March 3, 2016
For Immediate Release

ALEXANDER STREET PRESS AND DOCUSEEK2

PARTNER TO DELIVER TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS


Alexandria, VA and Chicago, IL - Alexander Street and Docuseek2 today announced a strategic partnership to develop new products and platforms, and expand the availability of the highest-quality documentary films for higher education.

Over the next six months Docuseek2 will migrate to a new platform powered by Alexander Street, integrating the rich variety of tools developed by both companies. The new platform will offer users greater flexibility and improved discoverability, by allowing for The Docuseek2 Collection ™ to be cross-searchable with Alexander Street’s existing offerings. The new platform will also improve learners’ productivity through a common interface to important tools for clip-making, playlists and citations. Docuseek2 users will benefit from an enhanced set of tools including JAWS compliance, compatibility with major discovery services, Counter-compliant usage statistics and much more.

Docuseek2 provides exclusive educational streaming access to more than 800 films from Bullfrog Films®, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, KimStim, the National Film Board of Canada, and Terra Nova Films. Docuseek2 will continue to curate, expand and publish its top quality collection of documentary films from its partner distributors, and to market and license its catalog.

Alexander Street is one of the largest vendors of streaming video to the college and university market, worldwide.

Jim Davis, President of Docuseek, LLC. said “Partnering with Alexander Street will extend the reach of The Docuseek2 Collection™ to new markets and enable us to concentrate on building the best curated collection of streaming documentaries. The partnership will enable us to accelerate the delivery of many enhancements to our existing users, as well as simplify the administration chores for librarians. As before, Docuseek2 titles will remain exclusive to The Docuseek2 Collection™.”

Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President of Alexander Street said “This puts one of the most important collections in documentary film on one of the largest, most functional and heavily used platforms in academic streaming video. We look forward to working with Docuseek2 to develop the platform further, and to create exciting new packages, and open new possibilities, for all our customers.”


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About Alexander Street

Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide. Alexander Street blends video, audio, and text with cutting-edge online tools to transform the way people research, learn, and teach in virtually every discipline. Learn more at alexanderstreet.com.

About Docuseek2

Docuseek2 launched in 2012 as a joint project of Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films, two leaders in independent, social issue and educational film distribution. Docuseek2 provides streaming video services to college and university libraries.

Icarus Films distributes prize-winning, innovative and provocative documentary films from independent producers around the world, such as Ilan Ziv’s new 6-part series, CAPITALISM, and the films of world-famous filmmakers such as Chris Marker and Chantal Akerman.

Bullfrog Films has North America’s strongest collection of environmental films including the human issues of globalization, human rights, and sustainability, such as the documentary of record on the history of the environmental movement, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE, KING CORN, and the groundbreaking investigation of the global fast fashion industry, THE TRUE COST.

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