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Alexander Street's Five New Online Collections

Alexander Street To Launch Five New Online Collections Before End of Year; New Online Collections Include Streaming Video, Scores, Primary Materials for Scholars and Students

ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 6, 2011—Electronic publisher Alexander Street Press today announced plans to publish five new online collections for scholars and students in the final quarter of 2011. Said Alexander Street publisher Stephen Rhind-Tutt, “It’s a big year for us in terms of new product launches, both in our traditional areas of primary materials and music education, and now in video. We’ve got hundreds of top video production and distribution companies as well as individual filmmakers licensing thousands and thousands of hours of content to us for our Academic Video Online, platform, and we’re thrilled to be able to make all of this video content more accessible to faculty, students, and the general public through their libraries."

Nursing Education in Video, an online collection of streaming video for the training and professional development of nurses and nursing assistants, is the result of a partnership with Medcom-Trainex, one of the largest providers of nursing education video programs worldwide. As a single, cross-searchable collection, Nursing Education in Video will cover the fundamentals of nurse training as well as advanced topics. With 300 full-length titles at launch, the collection will grow by roughly 30 titles each year and will be updated regularly to ensure regulatory compliance and currency relative to best practices.

Classical Music in Video will include 1,500 full-length video titles. Performances include every form of classical music, from orchestral works performed by leading orchestras, to chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances. The collection will also include interviews with master teachers from around the world and hundreds of masterclasses captured on video—including the complete, award-winning Masterclass Media Foundation series.

Classical Scores Library: Volume II will include 200,000 pages focusing on in-copyright material from major living contemporary composers around the world as well as many works not represented in Alexander Street’s very popular first volume of scores. Targeted composers slated for inclusion include Michael Tippett, Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Charles Ives, Andrew Schultz, Moya Henderson, Nicholas Vines, Giovanni Sammartini, Michael Haydn, Carl Orff, and many others.

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over. Cross-searchable with Alexander Street’s Ethnographic Video Online, Anthropology Online provides sociologists, anthropologists, cultural historians, and others with complete works of the key practitioners and theorists alike throughout the discipline.

The final release slated for 2011 is Australian and New Zealand Letters and Diaries, a Semantically Indexed, full-text collection of more than 150,000 pages. This e-resource tells the stories of immigrants as they migrated to the new world that was Australia and New Zealand between 1788 and 1922.

The publisher offers a Sneak Peek program: anyone interested may register to get a username and password at launch, good for 48 hours of free access to the new collections. Qualified libraries, universities, scholars, and faculty members may request an additional month of institution-wide free trial access by emailing sales@alexanderstreet.com

About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections 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://alexanderstreet.com.

Contact: Meg Keller, Director of Marketing Communucations, Alexander Street Press, 703-212-8520 x 116 / 202-441-8930, mkeller@alexanderstreet.com