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Alexander Street Multimedia Platform

Alexander Street Multimedia Platform,, is a learning and research platform for audio, text, image, and video collections. In some support articles, you might also see this platform called LAZR.

To see which collections are on the Alexander Street Multimedia Platform, navigate to the Content Page.

Using Alexander Street Multimedia Platform


This video shows you how to access search from different places on the platform, how the different places affect which collections you search, and what some of the filter and results options are. Duration: 4 minutes

How to Search in Spanish. Duration: 6 minutes

View the various ways to browse and search Alexander Street Multimedia Platform.

This video demonstrates the features of the new text viewer for Duration: 5 minutes

This video shows instructors how they can add ProQuest and Alexander Street resources directly to courses in Canvas and Moodle without leaving the learning management system. Duration: 26 minutes

This video and PDF show you how to create an audio clip, add tracks to a playlist, hide the metadata for the playlist so it can be used for exams, and share the playlist with students. Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

This video will show you how to share and embed content from the Alexander Street Multimedia Platform ( via links and clips and take away some ideas for using these links to promote library resources. Duration: 28 minutes

Setting Up Authentication for Alexander Street Multimedia Platform


Follow the instructions for the Platform.

Use the stanza for "Main interface."

Using the Alexander Street Admin Portal


See a quick overview of Admin Portal features such as managing DDA and EBA, viewing title lists for your collections, exploring statistics, and accessing MARC records. Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds

This gives an overview of retrieving title lists and MARC records from Alexander Street Admin Portal and then an in-depth discussion of usage statistics, including User Engagement Impact Metrics and COUNTER 5 metrics, especially those from the DR report as they relate to videos. Duration: 30 minutes

Usage Statistics

Visit ProQuest's COUNTER 5 LibGuide for information about COUNTER 5 reports, including the e-learning module below.

This e-learning module provides an overview COUNTER 5 reports and other usage reports available for Alexander Street. Duration: 5 minutes

During this session, we dig into User Engagement Impact Metrics and COUNTER 5 Reports in the Alexander Street Admin Portal. This includes how to identify the top films watched on your campus, interpret film viewing counts for both types of metrics, and pull together COUNTER metrics to make sure you're seeing the full picture. Duration: 30 minutes