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Candid Career Interviews

A neat new addition to the Library’s streaming video collection provides career videos from CandidCareer.com.  Our license with Alexander Street Press Academic Video Online now includes 161 short video interviews “with industry professionals, giving students a realistic view of a particular path from college to career.” The videos cover a wide variety of industries. (Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)CandidCareer.com image


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Update: Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Errors

Last week, several listeners reported buffering problems with Alexander Street Press videos.   Our vendor believes the problem has been fixed.  Some users have reported they can now view their title with no problem.

If you encounter a problem, please do the following: Press the “Esc” key 3 times rapidly and a diagnostic report will pop up, then click on “Refresh session – OK” and wait for a few seconds for the page to refresh and the video to reload. If the problem continues, please email a screen shot of the diagnostic report to library@grcc.edu so librarians can continue to investigate.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused students and faculty.


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New Streaming Video – take a look!

Take a look at these new streaming videos  from Alexander Street Press and Films on Demand.  Faculty will be interested to learn that most already contain closed captioning or a simultaneous transcript as required for use on campus by Academic Governing Council policy.  If that accessibility feature is not yet available, the vendors tell us that it will be in less than a month.    For more resources, see the Multimedia and Image Resources Subject Guide.

Alexander Street Press screenshot

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Streaming videos? We’ve got ’em!

Alexander Street Press logoStreaming videos?  We’ve got ’em – with transcripts! Alexander Street Press (ASP) Academic Video Online  was just upgraded from VAST to Premium level. The Premium level contains everything in VAST  – plus 17,000 additional titles.  ASP provides GRCC with more than 43,000 videos or 20,500+ hours of programming.  But what does this mean for library users?
  1. You’ll see a lot more streaming video results in RaiderSearch; use [Advanced Search] to add your search terms; under Add Limits, choose Material Type: Streaming Videos.
  2. RaiderSearch lets you retrieve a list of videos within specific video collections with a [Title] search for the collection.  (example: Current Affairs in Video).
  3. Faculty can link to ASP titles in Blackboard. See our Linking Subject Guide or contact your liaison librarian for assistance.

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