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Österreichische Mediathek (The Austrian Media Library)


In the Österreichische Mediathek, you can listen to well over 1.5 million sound recordings and view ten thousand videos on music, literature, history, politics and science.

The Österreichische Mediathek is the national collecting point for sound recordings and videos.
Its task is to collect both unpublished sound recordings and videos (unique specimens) and published media (78 disc, LPs, CDs, audio and video cassettes, DVDs etc.) and to make them accessible to the public. The Österreichische Mediathek was founded in 1960. It has been part of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) since 2001.

Online exhibitions

The stocks of the Österreichische Mediathek are available on the Internet through multimedia online exhibitions on particular subjects. You can enter this virtual museum at www.mediathek.at.

Thousands of sound recordings and videos on Austrian contemporary and cultural history are available online:

Operation by the public

The entire stock of the Österreichische Mediathek can be accessed by the public as a reference archive without an appointment. In the Marchettischlössl, multimedia PCs, the so-called "voxboxes", provide information about all of the collections in the archive and allow visitors to listen to media that has already been digitized. Appropriate players are available for analogue media and historical formats.

Our entire catalogue can also be found on the Internet at http://www.katalog.mediathek.ac.at


The Österreichische Mediathek runs a complex digital system: Use (electronic catalogues, listening at the touch of a button), digitization stations and mass storage (digital long-term archives).

We also offer digitization and long-term digital archiving for other collections and institutions:
To the digitization service

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