YouTube versus the National Film and Sound Archive: Which Is the More Useful Resource for Historians of Australian Television?

  title={YouTube versus the National Film and Sound Archive: Which Is the More Useful Resource for Historians of Australian Television?},
  author={Alan McKee},
  journal={Television \& New Media},
  pages={154 - 173}
  • A. McKee
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Physics
  • Television & New Media
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