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Online video and audio learning resources can be located in LibrarySearch or by searching the Learning Repository.

We are converting the Library’s physical video and sound collections into online formats to meet the demand of online learning at RMIT. The majority of the Library’s video and audio collections will ultimately be offered in this way.

Contact your liaison librarian if you wish to have a title in the collection made available online ( subject to copyright). Copyright licensing for this activity is managed by the Copyright Management Service.

Examples of online videos

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9/11 The falling man

Following the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, images of the day were broadcast around the world. However, images of people jumping to their deaths were deemed too horrific for publication. One image, called the Falling Man, shows a person in midair, his body parallel with the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

This documentary follows journalist Tom Junod’s efforts to identify the person in the photo ABC, Broadcast: 31/08/06

The Corporation

Directed by Mark Achbar, this three-episode series critically investigates the power of corporations, how they conduct their business, as well as the impacts of this on humanity and the rest of the planet.

With cautious optimism, we are invited to reconsider our relationship with the dominant institution of our time. SBS Broadcast: 01/2005

The ice age

Examines the destructive new epidemic "Ice", or crystal methamphetamine - now more popular than heroin. Not just a cheap drug for hardcore addicts, Ice is also a party drug and is used across the social spectrum. ABC (Four Corners), Broadcast: 20/3/06

In the mind of the architect

Writer director Tim Clark provides an insight into the works of architects including Harry Seidler, Peter Katsieris, Brit Andresen, Howard Raggatt, Peter McIntyre, Glenn Murcutt and Peter Corrigan. ABC, Broadcast June/July 2000

Episode 1: Describes the process behind constructing the built environment. Projects reviewed include: RMIT’s Storey Hall and the Commonwealth Law Court in Melbourne’s CBD. 56 mins.

Episode 2: Discusses the social responsibility of constructing public buildings, and the conflicting interests of developers and planning authorities. Projects include Phillip Island House; Melbourne Gateway; East Circular Quay; Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre; Federation Square. 55 mins.

Episode 3: Looks at the relationship between architects, clients and public taste, and asks what Australian architecture is and should be. Includes: C House; Girrawaa Creative Work Centre; Rose Seidler House; Riverhouse; Building 8 RMIT University; Gottlieb House; Price/O’Reilly House; Republic Tower. 55 mins.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism

Outfoxed, a documentary from producer/director Robert Greenwald provides an in-depth look at Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel and the increasing dangers to democracy when multi-national corporations take control of the public’s right to know. ABC, Broadcast: 1/02/05

The power of nightmares: the rise of the politics of fear

Three-part documentary. Should we be worried about the threat from organised terrorism or is it simply a phantom menace being used to stop society from falling apart?

At the heart of this story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. These two groups have changed the world but not in the way either intended.

Together they created today’s nightmare vision of an organised terror network - a fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. SBS broadcast 31/01/,07, 7/02/ 07and 14/02/ 07.

Tough calls

As Telstra remakes itself in a transition from public to private hands, losing nearly a third of its 40,000 staff, it is at the very sharpest end of reform. When a young Melbourne woman who worked at a Telstra call centre, suicided this year the spotlight shifted briefly onto Telstra’s management practices.  ABC Four Corners Broadcast 18/06/2007

Business of change

This ABC Four Corners report looks behind the service industry revolution that is sweeping workplaces, based on the old notion that time is money. In practice it means introducing scientific systems to every workplace, even into our private lives, measuring results against time.

Consultants, change managers and information technology are part of the new systems that measure and supervise work, getting us to accept change. Offair, ABC , 45 min. ABC Broadcast 28/08/2000