Massive database of online video premieres for public libraries

 (29 January 2013, Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street Press continues to grow and diversify its portfolio with the launch of a new online video database conceived exclusively for public libraries and their patrons.

Public Library Video Online features more than 11,000 of the titles most relevant to today’s public library users, with 5,000 additional titles coming in spring of 2014. In addition to top-notch films chosen from Alexander Street’s existing discipline collections in history, current affairs, performing arts, science, and others, this rapidly-growing collection delivers cooking tutorials, craft demonstrations, travel documentaries, and more to meet the needs of the community’s lifelong learners.

Content in the collection comes from more than 500 world-class partners, including A&E, BBC, the History Channel, PBS, Universal Pictures Company, and others that viewers already know and trust. Public Library Video Online also includes more than 3,000 exclusive titles that can’t be found anywhere else.

All content is delivered on Alexander Street Press’s cutting-edge online platform, which features dozens of powerful tools and features, including:

  • Access for unlimited simultaneous users
  • Synchronous scrolling transcripts alongside each video
  • Tools for creating and sharing film clips and playlists
  • Coming soon! A deluxe admin portal that provides detailed usage statistics
  • In-depth semantic indexing, so patrons can search and discover new titles with ease

“Public libraries have their own unique set of goals and challenges, and it’s important to provide resources that are crafted with this culture in mind,” said Jordan White, product manager and lead editor for Public Library Video Online. “Regardless of whether patrons want to conduct research, learn a new hobby, or simply be entertained, this collection will satisfy those diverse needs.”

Public Library Video Online is available to public libraries worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet browser. For more information or to request a trial or price quote, email

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