Creative Arts Featured Database March 2014 : JISC Media Hub

jisc-mediahubWhat’s it about?

JISC MediaHub enables cross-searching and exploration of TV news, documentary films, still images and classical music from the following archives:

Digital Images for Education including:  AP Archive, Getty Images, ITN, Design Council Archives, Imperial War Museum, Royal Geographical Society, and PYMCA.

NewsFilm Online  including: the complete Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934 respectively.

Film & Sound Online including: the Wellcome Library and the Biochemical Society. The archive also includes over 50 hours of classical music recording from the Culverhouse collection.

JISC MediaHub also enables users to search and link out to external media collections such as the Open Video Project, Wellcome Images, ADS and ARKive.

How to search it?

JISC MediaHub is available on LibGuides for Creative Arts and also on QCat. Log in using your usual username and password.

The site can be searched by keyword and advanced search. You can also narrow down according to video, image or audio.

Simply Explore!

You can explore JISC MediaHub by Collection, Subject, Place and Time. Explore by Collection contains many well known media collections such as ITN, Getty Images and Reuters but there is also a wealth of obscure collections available.

Amber Films

Documentaries and feature films from a remarkable film-making collective established in the north-east of England in 1968.

Design Archives

Material from the University of Brighton Design Archives, including images of exhibitions, posters, products, and retail space design dating from 1945 to 1985.

Royal Mail Film Classics

One of the finest British collections of documentary, public information, animation and industrial film, covering subjects ranging across transport and communications in Britain and abroad, the Home Front during the Second World War, British industries from fishing to mining, the nation’s health – and developments in the Post Office service itself.

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

Tobar an Dualchais

Tobar an Dualchais contains a wealth of material such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. The material has been collected from all over Scotland and beyond from the 1930s onwards.

Check out JISC Media Hub today.  You won’t be disappointed!


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