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News Archive for October, 2010

  • Weekly Top 5 Television & Radio programme requests

    For the week ending 8 Ocobert 2010 the top five requests from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service, childcare and education feature prominently. 1. KIDS IN CARE (BBC1) View TRILT Record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the BBC Website 2. MY NEW BRAIN (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT Record or watch now on BoB […]

  • Booking now open for Power of the VHS II

    Power of the VHS II: The Future of Recording TV & Radio Off-Air A one-day BUFVC forum, taking place on Thursday 16 December 2010 in London, will look to provide solutions and guidance regarding the storage and preservation of VHS recordings, while looking forward to tomorrow’s technology and the future of off-air TV & radio […]

  • Improving Digital Experience for the Disabled

    Plans to improve public websites, upgrade IT equipment and provide better online content to suit the needs of disabled people have just been unveiled by Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey. Launching the eAccessibility Plan, the Minister announced a package of measures that aim to contribute to a more inclusive digital economy for people with specific needs. […]

  • Copyright advice from the experts

    On Tuesday 30 November the BUFVC will be offering an essential one-day training course for those copying and using existing content in their productions and services, delivered by leading experts in the field of copyright. Presented by Alma Hales (acting head of Intellectual Property at the Open University) and Bernadette Attwell (former Deputy Head of […]

  • Oxford iTunes U two years old

    Oxford’s iTunes U site celebrated its second birthday on 7 October 2010 and so far has had over 5 million downloads. The Building a Business series is still popular and Marianne Talbot is following up her successful Romp through the history of philosophy (more than half a million downloads) with The Nature of Arguments, part […]

  • Friday Fun on the Gateway

    Here are another 5 of our favourite BUFVC Moving Image Gateway entries that we entered or edited in the last week, with a particular focus on human rights and intellectual property rights. BBC COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM At the end of 2009 this brilliant site designed to teach skills to BBC journalists was opened to public […]

  • Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 1 Ocobert 2010 the top five requests from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service revolve around welfare and social policy within education and health in the UK. 1. WHEN I GROW UP (BBC RADIO 4) View TRILT record or listen now  on BoB National 2. THE CLASSROOM EXPERIMENT (BBC2) View TRILT record […]

  • New BUFVC Chief Executive

    On 1 October Luís Carrasqueiro became the new Chief Executive of the BUFVC after several years as the Council’s Deputy CE under Murray Weston, who will continue to work for us as Special Advisor to the Council. To contact Luis, Tel: 020 7393 1510 E-mail: