Try the VAST Video Collection from Alexander Street Press here for free

The VAST package is Alexander Street’s premiere collection of video content, offering videos in the following 21 individual discipline collections:

Viewing the videos requires no special software, no downloads, and no user manual ‚ all you need is a Web browser and a broadband connection. Videos are accompanied by synchronized, scrolling transcripts, and there are rich clip-making and playlist functions, along with an embeddable video player for integration into course management systems. All educational on-site and remote access permissions are included in the license terms, too.

And you can try the VAST Collection now for free — just go to: and use these log-ins to access the free trial:

Username: eviews
Password: academicvideo

And enjoy this trial till November 19, 2011. My thanks to Audrey DeGregorio of ASP for setting this trial up.

More as it happens, clip by clip, frame by frame (sort of),

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.