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News Archive for February, 2012

  • Manchester Time Machine

    The Northwest Film Archive has launched the Manchester Time Machine, an iPhone app that merges archive film with GPS to create a street level tour of Manchester’s streets and people over the last 100 years. Manchester Time Machine uses rare historical film from the Archive to take you back to exactly the same location to […]

  • 3-D Storytelling Conference

    Ravensbourne College, London 22-23 March 2012 This free two-day event is funded by Skillset, and focuses on the potential for 3-D technology in modern media from an industry perspective. The conference will include an exhibition and such speakers as Simon Benson (Sony), Oliver Gray (BBC R&D), Steve Smith (live 3-D sport at BSkyB), Richard […]

  • New Consultation for Non-Print Legal Deposit

    The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued a consultation on a draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013. To download the documents, visit: The draft regulations are designed to ensure the Legal Deposit Libraries provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material. This is to cover off line […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 17 February 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on farming, child rearing and the underprivileged. 1. SUPER SMART ANIMALS (BBC1) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information visit the BBC website 2. FIVE DAUGHTERS (BBC1) View TRILT record or […]

  • New British Library Sounds website

    The British Library has launched its Sounds website The new website allows users to listen for free to 50,000 tracks of music, spoken words and environmental sounds. Listeners at licensed UK universities and colleges may additionally download tracks for their research. The site’s large holdings have been organised into nine main collections, which include: […]

  • New reviews at Viewfinder Online

    Some of the latest reviews now published at Viewfinder Online include: Love’s Labour’s Lost – Eve-Marie Oesterlen looks at the DVD release of the 2009 Globe production of Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy. Touch of Evil – Professor James Chapman analyzes all three version of Orson Welles groundbreaking exploration of life on the US-Mexican border, now available […]

  • CFP: British and Irish Sound Archives 2012

    British and Irish Sound Archives (BISA) invites submissions for presentations to be given at this year’s conference and training event on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich. We Are looking for Ppapers and presentations are usually scheduled for the Friday with Saturday morning features a training session. Papers […]

  • BBC Festival of History and Broadcasting

    21-23 February BBC Northern Ireland Broadcasting House Studio 1 Ormeau Avenue Belfast, BT2 8HQ This BBC event includes a series of illustrated talks, conversations, discussions and preview screenings debating the relevance of the past, exploring different approaches to history on television and radio and hearing about the work of prominent historians and programme-makers. There […]

  • Recent Gateway Updates

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway is a growing database of infpormation on over 1,000 audio and video websites relating to all academic disciplines. Here are some of the latest updates to the site, which can be accessed freely by going to the BUFVC homepage at: Nature Video Channel A YouTube channel of short news […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 10th February 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on law enforcement, medicine, the Eurozone 1. CALL THE MIDWIFE (BBC1) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National For more information visit the BBC website 2. NEWS: EUROPE’S  CHOICE (BBC RADIO 4) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB […]