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News Archive for April, 2011

  • 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Winners

    Winners of the Best Photography Book Award and the Best Moving Image Book Award were announced by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation at the Sony World Photography Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday, 27 April 2011. A new award for Outstanding Contribution to publishing was presented to German publisher Gerhard Steidl by last year’s Best […]

  • Updates: Moving Image Gateway is an impressive website for anyone wanting to discover whether a particular film is currently available to watch, buy, download or rent in the UK in any format. The free service was founded as a collaboration between the UK Film Council, the Industry Trust, exhibitors, distributors and retailers to operate as a comprehensive […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 Television & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 15 April 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include such topics as adoption, the British class system and the science behind the IQ. 1. GREAT BRITISH HAIRDRESSER (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the Channel 4 […]

  • JISC MediaHub

    Following a successful preview period, JISC have announced the first release of the JISC MediaHub interface to a wider audience at It is available via the UK Access Management Federation or direct IP. Access to the resource has been enabled for all institutions subscribing to Education Image Gallery, Film & Sound Online or NewsFilm […]

  • Teachers TV website closes

    The Teachers TV website will be closing on 29 April following the Department for Education’s termination of the Teachers TV contract. Its catalogue of 3,500 programmes have been available exclusively online for free viewing or download since their television broadcasts ceased in September 2010. Videos downloaded under the Creative Archive Licence may be retained, providing […]

  • New book: Films Were Made 2

    Films Were Made: Volume 2 – Local History A look at films and film makers in the East of England 1896 – 1996 by David Cleveland David Cleveland, who established the East Anglian Film Archive in 1976, continues his history of filmmaking in the region with volume 2 of Films Were Made, which looks at […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top Five TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 15 April 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include personal explorations of European cities, youth and old age and the the British artists who grew out of the discontent of the Thatcher era to bloom during the Blairite boom years. 1. ZOOM (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT […]

  • Chaplin Google Doodle

    As it’s a Friday, and on the occasion of Charlie’s Chaplin 122nd birthday (which is actually on the 16th), Google’s banner today includes a new filmed tribute to the great filmmaker. For those of you who haven’t used that particular search engine today, it goes something like this …

  • The BUFVC Gateway update

    Here are the latest additions to the BUFVC’s Moving Image Gateway, ranging from the scientific to philosophical to aspirational. CosmoLearning Founded with the objective of providing free learning from the world’s top scholars, CosmoLearning gathers together documentaries and video lectures from other internet sites and presents them in an easy-to-use environment, where they can be […]

  • JISC Copyright guidance

    A new e-learning module from the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance has been created to support those dealing with intellectual property rights (IPR) in HE as well public bodies like libraries and museums. The module has been divided into 6 learning objects divided into key themes: Introduction to IPR and Licensing Creative Commons Licences Orphan Works and […]