"Search, create and publish a virtual collection of screen media objects"
The 'Screen Media Research Archive' project enables integrated searching across two key screen media repositories, the ‘Australian Film Institute Research Collection’ and the ‘BONZA’ online cinema and television databases. Both repository systems are merged to create a responsive, sustainable and user-friendly application for cataloguing screen media data and assets.
Partial funding by ANDS is gratefully acknowledged.
Benefits to academics
- Easy access to screen media research via the MaVReC website
- Capture and archiving of screen media research
- ‘Common fields’ can be used to search media object types
- Automatic publication of ‘Virtual Collections’ to the ‘Research Data Australia’ registry website - making them discoverable for the broader research community
- Consistency across repositories
- Provides an Australian model for data management in humanities
- Supports a broad range of disciplines.
- Captures a diverse range of objects and outputs, such as datasets, publications (print and online), audio-visual media (photography, film, video and sound, oral histories and interviews, creative works) and hypermedia
- Search results of common fields associated with different media object types can be grouped into a ‘Virtual Collection’ which are published in the ‘Media and Virtual Records Collection’ (MaVReC) and the ‘Research Data Australia’ registry via the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
- The Media and Virtual Records Collection (MaVReC) application is available from Google Code.