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Latest entries on the Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,500 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email, telephone or visit the Gateway at

EduMedia Share
Various resources are available here, including drawings, animations, videos and photographs. This site’s aim is to provide a place for teachers to share free educational content, covering a range of subjects, with an emphasis on the sciences. Teachers upload and tag content and provide a URL to the source material. Material can be searched by tag and file type. The content is protected by a Creative Commons licence that allows non-commercial use of the available resources.

KSTP-TV Archive
This television news film collection, which is hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society, presents a selection of digitised clips from the archives of the pioneering KSTP-TV, which broadcast from Minneapolis St. Paul in Minnesota, was the first station in the Midwest to air a daily newscast, and became the world’s first full-colour station. The archives span five decades, from 1940 to 1989 and cover civil rights, Lenny Bruce, early computers, war protests and many other subjects.

Oxford Sparks
This site aims to engage scientists, students, teachers, and interested members of the public, with science taking place across Oxford University. The resource covers all the physical, life and medical sciences and includes animations, apps, activities and links to resources produced by Oxford University, including podcasts, videos, exhibitions, careers advice and lectures. There is also a useful list of Online resources for public engagement practitioners, and a Schools page, with teachers’ notes and worksheets for pupils.

TVO Archive
TV Ontario have made hundreds of programmes and programme clips freely available online as part of an ongoing digitisation programme to celebrate four decades as a producer of educational programmes. Users can explore the website by Programme, Subject or People, or use a keyword and narrow their search by decade and topic. The content includes interviews with Canadian and American writers, including Ontarian Margaret Atwood, who in this clip from 1976 talks about her life and career as novelist and critic.

Women Film Pioneers Project
This massive, groundbreaking project from Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship highlights the role that women played in the silent film era, emphatically not just as actresses, but in editing, production, direction, writing, exhibition and design. Phase 1 of the project focuses on women in the USA and Latin America. Further phases will look at women in other national cinemas of the silent era. There is already a large amount of information available here, from Overview Essays, in-depth profiles of Pioneers, with biographies, filmographies and bibliographies and a Resources page, with links to archives, distributors, reference works and silent screen organisations.

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