Austro-Dok online

Reference database of Austrian politics and contemporary history 1973–1995

Austro-Dok online is a reference database listing media reports focusing on Austrian interior and economic politics from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The “Austro-Dok” – the media observation and analyses of the SPÖ, the Social Democratic Party of Austria – was carried out until 1995. In cooperation with the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Vienna, the Contemporary History Library has reconstructed a database from the existing documentation, which, after first being only locally accessible, has been available online since October 2020.

Since 2020 Online

Retrieve over 600,000 data records from about 70 sources online

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The reference database Austro-Dok online is based on analyses of approximately 70 different sources (print media, radio reports, press services, Parliamentary material (National and Federal Councils), Parliamentary correspondence, and City Hall correspondence). The media reports were indexed in approximately 600,000 data records, which can be retrieved from the database. This makes the reference database Austro-Dok online a significant source for Austrian contemporary history.

The media reports documented in the reference database Austro-Dok online can be accessed in microfiche format (approximately 10,000 items, with more than 400,000 individual images) in the Contemporary History Library. Audio as well as film and video material belonging to Austro-Dok has been handed over either to the Österreichische Mediathek, the Austrian archive for sound recordings and videos on cultural and contemporary history, or to the archives of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) respectively. A small selection has been digitized and is accessible in the Contemporary History Library.