The BBC Literary Adaptations in Video collection was recently added to the Academic Video Online (VAST) database from Alexander Street Press. It includes almost 200 hours of BBC productions of 50+ famous literary works “from Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley.” Click here for a list of titles included in the collection.
Access these and other videos through the database Academic Video Online (VAST) link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results. When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
Alexander Street Press recently added new award-winning documentary content to our premier streaming video database Academic Video Online VAST.
Film Platform titles have been “carefully selected from prestigious film festivals, made by the best filmmakers from around the globe including many OSCAR®-nominated and OSCAR®-shortlisted documentaries.” Titles include: Agnus Dei; The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia; The Hunting Ground; A Place at the Table; Race to Nowhere; and, RGB. There are 180 titles available so far – with more than 200 expected by the end of 2020.
Access these and other videos through the database Academic Video Online VAST link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results. When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so librarians can continue to investigate.
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused students and faculty.
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.
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