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Swedish Media Database (SMDB)

History

The Swedish Media Database (SMDB), (Former The Swedish National Archive for Recorded Sound and Moving Images (Statens Ljud- och Bildarkiv), SLBA), is a search service for the audiovisual collections at the National Library of Sweden (KB). The database contains information about TV, radio, video, movies presented in theaters, CDs, and multimedia.

The SMDB covers most Swedish broadcasts and publications since 1979, but also contains older material. You can find information about almost 8 million recorded hours in the SMDB.

The SMDB is only available in Swedish. If you have any questions about the National Library’s audiovisual collections and how to search, contact our research service.

Contents

[Series] Film/Video
[Volume] A call for freedom
[Volume] Mandela – the prize of the presidency
[Volume] Mandela = Mandela – a struggle for freedom
[Volume] Population transfers in South Africa
[Volume] Betania hospital, Dundee
[Volume] “Linsolle” in South Africa
[Volume] White on Black
[Volume] “Bullen”
[Volume] Good to know about South Africa
[Volume] Only for whites
[Volume] White on Black
[Volume] Speak to me sisters!
[Volume] The situation in Namibia - an information programme by the Swedish Telephone Company
[Volume] The special Aka - Nelson Mandela

[Series] Radio
[Volume] Rich inheritance, rootless and the future

Access

Services to the public include enquiries, catalogues (some of them here) and a reference library. Music recordings (radio, records, CDs etc) are also available for listening on request. However, the main part of the collections is available only for research, due to copyright restrictions. Researchers can study copies of the archive material on site in Stockholm or at libraries in around 30 towns across Sweden.

Repository

ADDRESSES
Post address:
National Library of Sweden
Audiovisual Media Department
Research Service
Box 5039
102 41 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN

Visiting address:
Humlegården, Stockholm
Phone: +46 (0)10-709 30 00 (switchboard), +46 (0)10-709 30 20, +46 (0)10-709 30 21
Fax: +46 (0)10-709 39 34 (Research Service)

INFORMATION
E-mail: Research office: foexp@kb.se

Address

The Swedish Media Database (SMDB)
Former: The Swedish National Archive for Recorded Sound and Moving Images, SLBA
[Statens Ljud- och Bildarkiv]

National Library of Sweden
Audiovisual Media Department
Research Service
Box 5039
102 41 STOCKHOLM
SWEDEN

Visiting address: Humlegården, Stockholm
Telephone: +46 (0)10-709 30 00 (switchboard)
+46 (0)10-709 30 20, +46 (0)10-709 30 21
http://smdb.kb.se/english/

Extent:

15 programmes (extracts from the archive).

Country:

Sweden

Period:

1972-1999

Keywords:

recorded sound moving images graphics slba