New resource: NewsFilm Online

Access to the NewsFilm Online service has been enabled in eSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

NewsFilm Online comprises a selection of news stories and programme scripts from the ITN/Reuters archives, with some 3,000 hours of footage and around 60,000 stories. The archive is searchable by keywords, and can also be browsed by broad subject categories or decade, going back to the 1920s.

Video content may be streamed (or downloaded) in Windows Media Player or QuickTime formats.

The ‘My Favourites’ facility allows you to set up and organise folders to store video and other NewsFilm records.

The following Terms of Use guidance has also been added:

Under the terms of the license, NTU staff and students may “include parts of the Licensed Work in printed or electronic form in assignments and portfolios, theses and in dissertations” provided that “each item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.”

A guide to Shibboleth authentication to the NewsFilm Online service has been added to the eServices support materials wiki.