UNESCO Institute for Statistics has launched a new enhanced data centre For details on the topic areas covered consult the main UNESCO website. Key areas are education (covering all age ranges with a specialist emphasis upon literacy); science technology and innovation (get data on expenditure on research and development and human resources in R&D) and […]
Lantern : Media History A free, open access search platform for media history research. Directors include academics Eric Hoyt, Carl Hagenmaier, and Wendy Hagenmaier. A great resource for those interested in film, radio and early TV history. Includes fan accounts and the history of Hollywood and: Business Screen (1938-1973); Educational Screen (1922-1962); The Film Daily (1918-1948); […]
University of Virginia Library WSLS-TV. Archive online: http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-library-launches-online-archive-historical-tv-news-footage Access historic news clips and news transcripts, currently 3,600 news clips items covering 1951-1971. These years cover the civil rights movement and desegregation as well as feminism and Vietnam. An online exhibit page has a collection of themed items including news clips and scripts related to the […]
Superhero blockbusters such as “Man of Steel” boosted movie sales in the second quarter after U.S. cinema takings declined during the past two years. Bloomberg Industries data show that major studios have relied on international distribution and other business lines to offset revenue losses from U.S. box office flops. You will find the case study […]
Middle Eastern Film Posters Digitization Initiative The Princeton University Digital Library Middle East film collections website contains 148 images (with Arabic texts) used to promote Arabic films. These items were acquired in Lebanon in 2008 and they advertise films released between 1935 and 2007. Useful for students of media, advertising and gender as many feature […]
http://www.bfi.org.uk/node/1125 The BFI Reuben Library has an extensive collection of materials relating to film and television including books, journals, newspaper cuttings and multi-media resources.
http://www.worldcitiesculturereport.com/ Produced by the Mayor of London; the biggest international survey of its kind. It has collected an unprecedented amount of data on the scope and impact of the cultural assets and activities that are produced and consumed in 12 major cities: Berlin, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney […]
http://film.britishcouncil.org/british-council-film-collection Free access to a historic archive of 120 films made during the 1940s which focussed upon how Britain lived and worked. They are therefore fascinating to social historians. The site also includes some background essays on film history and themes from BFI specialists. and case studies – archive letters relating to the origins of […]
http://beta.18daysinegypt.com/ American documentary filmmaker and journalist Jigar Mehta has launched crowd-sourced interactive documentary project aimed at capturing the history of the revolution in Egypt. Explore videos contributed by citizen journalists on the website. Note it seems to load better using Firefox. The site is powered by GroupStream, an innovative new platform for group storytelling.
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We now have access to Sight and Sound electronically from 01/01/2000 to date. It can be accessed on the Journals A-Z tab on the library home page and through the database Art Full Text: http://www.le.ac.uk/library/find/databases/a/artfulltext