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Caribbean Literature – Trial ended 17 April, 2012

Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries, presented in the original languages (English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creoles). Also includes dictionaries of the Creoles spoken in these countries.

Please send additional comments to Tim Shipe.

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South and Southeast Asian Literature – Trial ended 17 April 2012

South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas, focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras.

Please send additional comments to Tim Shipe.

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Classical Scores Library: Volumes I & II – Trial ended March 31, 2012

Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores.

Please send additional comments to Ruthann McTyre.

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Education in Video – Trial ended December 3, 2011

Education in Video is the first online collection of searchable, streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.  This first release contains 118 titles comprising 77 hours of video footage.  One time purchase cost:  $31,500

Highlights of this release include:

  • Primary source video from respected providers showing teachers in classrooms using research-based teaching techniques with students.
  • Video content that explores fundamental educational theories, including foundational research experiments better understood when seen rather than explained in a book.
  • Teaching guides and other supplemental materials are included with the videos (as PDFs on the video page) when they are available from the publisher.
  • Specialized browses such as “Educational Topics” to focus in on key educational topics and “Educators and Experts” to find particular speakers in videos.
  • Limit searches by grade level allows you to zero in on a particular student population.
  • Plus all of the Alexander Street Press video features – scrolling, synchronous transcripts, the ability to make annotated clips and playlists, and semantic indexing.

Please send additional comments to Dottie Persson.

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Women and Social Movements International – Trial ended March 6, 2011

Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. We will be adding regularly to the database to bring it to its final complement of 150,000 pages of documents.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.

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World History in Video – Trial ended January 9, 2011

World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

Please send additional comments to Edward Miner.

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Underground and Independent Comics – Trial ended January 8, 2011

NB: This is the second round for this trial.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Martincik.
 

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Underground and Independent Comics – Trial ended July 7, 2010

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Martincik.

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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection – Trial ended May 26

Libraries purchased.

The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers, for the first time online, more than 300 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays – which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries – are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.

Please send additional comments to Tim Shipe.

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Ethnographic Video Online – Trial ended May 4, 2010

Libraries purchased.

Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

Please send additional comments to Chris Africa.