Nordicom launches a new database for Nordic media and communication research
Following the closure of the NCOM research database, Nordicom plans to launch a digital research platform. The NordMedia Network will serve as a dedicated knowledge resource for and about Nordic media researchers.
The platform will make Nordic media and communication research more searchable and accessible. It will mainly build on user-generated content produced by registered users. The platform will be launched in connection with the NordMedia 2019 Conference, which will be held in Malmö in August.
The NCOM database was a relational database which closed in April 2018 due to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). NCOM included projects, researchers, institutions, and publications from 2006–2016.
Another, older database entitled ‘NCOM: Nordic Research Publications 1975–2006’, contained around 40,000 references to Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish media research published between 1975 and 2006. This also closed in April 2018.
Since the end of the 1970s, Nordicom has had a mandate to support Nordic research in the field of media and communication in various ways. From the beginning, research documentation has been one of its central tasks. This platform is a way of updating and adapting the body of knowledge to current conditions and needs.