January 27, 2022

Another Academic Library Signs Agreement To Utilize Alexander St. Press Evidence-Based Acquisition Model

Note: Alexander St. Press first announced an evidence-based acquisition model for their streaming video content/databases in July when they signed a deal to utilize this program with the University of Dundee in Scotland. Alexander St. Press is the first company to offer this type of model.

Now, today’s news and info about evidenced-based acquisition.

Alexander Street Press has forged an agreement with England’s Leeds Metropolitan University, establishing the publisher as a key resource for metrics-driven curation of library materials.

[Our emphasis] Effective immediately, patrons of Leeds Metropolitan’s library will have unlimited access to Alexander Street Press’s complete suite of academic video titles—more than 23,000 titles—for one full year. At the conclusion of this period, university staff will use Alexander Street’s detailed metrics to evaluate the most-viewed titles and select those they’d like to incorporate into their permanent collection.

This agreement follows an inaugural deal made with Dundee University, and will further pave the way for libraries worldwide to add the most highly sought-after content to their library collections in a precise, cost-effective way.

Learn More About: Evidence-based Acquisition for Streaming Video at Alexander Street Press

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.