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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH ARCHIVE (MACRA)

Description
The purpose of MACRA is to resource research and teaching in the mass media. The main holding within MACRA is an extensive newspaper archive, consisting of the national broadsheets from 1998 to date, and the national tabloids from 1992 to date. It also houses a special collection of Historic Newspapers. Its digital collection of media materials consists of all broadsheet newpapers (plus Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday) on CD-ROM from 1992 to date. Special collections of media broadcast materials include political media coverage from 1992-1993; and broadcast news coverage on BBC 1, ITV and Channel 4 from 1996-1998.
Website
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ss/MACRA.htm
Keywords
Advertising films; Radio; Soap operas, television drama; Mass media; Newspapers
Access
Prior permission.
Access for outsiders
Also with prior permission.
Facilities
Limited viewing facilities at present.
Charges
Contact Archivict for these.
Copyright
Holds usual university copyright.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Journals
Broadcast, from 1995 to date.
Newspapers
See description above.
Sound
MACRA’s Sound Archive consists mainly of television and radio output. It has currently (October 2000) documented approximately 400 items on its computerised database, including news, film, documentaries, soaps and advertisements. Documentation of the actual collection, however, continues to expand the database at regular intervals.
Video/Film
Database currently being developed.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Microsoft ACCESS database.
Digitised catalogue
This is one of MACRA’s aims but it has not begun to carry out this project yet.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Peter Riley-Jordan
Job title
Media Archivist
Department
Social Services
Telephone
01509 223676
Fax
01509 223944
Email
p.b.riley-jordan@lboro.ac.uk
Address
Loughborough University
Ashby Road
Loughborough
LE11 3TU

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