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International related institutes


The following institutes have been selected not only on the relevance of the institute itself, but also on the extent, quality and relevance of their (online) collection:


Arkyves A digital database of pictorial works, dedicated to the study of images and their meaning. It contains images, texts, research tools and a bibliography that focuses on the history of visual culture.

British Library: Archival Sound Recordings Explore 46,700 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments

British Universities Film & Video News on Screen resource for the study of newsreels and cinemagazines

Overview of Broadcasting Unions worldwide, including:

The Museum of Broadcast Communicationsthe Collections - Historic and contemporary radio and television content such as programs, commercials, artifacts and photographs (registration is required, but free)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.

Communicationspace A multidimensional online network for the media and communication studies academic communities. It is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates.

European Audiovisual Observatory Gathers and circulates information on the audiovisual industry in Europe.

European Union Audiovisual and Media Overview, EU rules and legislation and related links.

Iris Merlin This database enables you to access more than 3,500 articles (as of June 2005), reporting on legal events of relevance to the audiovisual industry.

Korda Database on public funding for film and audiovisual works in Europe

Lumiere The data base LUMIERE provides a systematic compilation of available data on admissions of the films released in European cinemas since 1996.

MAVISE (EU) the biggest data collection operation concerning the European television sector.

Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) Starting from academic research, Nordicom collects and adapts knowledge, mediating it to various user groups in the Nordic region, Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Poynter Institute for Media Studies This institute xists to help journalists do their jobs better and to serve their communities. Updated daily, it provides journalists with reliable information, useful tools, and provocative suggestions.

ScreenOnline The guide to British Film and TV history

Unesco - Communication and Information Resources