30 October 2012

JISC MediaHub - one platform, over 500,000 multimedia items

Search across 500,000 digital image, video and audio items through JISC MediaHub, the definitive academic video, image and audio resource.

All content can be used freely in educational and research contexts.

Material includes news and documentary films, music archives and still images, from the following archives:

Digital Images for Education
over 56,000 images and 600 hours of film capturing world, UK and local events during the last 25 years. Sources include the AP Archive (news footage), Getty Images (moving and still), ITN, Design Council Archives, Imperial War Museum (films and images), Royal Geographical Society (
travel and geographical artefacts), and PYMCA (images of contemporary youth culture)

NewsFilm Online
over 3,000 hours (over 60,000) news stories from the ITN and Reuters archives. Sources include the complete Gaumont (newsreels and graphic newsreels) and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934 respectively. Previously unbroadcast and unseen material, such as rushes and programme scripts, are also included.

Film & Sound Online
over 2,000 items, comprising 17 separate collections of digitised film and sound, including Imperial War Museum film footage, Educational and Television Films Ltd (international films from the political Left), Royal Mail Film Classics (documentary, public information and industrial films), and scientific content from the Wellcome Library and the Biochemical Society. Over 50 hours of classical music recording from the Culverhouse collection is also included.

JISC MediaHub also allows you to search and link to external media collections such as the Open Video Project (video content repository); Wellcome Images (medical and social history), ADS Image Bank (archaeology), ARKive (world's species bank), BGS GeoScenic (geological photographs), and the First World War Poetry Archive, among others.

JISC MediaHub is part of JISC eCollections which also includes JISC Historic Books and JISC JournalArchives.

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