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Internet Studies: Media, Information and Communication Data

PEW Internet, Science & Tech

The Pew Research Center's Internet Project offers  access to raw data sets from their research which are made available as single compressed archive files (.zip file).

All uses of this data should reference the Pew Research Center as the source of the data and acknowledge that the Pew Research bears no responsibility for interpretations presented or conclusions reached based on analysis of the data.
Pew Research is interested in learning about other ways that scholars use our data. If you publish something based on our data, please let us know by sending us an email. Individuals will need to fill out a brief registration before downloading data. Questions concerning the data sets may be directed to the Pew Research Center.

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The World Wide Web Consortium is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

UK Data Service

ICT iconInformation and communication

Information and communication technologies are transforming the way in which we communicate, govern, work, manage crises, do business and spend our free time. These changes are, in turn, driving new policy development to address the societal impacts of digital technologies. The UK Data Service holds data on a wide range of ICT topics, such as mobile communication, telework, social-media, radio, television, internet use, mass media, infrastructure, security and trust. This key research area helps us to understand how the fast evolving world of digital technologies impacts people's lives and communities, changes the way we interact, affects our cultural experiences and could shape our future society and economy.

Go to Discover to search and browse data collections, series, case studies, and ESRC outputs on Media, communication and language.

WPT database

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

World Press Trends (WPT) Database is a dynamic continuously updated database includes the summary tables, also allowing users to produce their own, customized reports, which can be exported to PDF or to Excel format.
WPT Report and Database (2009 ed.) is available in PDF format via Weblearn.

European Audiovisual Observatory Yearbook

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.

Username/password are required for this resource: see Weblearn for details.

Internet and Web Statistics

Web Archives

UK Government Web Archive is preserving digital government information by regularly archiving UK central government websites.

The British Library has two main collections of archived websites.

The Legal Deposit UK Web Archive includes millions of websites obtained through the annual archiving of the entire UK domain. It may only be accessed on reading room computers on premises controlled by the Library.

The Open UK Web Archive is a smaller collection of selected websites archived by the British Library and its partners since 2003, with permissions from the owners, is available online.

LoCThe Library of Congress Web Archives (LCWA)

Collections of archived web sites selected by subject specialists to represent web-based information on a designated topic.

Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.