VAST collection

University of Delaware Library announces availability of streaming video collection

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4:44 p.m., Aug. 30, 2012--The University of Delaware Library has announced the availability of VAST: Academic Video Online, a new streaming video collection database produced by Alexander Street Press.

VAST and other electronic resources are accessible from the library database page or directly from this website.

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VAST: Academic Video Online brings together over 13,000 streaming video titles in a wide range of disciplines.

By 2013, VAST expects to have over 20,000 films available for viewing. The database includes thousands of award-winning films from dozens of producers and distributors.

Disciplines covered in the resource include:

  • American History
  • Area Studies
  • Art and Architecture
  • Business and Economics
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Dance
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethonography
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Opera
  • Politics and Current Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Science
  • Theatre
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • World History
  • World Language and Literature

Coverage is from the discovery of the Americas to the late 20th century.

VAST complements two other streaming video resources from Alexander Street Press to which the University Library also provides access: American History in Video, with more than 4,000 streaming videos, and Theatre in Video, with more than 360 streaming video performances.

More information and links to media film and video streaming resources may be found on the Media Research Guide created by the University Library.

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