Jisc MediaHub


Jisc MediaHub, part of the Jisc eCollections service, provides a single point of access to three major multimedia archives purchased on behalf of members. It enables cross searching and exploration of over 3,500 hours of film and 50,000 images from the following archives:

NewsFilm Online

Over 3,000 hours of digitised news stories from the ITN/Reuters archives, comprising some 60,000 stories. The sources include the complete Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934 respectively. Many ITN broadcasts also include scripts and rushes, enabling comparison of the raw material and the edited footage that was broadcast.

Film & Sound Online

Over 2,000 items, comprising 17 separate collections of digitised film and sound, including Imperial War Museum film footage, the Royal Mail Film collection, and scientific content from the Wellcome Library and the Biochemical Society. The archive also includes over 50 hours of classical music recordings from the Culverhouse collection.

Digital Images for Education

The result of a £2.75 million procurement during 2009-10, this archive comprises over 56,000 images and 600 hours of film selected by the education community to capture local, UK and world events during the last 25 years. Sources include the AP Archive, Getty Images, ITN, Design CouncilArchives, Imperial War Museum, Royal Geographical Society, Fitzwilliam Museum and PYMCA.

The service is in continuous development until July 2011 and users can search a growing number of third-party collections such as the British Library Archival Sound Recordings, VADS, ARKive and Scran.

JISC MediaHub is developed by and hosted by EDINA. The service can be freely searched by anyone but some of the collections are available only by subscription by UK Further  and Higher Education institutions.

JISC eCollections also comprises:

JISC Historic Books

The full text or page image of over 300,000 books published in England before 1800 and uniquely, and never before available online, over 65,000 19th Century books from the British Library

Jisc Journal Archives

More than 3.75 million articles from the archives of over 450 journals of major publishers and societies – Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, The Royal Society of Chemistry


Technical support information: Research teams can contact edina@ed.ac.uk for questions regarding access to the data

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