E-Resource of the Month – JISC MediaHub

jisc-mediahubWhat is JISC MediaHub?

JISC MediaHub is a multimedia platform offering a wealth of digital image, video and audio collections. It describes itself as the “definitive academic video, sound and image resource for UK Higher and Further Education”. As it is aimed solely at higher and further education students and staff, it can distinguish itself from more public access resources of varying quality, such as Youtube, Google Images and Google Video. The materials available have been chosen for their high quality and their suitability for academic use.  They have also been cleared for educational use. JISC MediaHub is particularly strong on archived news footage from ITN, C4 and other sources.

How do I access JISC MediaHub?

JISC MediaHub can be accessed through the e-resources A-Z list page. Whether you’re on or off-campus, you’ll need to log-in. First, log-in via the UK Federation (the first log-in option). Then choose Goldsmiths as your institution and log-in with your Shibboleth username and password.

Searching JISC MediaHub

There is a search bar in the top right of the page for simple searching. There are icons for each of the resource types, so you can click on/off these whilst searching with this search bar, e.g. you might wish to search for video only of President Obama. For a more advanced search, click ‘more options’, followed by ‘advanced search’. With the advanced search you can restrict by resource type and search for anyall or none of these words, subject classification, people, date, duration and collections. You can also use the ‘explore’ option to browse JISC MediaHub by collection, subject, time, place, etc.

See below for an instructional video for how to use JISC MediaHub.