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Arizona University Library Consortium joins Alexander Street’s pilot program for evidence-based acquisition of video resources -

The Arizona University Library Consortium has become the first library group in North America to join Alexander Street's pilot program for evidence-based acquisition (EBA) of video resources.

The Arizona University Library Consortium comprises the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona State University. For a full year, authorised users at these institutions will have unlimited access to Alexander Street's complete suite of streaming video content, which includes 28,000 titles, with more than 1,000 added annually. At the end of the access year, library administrators will use Alexander Street's COUNTER-compliant statistics and customer usage reports - including details down to the title level - to select which videos they'd like own in perpetuity. The library is not obligated to purchase the most-viewed titles; it can instead use usage metrics as evidence to inform the decision on what to incorporate into the permanent collection.

The Arizona University Library Consortium's deal follows agreements from George Mason University in the United States, The University of Dundee and Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, The University of New South Wales and The University of Queensland in Australia, and The University of Malaya in Malaysia.

Evidence-based acquisition options are available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide. All videos feature Alexander Street's trademark functionality, including semantic indexing, synchronised transcripts, free MARC records, and more.

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