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ITN Source wins deal from JISC Collections for Digital Images for Education project

16 July 2009

ITN Source has won a competitive pitch to supply 210 hours of content to Digital Images for Education an initiative funded by JISC Collections. The footage will be used to launch an unrivalled collection of video footage and stills available free of charge to UK higher and further education institutions from summer 2010.

ITN Source is supplying rich archive footage capturing a quarter of a century of iconic UK news events dating from 1985 to present day including poll tax riots, Princess Diana’s death and Labour’s historic election win in 1997. The content selected for the project will be used to enhance learning across multiple areas including politics, environment, arts, science and technology.

Neil Meadows, Sales Director of ITN Source, said: “Moving imagery is increasingly in demand in the education market and ITN Source is a major player in this space, both in the UK and beyond. This is a fantastic opportunity to provide students with great editorial led content that will enhance their understanding of how Britain was shaped over the last 25 years. We thank JISC Collections for choosing to work with us and look forward to the launch of a successful project.”

Lorraine Estelle, CEO of JISC Collections, added, "The new images purchased as part of the Digital Images for Education initiative bring to life our history and capture, in particular, the key events of the past 25 years - from the death of Princess Diana to the election of Barack Obama. The images will complement our existing and highly popular collections - Newsfilm Online, Film and Sound Online and the Education Image Gallery - to provide the UK education community with a world class library of still and moving images covering the last 150 years."

ITN Source has previously worked with JISC on the Newsfilm Online project and also has a shareholding in Espresso; the UK’s leading digital curriculum service as well as running an online b2b education clip business educationcliplibrary.com. More recently, the division signed its biggest deal to date in the Asian market with China’s biggest education publisher the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP).

For more information please contact John Nolan on 020 7430 4216 or email john.nolan@itn.co.uk

About ITN Source
ITN Source is the gateway to over one million hours of iconic broadcast footage and creative moving imagery captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, to an inspirational stock footage section.
ITN Source represents the world’s largest and most diverse catalogue of moving image libraries including, Reuters, ITN, Granada, UTV, ANI, Channel 9 News (Australia), Fox News and Fox Movietone, and other specialist collections. ITNSource.com offers customers the convenience of searching for, viewing, downloading and purchasing broadcast quality content at the touch of a button.
With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices in New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo. For further information, visit www.itnsource.com

About JISC Collections
JISC Collections was established as a mutual trading company by the UK further and higher education funding councils in 2006 to negotiate with publishers of online information and other owners of digital content. The range of resources licensed for use by such agreements constitutes a large national collection of online resources for education and research. JISC Collections is funded by JISC. For further information on JISC Collections, please go to www.jisc-collections.ac.uk.