year of usage data to make selections. The longer you subscribe, the more titles you own. All title selections must be completed by 12/31 of the calendar year of your renewal.
Free to Academic Video Online subscribing libraries. Upload an unlimited amount of locally produced streaming content, or content you've licensed from other vendors, and make it visible to anyone you specify. Librarians set permissions, add metadata for discoverability, and permanently link content to their catalogs. Learn more.
The collection represents content from over 800 leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers. Some of the top names include:
Major exclusive partnerships include 60 MINUTES and Microtraining Associates. In addition, we provide thousands of titles from producers like the Healthy Learning, Now You Know Media and Danish Radio that are unique to Alexander Street.
In addition to the breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:
Academic Video Online contains a full suite of library tools including:
Meet the video advisory board that contributes its expertise to the development of our high quality video collections.
The case for acquiring Academic Video Online is compelling. First, annual costs are predictable. Just as important, the company’s Build-by-Choice approach means that “at the end of each subscription term, your entire subscription cost is automatically applied towards owning perpetual rights to your choice of video titles,” with that year’s usage data informing the selection process. The longer an institution subscribes, the more titles it will own outright.Library Journal, October 2017
Academic Video Online provides a vast database of film and video clips from documentary, newsreel, entertainment, and television sources. The range of material is broad and deep... The thematic range and temporal span make the collection relevant to many disciplines, courses, and student levels.Joseph E. Taylor, III, Dept. of History, Simon Fraser University American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Looking for individual titles requested by faculty takes time and is often unsuccessful. We needed a comprehensive video resource that we could market to the whole university.Victoria Koger, Collection Management Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University
Academic Video Online—with its massive library of more than 62,446 titles running nearly 30,000 hours—matches well with the conventional liberal arts curriculum....The case for acquiring Academic Video Online is compelling.Library Journal