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News Archive for October, 2011

  • Redesigned Europeana launched

    Europeana, a multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, has launched its redesigned portal. ‘The portal redesign is part of a long process, in which we have tried to incorporate the most important points, that were consistently made by our users, into our design principles for […]

  • Public consultation on BBC service changes

    A public consultation has just been launched on proposals put forward by the BBC Executive on how it can best deliver the highest quality programmes and content to audiences within the reduced funding provided by the new licence fee settlement.  These proposals are outlined in the document Delivering Quality First. After efficiency savings and a […]

  • Radio interviews with leading scientists

    The Life Scientific, a new series of 30-minute programmes, begins this morning on Radio 4 at 9.00, repeated in the evening at 9.30. Each week Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics at Surrey University, will invite a leading scientist to talk about their life and work, to find out what first inspired them towards their field […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 7 October 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include histories of language, film and architectures as well as the BBC’s major new radio series devoted to the work of Vasily Grossman starring Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant as previously previewed here. 1. THE STORY OF FILM: […]

  • EdMediaShare launched

    JISC Digital Media, the JISC Advisory body that helps the UK’s FE and HE communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media has launched a new site to allow those in education to share the video they use to support teaching, learning and research, and find video that others have found useful. EdMediaShare is […]

  • Academic Podcasts – Backdoor Broadcasting Company

    The Backdoor Broadcasting Company is a mobile audio webcasting service which specialises in web-casting academic lectures in order to further the dissemination of research. Topics covered are as diverse as childhood and violence, debates on critical theory with the likes of Slavoj Žižek, ‘The Future of Biosecurity’, and the Shakespeare Institute’s think-tank session on the […]

  • Recent additions to the Gateway

    ABC:Four Corners Website of the Four Corners investigative journalism television series from ABC Australia. Many of the stories have an Australian connection but are of international interest e.g. dealing with the Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, possible health issues connected with wind turbines. The site contains transcripts of all programmes in the series going back to […]

  • Alexandra Palace 75: A Celebration

    22 October 2011 National Media Museum, Bradford As the 75th anniversary of the “world’s first regular high definition television service” approaches, the Museum will mark this important milestone with an afternoon of presentations and screenings. The day will include a screening of the BBC film Television Comes to London (1936), rare archive footage, and a […]

  • Truth, Lies and the Internet

    Demos has just published a report, Truth, lies and the Internet: a report into young people’s digital fluency, which examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they come across on the Internet. It finds that the web is fundamental to their academic work, but they need to be taught how to […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 30 September 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include histories of cinema, language, disability and the 1951 Festival of Britain. 1. HOLIDAY HIJACK (CHANNEL 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available from the Channel 4 website 2. THE STORY […]