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News Archive for November, 2011

  • Recent additions to the Gateway

    Backdoor Broadcasting Company A mobile audio webcasting service that specialises in recording academic conferences, lectures, seminars, etc and re-broadcasting them online on demand. The web archive offers content from hundreds of academics, including such luminaries as philosopher Slavoj Zizek, Shakespeare scholar Richard Wilson, historian Sue Vice, musician and activist Billy Bragg and writer Tariq Ali. […]

  • Viewfinder Online

    Viewfinder articles, news & reviews are now online. For the latest information and comment from the world of moving image and sound in Higher and Further education.

  • Singing Detective – Symposium

    The Singing Detective – 25th Anniversary Event Saturday 10 December 2011 Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London The twenty-fifth anniversary of the six-part serial The Singing Detective , written by Dennis Potter and directed by Jon Amiel, occurs November-December 2011. The serial is regarded as a piece of landmark television […]

  • Winter edition of Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 85 is now out and includes profiles of Film, Television and Audio archives in Britain and Europe, educational podcasting and Film On Four.

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 18 November 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on Art, Business, Geography, the work of playwright Alan Ayckbourn and Police Enforcement. 1. ART FOR HEROES: A CULTURE SHOW SPECIAL (BBC2) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information please go […]

  • Digital Copyright Exchange Feasibility Study

    It has just been anounced that Richard Hooper will lead a feasibility study on developing a Digital Copyright Exchange. The creation of a DCE was recommended in the Hargreaves report Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth as a way of allowing rights holders to specify the terms on which they would make […]

  • The return of ‘Screen Research’

    Using the new carapace, the defunct Screen Research network lives again. It now offers a dyamic presentation of the latest media stories of interest to education and research. With the stated aim of bringing together ‘information on researching all aspects of the moving image, from pre-cinema to Internet TV’, this news aggregator site is […]

  • Radio 4 programmes on the financial crisis

    To tie in with Radio 4’s continuing focus on the biggest global economic slowdown for six decades, the BBC has set up the Economies in Crisis web page that brings together a range of Radio 4 programmes broadcast over recent months looking at the economy, business and economic theory – from bailing out the banks […]

  • The One Show (15/11/2011)

    The BUFVC provided some material for a TV interview with Dr Luke Mckernan of the British Library (and previously Head of Information at the BUFVC)) for the episode of The One Show broadcast on BBC1 on Tuesday 15 November. Gyles Brandreth presented an item looking at the case of Margaret Leahy, who won an early […]

  • Google Doodle honours Louis Daguerre

    A Google Doodle has been created to honour Louis Daguerre (1787–1851), who devised the daguerreotype, the first successful form of permanent photography. Those interested in the development of early cinema may be interested in Virgilio Tosi’s groundbreaking book Cinema Before Cinema, and the accompanying DVD The Origins of Scientific Cinematography, both of which are published […]