What is happening to the VAST database?
VAST video collections from Alexander Street Press are no longer available, as they are instead being provided via regional collections, or in some cases already existing regional collections are being redefined.
In order to maintain accurate and authoritative provider metadata (based on the Knowledgebase collection policy), these zero-titles databases will be hidden on July 20th 2017. New, regional collections are now available; see this following spreadsheet for old and new database names and codes:
Action you need to take:
- Update the holdings in your Intota or Client Center profile by subscribing to the new database instead of the old database. For information on how to update your profile, and considerations prior to removing the old database from your profile:
- If you are a 360 MARC Updates client and have requested the custom specification that adds direct URLs or database specific information to MARC records, you can expect to see some change records when you get your MARC records after July 20, 2017.
- Article last edited: 26-JUN-2017