Wikipedia:Alexander Street

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Alexander Street Press is an electronic academic database publisher. Its "Academic Video Online" collection includes videos in a range of subject areas, including news programs (notably shows like 60 Minutes), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. The Academic Video Online: Premium collection would be useful for researching topics related to science, history, music and dance, anthropology, business, counseling and therapy, news, nursing, drama, and more. For more details see their website.

There are up to 30 free one-year accounts available to Wikipedians through this partnership.

Requirements

  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia or on your home wiki linked from your application; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 6 months old
  • You have a minimum of 500 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You do not already have access to this resource through another library or institution
  • You have made at least 10 edits to Wikimedia projects in the last month
  • You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia

If you don't quite meet the experience requirements but think you would still be a strong candidate for access, feel free to apply and you may be considered

Expectations

Approved editors may

  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content;
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content;
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content;

Approved editors will not

  • Share their account logins or passwords with others, or sell their access to other parties
  • Mass scrape or mass download Alexander Street content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose.
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles.
  • Violate any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Alexander Street website they are accessing.

Private and confidential information

  • By applying to the Program, you understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, The Wikipedia Library, and Alexander Street. Wikipedia Library organizers contracted under the Wikimedia Foundation will abide by the Wikimedia Foundation privacy policy and associated confidentiality agreements. Volunteer representatives of the Wikipedia Library are neither employees nor contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation (or Alexander Street), but they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation

External video
Alexander Street Press tutorial
  • Editors should always provide original citation information in addition to linking to Alexander Street resources, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT.
  • Editors should not provide bare links to restricted Alexander Street pages
  • Note (subscription required) in the citation, where appropriate
  • Respect the copyright of Alexander Street, in accordance with Wikipedia's copyright policy and their terms of use
  • Cite resources in line with the citation examples provided below or with the examples provided by Alexander Street
Note that citation styles vary by article; editors can use the style most appropriate to the articles they are working with so long as the citations are complete.

Example

<ref name="java jive">{{cite AV media | people=Ozier, David (dir) | year=2000 | title=Java Jive | medium=Documentary | url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/764830 | publisher=National Film Board of Canada | accessdate=3 March 2016 | subscription=yes | via=[[Alexander Street]]}}</ref>
  • Ozier, David (dir) (2000). Java Jive (Documentary). National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 3 March 2016 – via Alexander Street. (Subscription required (help)). 

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#{{user8|''YOUR-USERNAME''|Project=''code''}} ( e.g. #{{user8|Checkingfax|Project=en}} ) followed by a brief explanation of why you would like access to this resource. It is a good idea to include in your application text your editing areas benefited by access and examples of your commitment to content creation.

  1. Fredericknoronha (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I work to promote online information about documentary film in India, and run the Docuwallahs2 network online [1] This could help me to contribute similarly to En-Wikipedia too.fredericknoronha (talk) 06:11, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
    Fredericknoronha Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 02:15, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
  2. Tomwsulcer (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Been at Wikipedia about 7 years, edit all kinds of articles, science, politics, language, biographies; some articles I've revamped are here. I have over 100+million pageviews from articles and images.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 17:27, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
    Tomwsulcer Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please put the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 02:03, 22 March 2016 (UTC) -- Just noting -- I never got an email with instructions to register.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 14:19, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
    Hi, Tomwsulcer. I just noticed that this fell through the cracks. There was no ping and I totally missed this addendum to my comment. Are you still interested? If so, ping me back. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 23:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  3. Arian Ar (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email)Arian Ar (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm looking for documentary's regarding Military History specially US military to expand those articles in my home project(Mostly Stubs). --Arian Ar (talk) 09:55, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
    Arian Ar Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 07:51, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
  4. Softlavender (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have created and contributed substantially to Wikipedia articles on music, theatre, dance, documentaries, history, business, etc. Softlavender (talk) 06:50, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
    Softlavender Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 12:53, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
  5. Natalie.Desautels (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This amazing service will be an excellent resource for my research in creating, editing and translating articles in many areas; ...strong interest in classical music, especially classical and flamenco guitar but in many areas as well outside of music. --Natalie.Desautels (talk) 14:01, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
    Natalie.Desautels Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 08:46, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
  6. Ciridae (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This resource contains Street Literature which would be a great help for me in contributing to such articles. I have a strong interest in novels and other fiction. I would also love to have access to the science and tech collections, especially related to computer science. Ciridae (talk) 04:27, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
    Ciridae Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk}
  7. Icerat (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Mostly focused on business related articles. Actually currently involved in trying to source a copy of a Sixty Minutes episode, so this would be perfect! :)--Icerat (talk) 12:54, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
    Icerat Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers!
    Icerat Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 03:04, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
  8. Nvvchar (talk · contribs · count) I cover a wide range of subjects in many disciplines not only of my country (India) but also in many countries of the world. As of today, I have 1483 DYks and 66 GA's to my credit. Having access to reference tools would be very helpful in my work. ThanksNvvchar. 13:48, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
    Nvvchar Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 03:04, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
    Hi, Nvvchar. Allowing email from other users does not appear to be enabled in your user preferences. Please enable email, or send an email to me. You can email me by clicking on the Email user link found on my user or talk page. I need to email you a link to a form you need to fill out. Once I get the form back from you then I can send you your login ID and login password for Alexander Street Press. To enable email, go to your user preferences (first checkbox 2/3 way down page), tick the box for Enable email from other users, and save your changes. Ping me back. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 17:52, 1 April 2016 (UTC).
    Hi, Checkingfax. Thanks. I have enabled my e-mail address. Nvvchar. 00:58, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
  9. Hmich176 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I have been on English Wikipedia for 10 years. This resource would be useful for research that I do for articles on Wikipedia. I have over 7000 edits.
    Hmich176 Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register for access. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 03:04, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
  10. Tom29739 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) This resource would be very helpful to me in finding citations for many articles I edit, like documentaries for military history articles, and several other areas of work. Thanks, Tom29739 [talk] 21:36, 12 April 2016 (UTC).
    Tom29739 Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register for access. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 06:42, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  11. Amqui (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) Amqui (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I contribute in many subjects including but not limited to geography, history, anthropology, natural sciences, religions, military, zoology, on French Wikipedia. This resource will be helpul in my research to develop and create articles. Thanks, Amqui (talk) 06:02, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
    Amqui –  Approved – Expect an email shortly with instructions to register for access. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 09:31, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
  12. X4n6 (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I edit throughout the project, but regularly work on theatre, music, history and biographies. This would be a useful resource. Thanks. X4n6 (talk) 00:02, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
    X4n6 ω Awaiting – Many of your edits are reverts or on drama boards. The spot checks I did were curious. Check back in a month or two. Apologies for the delay in researching this. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 23:53, 22 March 2017 (UTC)\
    Checkingfax, excuse me? I've been a member of this project for over a decade, with many more thousands of edits prior as an IP. But this account's history more than meets the "Requirements" stated above. I applied almost two months ago and had to twice ask on your talk page if you were still even the account coordinator. Since the "UPDATE: Turnaround time for ASP accounts is now ≈3 days" is a farce; and even the "current average account distribution cycle" of 27 days is embarrassingly inaccurate. And a "spot check" of my talk page would also have shown that I already belong to several other libraries. So, as long as you're running this one in this haphazard and subjective fashion, I'll manage to continue contributing without it. So I withdrawn my application. I also urge you to withdraw as account coordinator; and let someone run this library who has the time and inclination to do it justice. Cheers! X4n6 (talk) 05:09, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
    Hi, X4n6. You meet the criteria based on tenure and number of edits, but as coordinators we look at a lot more factors. I tried to make the deferral as gentle as possible. You know what the issues are. Cheers! PS: When posting on my talk page you never made any particular request. LOL {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 22:01, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
    Hi, Checkingfax. No need for self-defense. I have no interest in this devolving into a pissing match. So this will be my final response. You stand by your decision. I stand by my response. But I will say that if you have some additional "hidden criteria" for approving applicants, then you should clearly explain it. It wastes everyone's time to publish one set of criteria, yet evaluate with another. This ain't hard and there's no reason for secrecy. I also don't think any coordinator, in absentia, properly serves this, or any, library on this project. Or the folks who apply. It's not personal: it's just my assessment of your "spot check" approach to coordinating. Also, I never made a "particular request" on your talk page - nor did I claim to. I just asked (twice) if you were still the coordinator of this library - because almost two months had passed since you "checked in" to perform the routine coordinator action of timely responding to requests. Again, I just believe this library - and this project - deserve better. X4n6 (talk) 05:16, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
    Hi X4n6 and Checkingfax. I want to apologize for the confusion or disappointment here. My read is that Checkingfax was doing a well-intentioned job in determining likelihood for using the resource; however, at my glance I think the review went beyond the criteria and missed meaningful signals. In most cases with an editor who has 500 edits and 6 months, we want to approve, and moreso in cases where non article space contributions are offset by a much larger edit count and account age. With X4n6, there is a 70% main space contribution ratio, 170 edits in the last month, over 2000 in the last year, and 11 articles created since account creation in 2006. Unless there is some glaring reason to suspect misuse that I'm unaware of, this should be an easy approve. As for the turnaround time with approvals, I take responsibility for that. Our new Library Card Platform should speed this up significantly. We do rely on and appreciate our volunteer coordinators' hard work very much. Please continue on with your great contributions! Jake Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 06:24, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
  13. SusunW (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I am specifically interested in access to the "Women and Social Movements International" collection of the Alexander Street Press and have little or no use for the Academic Video Online service you linked above. I typically focus on women, minorities and indigenous persons, all of which are under-represented on WP and are impacted by poor source availability. Any sources which help improve these articles are greatly needed. In the last 2 months, I have frequently discovered the ASP has articles on the topics I am working on, but I have no access to same. I have written over 800 articles, the majority of which are class C or higher, and have worked on 14 GAs. SusunW (talk) 16:51, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
    Checkingfax I just popped by to check on this. My internet service has been horrible since May 5th, so I wasn't sure if you had sent something I just didn't get. I am also not sure why it numbered me 1 as opposed to #13, so not sure if it didn't generate a request properly. Any news? Thanks for your help. SusunW (talk) 17:25, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
    SusunW –  Approved Expect an email shortly with instructions to register. Please consider putting the userbox code found on this page on your user page, if you do userboxes 718smiley.svg. PS: The delay and numbering had nothing to do with your end. I will try to troubleshoot the numbering. Right now it has me flummoxed. Your editing cred, from my perspective, is amazing! Kudos. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 06:44, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    Thanks Checkingfax I really do try to produce quality articles. Sent the Google form back. SusunW (talk) 07:17, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Checkingfax and Ocaasi (WMF): It has been almost a month since I applied for access and over two weeks since I sent the Google form back. Clearly much longer than the three days indicated as processing time above. I really need access to this valuable source on women's history. Is there a problem with approvals being processed, as I see that no one has responded to Rosiestep or Megalibrarygirl's applications either? SusunW (talk) 13:00, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
    I'm jumping in to get things caught up a bit - expect an email shortly. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:49, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  14. Rosiestep (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) - I am specifically interested in access to the "Women and Social Movements International" collection of the Alexander Street Press for the 19th and early 20th century. I have written extensively on Enwp about this period and genre (social reform, social activism), e.g. women's biographies and their works, including the conferences they convened, the newspapers they founded/edited, and so forth. Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:33, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Rosiestep: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:49, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
  15. Megalibrarygirl (talk · contribs · central auth · count · email) I'm interested in the women's history area of Alexander Street. Thanks for making this available for us! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 21:21, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Megalibrarygirl: Approved Expect an email shortly with further details. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:49, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
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