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FAQ Media Lab & Media Archive

1. First of all, you must clarify whether you belong to the circle of users of the media archive. Information on this and on the modalities of use can be found in the visitor policy.

2. The initial registration for use takes place in person at room 38. There you find an order form for media (VHS tapes or DVDs), which is also a registration for use of the media archive. On the back of the form you also find the user regulations. You fill out this form, sign it, and drop it in the order mailbox by room 38 (or you can drop it off in person during opening hours). Alternatively, you can mail the completed form to medienarchiv@theater.fu-berlin.de.

3. To research media, you can use the computers available in the institute library or in the viewing room (room 14). Make a note of the signatures and titles of the media you would like to order.

4. During the opening hours of the media archive you can order the desired media personally from one of our staff members at room 38. Or you can enter the signatures, titles, your user number and the viewing date for the desired media on the order form available outside Room 38 and drop it in the mailbox. Alternatively (if you are already registered as a user) you can also use the online order form.

5. Please pick up the media within the opening hours on the day you ordered it for viewing. When you place your first order, you will also receive your personal user number for the media archive, which you can use for subsequent media orders.

6. if you have any further questions, please contact: medienlabor@theater.fu-berlin.de.

The media stock is recorded in an online database. However, searching the stock is only possible internally (computers in the institute library and in viewing room 14). In exceptional cases, inquiries by e-mail (medienarchiv@theater.fu-berlin.de) are also possible.

If a user number is available, the online order form can be used.

The media of the media archive can only be used in the viewing rooms on site and cannot be borrowed.

Copying of the media is not permitted.

The institute's media technology equipment (cameras, lighting and sound technology) is available exclusively for practical media work that takes place as part of teaching (practical labs, video courses, scenic projects, etc.). It is not possible to borrow the technology.

In individual cases, computer workstations with video editing technology can be used by students of the institute for homework purposes or e.g. for the preparation of presentations with media content as well as smaller projects in the teaching context. This is possible within the scope of free capacities after arrangement.

Please contact the technical director of the media lab (Peter Beckwehl).


For technical questions, please contact:

Peter Bleckwehl 

Technical management media lab & media archive,
Media and event technology, IT administration

Tel.       (030) 838-503 18 
E-Mail: peter.bleckwehl@fu-berlin.de 

Jakob Bogatzki
Media archive, event support

Tel.       (030) 838-70709
E-Mail   j.bogatzki@fu-berlin.de 


General questions please send to:  medienlabor@theater.fu-berlin.de


A reserve shelf is either a medium (DVD or VHS) provided by the lecturer for the purpose of the seminar or a viewing copy of the media archive, which is made for a more intensive use of the medium for teaching purposes in order not to impair the presence character of the archive.

The media archive manages the reserve shelf media in accordance with the media archive's visitor policy for use. In exceptional cases, reserve shelf media can be borrowed. To view media from the reference library, please contact the staff of the Media Archive during opening hours.

The Media Archive is the scientifically curated media collection of the Institute for Theater Studies. It is available to all students and staff of the Institute for internal use in teaching and research.

The Media Lab is also responsible for all practical media activities in the context of research and teaching at the Institute and is also responsible for in-house event technology and the Institute's IT structures.