The Media History Digital Library

The online Media History Digital Library is an amazing open-access resource hosted by the Internet Archive. It consists of extensive runs and select holdings of periodicals from 1904-73 covering cinema, broadcasting and recorded sound. The website is a pleasure to navigate and the collections are growing fast. The future of research libraries has arrived. Click on image below to access the site.

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European Film Gateway update

My initial trawl of the European Film Gateway online collections has been a frustrating experience, with a surprising paucity of materials on key figures and some videos failing to load. It’s early days, and I look forward to seeing the site develop. I did manage to watch a copy of Chaplin’s A Film Johnnie (Charlie at the Studio, 1914) with Danish inter titles from the Danish Film Institute, which was a delight.

European Film Gateway opens

The remarkable online digital film history resource Europeana has opened a web portal showcasing collections of photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials from a range of European archives. It’s surprising and a little depressing that no British partners are included in this exciting initiative. 

European Film Gateway