Academic Research and Access Survey
The Media Studies Commission of FIAT/IFTA has teamed up with the Centre for the History of Television Culture and Production at Royal Holloway, University of London to conduct a short survey aimed at identifying the types of archival access provided by FIAT/IFTA members to the academic community as well as the forms of research collaboration that have taken place between television archives and universities intended to increase the understanding of the history of television and television output.

We would therefore be very pleased if you could take a few minutes to let us know about your access policies for academic researchers and your experience of collaborating with academics researching the history of television. Most of the questions are quick and easy to answer but there is also the opportunity to tell us about collaborations that have been particularly interesting or successful.

Please reply in English if possible.

The deadline for this survey is Friday 8th September.

For any questions contact Gosta Johansson at

Email address
The name of your organisation/company:
Your answer
1. What type of archive are you? (tick all that apply)
2. What type of collections do you hold? (tick all that apply)
3. What type of content do you hold? (tick all that apply)
4. Is your archive used for academic research?
5. Do you have a catalogue of your holdings available to academic researchers? (tick all that apply)
6. Do you provide access to view your holdings for academic research? (tick all that apply)
7. Do you have a dedicated person or department dealing with academic research?
8. Is your policy regarding access for research by academic researchers different from commercial users (and/or the public)?
9. What is the difference in access policy for your different types of users?
Your answer
10. Do you have different access rates for research by academic users and commercial users?
11. How do your access rates differ for academic and commercial users?
Your answer
12. Are there restrictions on what material can be accessed for academic research?
13. What restrictions are there on access to material for research? (tick all that apply)
14. Would academic interest in inaccessible material make you more likely to consider transferring and/or restoring material in the future?
15. Do you provide access to material for use in Higher Education teaching or presentations?
16. Have you engaged in projects about the history of television with academic partners?
17 a. Please identify a project or projects about the history of television that have been a particular success. If applicable, please include a link to the project.
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17 b. What were the main achievements?
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18. Are you interested in engaging with academic partners for projects about the history of television in the future?
19. What are the main issues hindering you from engaging with academic partners on such projects?
20. Are there any particular areas around the history of television you would like to work on with academic partners? If so, what are they?
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