Monday, October 17, 2011

Big Streaming Video Trial

VAST

VAST is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search. VAST is growing steadily and will include access to 20,000 videos in 2013.

Access VAST at http://video.alexanderstreet.com from any Butler computer, or through the library tab on Pipeline (Trials).

Some of the ways to search within VAST include:

From the home screen, keyword search across all the videos
On the home screen, check specific subject areas and then search
Go to the Advanced Search screen and use more fields to narrow your search. Use "select terms" if you want to see the thesaurus-controlled terms valid for a field.

In the Advanced Search screen, you can go to the "Specialized Collections" tab. Select a particular collection to search (e.g., Opera in Video) to bring up exactly the search fields relevant to that collection.

Your access is activated effective today and will expire on November 17, 2011

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