Through April 30, 2013, Alexander Street Press is offering MCLS members free trial access to VAST: Academic Video Online, Nursing Education in Video, and a brand-new Counseling Package. To log in, visit alexanderstreet.com/mclsgateway2013
and use password #MCLSgateway2013
. There you will also receive access to several additional New and Featured video, text, and music collections from Alexander Street. Overviews of the three main trial collections are below. For pricing, subscriptions, or other questions, contact us at email@example.com
VAST: Academic Video Online
VAST: Academic Video Online is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, bringing together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips) and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes thousands of award-winning films from dozens of producers and distributors. VAST is designed to bring the highest-quality video content to the broadest range of subject areas. Whether you need early twentieth-century newsreels for your history department, contemporaneous field recordings of previously undocumented cultures for anthropology coursework, or just-released documentaries exploring current events in political science, you’ll find high-quality and relevant content quickly and easily.
Dozens of the most interesting and vital producers and distributors have contributed content to VAST, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Psychotherapy.net, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more. Titles in VAST are carefully selected to meet departmental needs and include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. To learn more, check out the video below or visit Alexander Street's VAST page.
Nursing Education in Video
Nursing Education in Video gives faculty and students anywhere-anytime streaming access to Medcom-Trainex’s highly-regarded library of fundamental and advanced nurse training programs. Widely used in nursing courses and hospitals, Medcom videos have won more than 50 major awards for excellence and deliver all of the search power and advanced functionality that libraries expect from Alexander Street’s video collections.
Subject areas and sample titles in Nursing Education in Video include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Basic Clinical Skills
- Infection Control
- Legal Aspects of Nursing
- Long Term Care
- Medication Administration
- Nursing Assistant Skills
- Obstetrical Nursing
- Surgical Care
- Wound Care
Additional details are available at Alexander Street's Nursing Education in Video page
Alexander Street Press has just released a new Counseling Package that gives MCLS members access to all five Counseling collections for up to 45% off list price! This package offers more than 2,000 hours of video and 84,000 pages of text material. The full suite of counseling materials features therapy session videos and transcripts, client narratives, interviews, presentations, and more to support teaching and research in counseling and related disciplines. Package components include:
- Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I, II, and III: Available together or individually, these volumes contain hundreds of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.
- The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy: Presentations featuring studies, trends, techniques, and outcomes are added to the collection the same year they occur, so students and professors can watch as if they were in attendance, without the cost of travel or conference fees.
- Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works: is a landmark database containing more than 2,000 transcripts of actual therapy sessions—almost 40,000 pages of first-person accounts, together with 25,000 pages of major reference works. There are diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs along with the full text of the sessions themselves.