The Yearbook of the European Audiovisual Observatory

We have recently purchased access to a new online resource the Yearbook of the European Audiovisual Observatory both the 2014 and 2015 editions.

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The Yearbook provides a wide range of statistical data on the four main industry branches of the audiovisual sector in Europe: the film industry; television; video/DVD; on-demand audiovisual services. The Yearbook provides three sub-sets of data, delivered as it becomes available:

  • Detailed tables and figures;
  • country profiles;
  • key trends reports.

The figures are available in Excel tables and graphs, and the text is available in PDF version.

Anyone with an Oxford single sign on can obtain a username and password that will allow them access. To do this: simply follow the link on SOLO:

New software available at SSL

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The reader PCs at the SSL have recently been updated with new ArcGIS 10.2 software. This software aids in the analysis of geospatial data or any statistical information that includes geographical variables such as location, elevation, population density and so on.

The package includes;

  • ArcCatalog 10.2,
  • ArcGlobe 10.2,
  • ArcMap 10.2
  • ArcScene 10.2
  • plus ArcGis for desktop help

These programs can be used to

  • View maps/mapped information as part of analysis
  • Compile geographic data
  • Build and edit maps to help analysis or visualisation
  • Amend properties and fields in geospatial databases and generally manage such information
  • Develop projects that draw on the large user base and functionality this package has built up

It can be used with any geo-spatial data such as the Landscan population database available through SOLO (

Pop in to the SSL and try it out.