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ALEXANDER STREET PRESS LAUNCHES TWO NEW COLLECTIONS

Highly anticipated collections in anthropology and music expand existing resources by many thousands of pages
 

ALEXANDRIA, VA, JANUARY 4, 2011—Alexander Street Press announces the launch of two highly anticipated collections: Classical Scores Library: Volume II, the first online score collection for libraries composed mostly of in-copyright classical scores from major composers; and Anthropology Online, a comprehensive resource that at completion will contain more than 100,000 pages of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs and contemporary studies from major archives around the world—many previously unpublished.

Classical Scores Library: Volume II complements and expands on the critically acclaimed Classical Scores Library with a focus on major composers not represented in the first collection; new contemporary scores by major living composers around the world; and critical editions of compositions that are lesser known but often studied. Items that are typically unavailable in print in library collections are now available online for viewing and study—including scores of many self-published composers. The collection includes composers such as Michael Tippett, Hugo Wolf, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Gabriel Faure, Maurice Ravel and many others.

Classical Scores Library: Volume II is a comprehensive resource, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and more, all available in fast-loading JPG format. Users can access full scores, go directly to individual movements, zoom in to examine specific measures and tempo markings, and print scores for personal or class study and notation. As part of Alexander Street’s Music Online suite of music reference and listening collections, Classical Scores Library: Volume II can be cross searched with other Music Online collections from a single interface.

Anthropology Online brings together works ranging from the 19th century to the present day, covering all areas of the discipline, with a special focus given to outside the developed world. Including areas such as cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, applied anthropology, archeology, and urban anthropology, this collection is the full-text equivalent to Alexander Street’s ethnographic video database, Ethnographic Video Online.

As such, Anthropology Online is cross-searchable with Ethnographic Video Online, providing users with the unique ability to both read about and watch human behavior specific to their research needs; and the collection’s deep indexing allows searching by geographical region, cultural or kinship group, anthropological subjects and more. Key anthropologists represented in the collection include Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Claude Levi-Strauss, Clifford Geertz, A.R. Radcliffe-Brown, David MacDougall and others.

“With the launch of these collections, we have met our goal of expanding our music and anthropology offerings with additional content related to two well used products, an expansion requested by many of our customers,” said Eileen Lawrence, vice president of sales and marketing. “Anthropology Online is the full text partner to Ethnographic Video Online; Classical Scores Library: Volume II extends its predecessor, and at the same time each collection can stand on its own. Thoughtfully curated and semantically indexed, these collections are must haves for libraries catering to programs in music, anthropology, geography, world studies, and related areas.”

More information about Classical Scores Library: Volume II can be found at http://alexanderstreet.com/products/shm2.htm; more information about Anthropology Online can be found at http://alexanderstreet.com/products/anto.htm. Qualified faculty and library staff may request a trial and pricing information by emailing sales@alexanderstreet.com.
 

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About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our products are available to libraries and educational institutions worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. Learn more at http://alexanderstreet.com.


Contact for Media Inquiries/ Reviewer Access:
Audrey DeGregorio
Marketing Communications Associate

Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-212-8520
adegregorio@astreetpress.com
http://alexanderstreet.com

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