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Informit celebrates 10 years of TVNews

Informit has been providing customers access to its media database, TVNews, for 10 years.

This unique, award-winning database provides students, lecturers and researchers the power to browse, search and retrieve news and related current affairs stories broadcast by free-to-air networks.

“We’re extremely proud to be celebrating our 10-year milestone for Informit TVNews,” stated RMIT Training Production Director, Michael Keating.

“This product, along with our other Informit Collections and databases, are supported by a highly professional and committed team of information managers, metadata editors, librarians and database coordinators. 

“Everyone in the team helps us to achieve these milestones and produce quality products and services each year to the research community.”

Along with Informit’s other media database, Informit EduTV, TVNews allows users to view broadcast footage from desktop or mobile devices. It currently features over 650,000 records searchable by subject, date or program title. 

Key subjects include business and finance, current affairs, environment, health, IT and technology, lifestyle, news, politics and government, and science and nature. 

Records are uploaded continuously with new footage added every day. There is no need for recording or editing with direct access to news items at any time. 

TVNews programs cover the breadth of Australian broadcasting with popular programs such as 7:30, ABC News, Behind the News, Catalyst, Insight and SBS World News.

It was one of the first products of its type when launched in 2007 and was presented the VALA (Victorian Applied Learning Association) Award shortly after. This biennial award recognises outstanding and innovative use of technology to improve service to customers.

Any institution with a ScreenRights broadcasting licence can subscribe to Informit TVNews. Click here to find out more about a free trial.

Informit is a business unit of RMIT Training, a company owned by RMIT University. Informit provides access to unique specialist content through its collection of over 100 databases. Its products—Collections and Media—contain content sourced from publishers, associations and peak professional bodies as well as international authors. 

From its head office in Melbourne, Australia, Informit works with library consortia, associations and agents to help users advance their research through access to peer-reviewed and specialist journals, monographs, reports, conference papers and bibliographic indexes, collated with a focus on regional perspectives and otherwise hard-to-find research. 

Visit www.informit.org for more information or to start searching.