Film Arkivet: Swedish video & image archives
National and language-dependent repositories in Sweden.
The Film Archive at the Swedish Film Institute is one of the oldest in the world, it's is to mission to collect, catalog, preserve, restore and make the Swedish film heritage available. With the Swedish film heritage means all films, both Swedish and foreign, feature films as documentaries, animations, commercials, newsreels, etc.
On filmarkivet.se you have the opportunity to see the unique moving image material from the archives which are now available; mostly short, documentary, magazine and commercial, which reflects a Swedish century of transformation and the emergence of modern society.
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The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a vast non-profit digital library, founded in 1996 to build an Internet library. Its aim is to offer permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Now the portal’s collection includes a huge number of texts, audio, moving images, live music, software as well as archived web pages, and provides specialised services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other people with disabilities.
Currently the Archive contains
- Over 1.1 million videos
- Over 1.5 million audio recordings
- Over 4.4 million texts
- Over 114000 live music concerts
Animation & Cartoons | Arts & Music | Community Video | Computers & Technology | Cultural & Academic Films | Ephemeral Films | Movies | News & Public Affairs | Prelinger Archives | Spirituality & Religion | Sports Videos | Television | Videogame Videos | Vlogs | Youth Media
American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Audio Books & Poetry | Community Audio | Computers & Technology | Grateful Dead | Live Music Archive | Music & Arts | Netlabels | News & Public Affairs | Non-English Audio | Podcasts | Radio Programs | Spirituality & Religion
OpenLibrary | Software | Wayback Machine | Archive-It | Scanning Services | BookServer | NASA Images | Open Content Alliance | Education | BookMobile | SFLan | Petabox | 301Works.org
Tiching is a free Spanish platform dedicated to education. It collects teaching resources and a social network has formed on top of this service. At present collected resources are more than 83000. The website is available in all official languages of Spain and in English. Tiching is aimed at the whole education community: teaching staff, students, families, publishers and anybody related in some way to the world of education.
Two search engines are provided. The internal one gives a number of options to refine researches, including language, skills, level of education, etc. The second search engine can be installed in external WordPress websites and blogs to perform searches in Tiching directly from there.
The social network has been designed for the education community and is formed by more than 25000 people collaborating from all over Spain.
There are many types of digital educational content in Tiching: activities tutorials, projects, teachers guides, etc. They are provided in many different formats such as video, text, image, interactive activity, etc.
Each content file contains:
• Basic information: title, description, image, tags, language, short URL, creator;
• Validation: it’s the internal validation process through which every resource passes when uploaded
• Thanks: it’s a feedback about the usefulness of a resource
Edudemic Education Apps
Edudemic Education Apps is a list of more than 56,000 Education apps for iPad and iPhone. The library provides several research parameters such as age-content rating, supported devices and cost of the app.
For each app the library contains information details about the app (cost, downloadable size, author, etc.) as well as an overview and ratings based on users’ reviews.
The “compare” tool allows selecting various apps and displays their details next to one another so comparisons can be made easily. Some side services, such as the calculation of the average price of the apps, the buying guide and some ready-saved searches can result very useful too.
Shmoop is a free online platform containing over 1000 learning guides and test preparations written by educators and experts on a number of subjects (see table of content). It was created with the aim of improving learning tools by using an approach to education based on the keywords: relevant, real, approachable.
The learning guides are characterized by deep analysis of the topics, focusing questions, quotes and references to pop culture. Hypertext and multimedia play an important role in the guides as a way to provide students with an easier although richer learning possibility.
Shmoop holds itself to the highest academic standards and cites its sources so students borrowing ideas from it can (and indeed must) cite Shmoop in their work.
The content written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale. Most of the content is free to be read without logging in, but with a free account other tools such as Clippings and Stickies become available.
Top rated contents are available in Spanish too.
Premium service gives access to the other materials and tools provided by the platform such as the premium test prep courses for the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams and the possibility to create classrooms where to invite students and monitor their progress through detailed real-time reports.
• US History
• SAT Subject Test: History
• SAT Subject Test: English Literature
• SAT Subject Test: Biology
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish with Listening
• AP Art History
• AP Biology
• AP Calculus AB
• AP Calculus BC
• AP Chemistry
• AP English Language
• AP English Literature
• AP Environmental Science
• AP European History
• AP Human Geography
• AP Macroeconomics
• AP Microeconomics
• AP Physics
• AP Psychology
• AP Spanish Language
• AP Spanish Literature
• AP Statistics
• AP US Government
• AP US History
• AP World History
High School Exit
Independent School Entrance
• Teacher Resources
• SAT Teacher Guide
• Digital Literacy
RTÉ Libraries and Archives
RTÉ is a Public Service Broadcaster, a non-profit making organisation owned by the Irish people. RTÉ is Ireland's cross-media leader, providing comprehensive and cost-effective free-to-air television, radio and online services. This website provides access to a rich and diverse selection of the audio-visual material preserved by RTÉ Libraries and Archives. The site offers over 400 archived broadcast items in the sections 'Look & Listen' and 'History of RTÉ'. The items can be viewed or listened to in RealMedia format.
RTÉ aims to provide content that might be used in learning and teaching across all levels of Irish education. See 'History of RTÉ' for a selection of key moments in Public Service Broadcasting in Ireland since the foundation of 2RN in 1926.
Listeners and viewers can also request copies of many archived items to purchase for private use. Professional users may also request or order copies of archived material for commercial re-use subject to terms and conditions, and copyright law.
INA - Institut National Audiovisuel
INA is the French national film archive. It holds over 3.5 million hours of television and radio recordings, dating back to the earliest broadcasts, with a further 800,000 hours of legally deposited material added each year.
The recurrent theme running through all of our activities and making Ina a company with an audiovisual culture is preserving, promoting and transmitting form.
EUscreen is a network funded within the eContentplus programme of the European Commission and started as a three-year project in October 2009, where you can browse through decades of digitised television and film content made available by 18 European audiovisual archives. The portal offers free access to videos, stills, texts and rich metadata, covering major events in Europe (and beyond) as well as providing insights into how people in Europe have lived for over the last sixty years. You can look for clips and programmes by entering text, clicking on relevant search fields or by using the filters to refine what you are looking for.
Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Footage from audiovisual collections can be downloaded and remixed into new works. Users of Open Images also have the opportunity to add their own material to the platform and thus expand the collection. Open Images also provides an API, making it easy to develop mashups.
As of today (end of May 2011) more than 1500 videos have already been added to the portal.
Access to the material on Open Images is provided under the Creative Commons licensing model. Creative Commons gives authors, artists, scientists and teachers the freedom to approach their copyright in a more flexible manner and make their work available in a way they can choose themselves.
The ‘open’ nature of the platform is underscored by the use of open video formats (Ogg Theora), open standards (HTML5, OAI-PMH) and open source software components. Furthermore, all software that is developed within the scope of Open Images will also be released under the GNU General Public License.
Open Images is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Knowledgeland. By the end of 2009 Open Images offered access to over 450 Polygoon items from the Sound and Vision archives. The collection will grow substantially over the coming years; as new items will be uploaded continuously.
Everybody is more than welcome to add material to the platform – not only collection institutes and producers, but all netizens creating new materials based on Open Images fragments and items from other open repositories.
Open Images is een open media platform dat online toegang biedt tot audiovisueel archiefmateriaal om zo creatief hergebruiken te stimuleren. Fragmenten van audiovisuele verzamelingen kunnen worden gedownload en geremixed tot nieuwe werken. Gebruikers van Open Images hebben ook de kans om hun eigen materiaal toe te voegen aan het platform en zo de verzameling uitbreiden. Open Images verschaft ook een API om zo gemakkelijk mashups te ontwikkelen.
Op het einde van mei 2011 waren al meer dan 1500 video's toegevoegd aan het portaal.
Toegang tot het materiaal op Open Images wordt aangeboden onder het Creative Commonslicentiemodel. Creative Commons geeft auteurs, kunstenaars, wetenschappers en leerkrachten de vrijheid om hun copyright te benaderen op een flexibelere manier en om hun werk beschikbaar te maken op de manier dat ze zelf kiezen. De open aard van het platform wordt onderlijnd door het gebruik van open video formats (Ogg Theora), open normen (HTML5, OAI-PMH) en open source softare bestanden. Verder zal al de software die werd ontwikkeld binnen het bereik van Open Images toegankelijk worden gemaakt onder de GNU General Public License<
Open Images is een initiatief van het Nederlandse Instituut voor Geluid en Beeld in samenwerking met Knowledgeland. Op het einde van 2009 bood Open Images toegang tot meer dan 450 Polygone items van het Geluid en Beeldarchief. De collectie zal aanzienlijk groeien in de komende jaren; er zullen immers voortdurend nieuwe items geupload worden.
Iedereen is meer dan welkom om materiaal toe te voegen aan het platform - niet alleen verzamelinstituties en producers, maar alle 'cybercitizens' die nieuw materiaal maken aan de hand van Open Imagesfragmenten en items van andere open opslagplaatsen-