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What is Copyright?
Understanding and acknowledging Copyright in footage is an essential requirement for all those working in audiovisual archives. For a useful introduction and explanation of the issues follow this link

Government - Copyright Law after Brexit
Changes to copyright law from 1st January 2021


The Federation Internationale des Archives de Television / The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA) was founded in 1977 and represents more than 250 members.

Useful Twitter Links

Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives provides vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in micro format.

Archivalia KG (Klaus Graf)
RWTH Aachen archivist

Archives Next (Kate Theimer)
Archives blogger/writer, frequent RTer. I follow over 900 people so you don't have to!

Archives Open
Giving Access to the Masses. All about archivists, archives, access, community, and the Web.

Archivists Round Table
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. represents over 400 archivists, librarians, and records managers in the New York metropolitan area.

Blow Out Comb (John Lyles)
Historian, archivist, beer drinker, fly fisher, BBQ junkie who likes technology and its application in the library/archival/museum/historical world.

Bibli Odyssey
Links to obscure art/book/illustration finds and alerts to new web exhibitions as well as random history/science/library/museum/literary fancies.

Bodleian LibrariesThe 30+ Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the UK and include the world famous Bodleian Library.

British Pathe
The world's finest digital news archive with over 90,000 rare videos from 1894-1977. Warning: Whilst watching videos in our archive entire days may pass.

Digitization, Preservation, Access

Collections Link
Collections Link is a network of professionals working in museums, libraries and archives and is run by the Collections Trust.

Copac Library
The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK

DigiPres News
Digital preservation news aggregation social automaton.Documentary Fans
Auto find great documentary resources in web, and introduce them to users who will prefer them. Please retweet my tweets if you like them.

Digital Koans
News about digital copyright, digital curation, digital repositories, open access, scholarly communication, and other digital information issues.

Europeana - Europe's libraries, archives and museums online


Footnote.com helps you find and share historic documents, photos and records. Over 68 million and counting.

Images of Empire
Images of Empire is the worlds largest collection of British Empire and Commonwealth Stills and Film Footage.

Research Buzz (Tara Calishain)
Writing about search engines and online information collections since 1996.

Vintage postcards and photographs. Reminiscene aims to return photographs to proven descendants

The Cataloguer
London rare book shop and gallery offering the finest quality original first editions, rare books, fine bindings and library sets.

50 Watts
Will Schofield, formerly 'A Journey Round My Skull,' now 50 Watts