Session 4: 12:15 - 13:00

Markus Stumpf, Marc Drews


The "Media Library Contemporary History Online". An Use Case at the Vienna University Library.


A part of the collection of audiovisual media (all DVDs) of the Contemporary History Library has been catalogued and can now be found and in many cases directly accessed in the Media Library Contemporary History Online. During the realisation of this project, various technical challenges had to be met, such as the import of metadata from the Alma library system to Phaidra. Since the media collection largely consists of copyright-protected materials, legal problems had to be addressed, too. Currently, around 900 DVDs are available for download. In the future, various analogue audiovisual media of the library collection will continue to be incorporated. The long-term goal of this project is to make all of the library's AV holdings accessible online in the Media Library Contemporary History Online and, as much as legal restrictions allow, to make them available for download as well.