Film and Sound Online is a Jisc-funded service to provide access to collections film and video, hosted by EDINA and cleared and digitised through by the Principal Investigators. The films are of high quality, are fully downloadable (either in full or as segments), and can be used freely in learning, teaching and research. Film and Sound Online offers a broad range of moving image content relevant to teachers and students in many different study areas including medical, health and life sciences.
A small number of medical and surgical titles are restricted to medical departments only, due to issues of content sensitivity or patient confidentiality.
St George's Hospital Medical School Collection - films reflecting the production and teaching needs on one of the UK's leading medical schools.
Healthcare Productions - Material in the field of health education for student nurses, medical practitioners, and the public.
Biochemical society - A selection of material from the archive of the Biochemical Society of great value to all the biochemical sciences, molecular sciences, and the history and philosophy of science.
Wellcome Film - 450+ titles dating from 1912 onwards, covering all aspects of medicine, healthcare provision and practice in the UK.
Each film or segment contains descriptive metadata. Help is provided through the online interface which includes search and browse options.
The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) and the Open University were funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc) to develop the Managing Agent and Advisory Service (MAAS) from 2000.
MAAS was a national body acquiring moving pictures and sound for delivery to the UK Higher and Further Education community. Content is currently delivered through the Film & Sound Online service and will remain free of charge to subscribing institutions until at least July 2009.
MAAS was responsible for selecting the material for Film & Sound Online, clearing rights and preparing the content for delivery. EDINA designed and developed Film & Sound Online and is responsible for the hosting and delivery of the service.
Online at http://www.filmandsound.ac.uk/.
This article was published on Aug 20, 2013