British Universities Film & Video Council

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News Archive for March, 2012

  • Recent Gateway updates

    The Bioscope This indispensable resource is devoted to the world of early and silent cinema and is one of the busiest and most successful available on the web. Mixing scholarship, news and conference reports as well as reviews, it provides a wealth of information about the silent era worldwide. The site, along with almost daily […]

  • BUFVC response to IPO Copyright Consultation

    On 21 March the BUFVC submitted its response to the Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Copyright as part of the follow-up to the publication of the Hargreaves Report in 2011. For details of progress at the IPO visit their website at: The BUFVC’s response has been prepared through formal consultation with the Trustees of […]

  • Register for free access to BBC Northern Ireland’s news footage

    The BUFVC is pleased to announce the launch of Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 60s and 70s, for exclusive use by UK higher and further education institutions. Get free access for your institution

  • Comperes and Cult Cinema: Moviedrome Remembered

    In examining the contribution of Channel 4 (and, by extension, television as a whole) to British film culture, this project has a broad remit, which includes the institutional processes of film buying, programming and scheduling. Before the era of file sharing and Lovefilm, those people for whom the local Odeon had little to offer constantly […]

  • Spring edition of Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 86 is now out and includes profiles of Sylvia Pankhurst, the radio archives of the British Library and a project to catalogue all stage plays ever shown on UK television.

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 2 March 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes on politics, the British class system, philosophy and race relations. 1.  YES MINISTER (BBC2) View TRILT record For more information visit the BBC website 2. MELVYN BRAGG ON CLASS AND CULTURE  (BBC2) View TRILT record or […]

  • First Shakespeare CD with original pronunciation

    The British Library has just released a new audio CD, Shakespeare’s original pronunciation, featuring speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare would have heard them. Although there have been a handful of attempts to perform Shakespeare in the original pronunciation on stage, this is the first time that recordings have been made available worldwide for study […]

  • The way to search BUFVC collections is changing

    You can now search 9 of the BUFVC’s collections straight from the BUFVC homepage (beta version).  View almost 14 million film, television and radio records, dating from 1896 onwards, via a single search box. The new simple way to search will open up the stand-alone collections allowing you to discover new content and unexplored collections. […]

  • Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards

    The shortlists for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have been announced for the Best Photography Book Award and the Best Moving Image Book Award of 2012. The winners will be announced during the Sony World Photography Awards at the London Hilton, Park Lane, London, on Thursday 26 April 2012.   Best Moving Image Book Award Shortlist […]

  • JISC web survey

    JISC Website Survey 2012 This survey is part of the JISC’s ongoing commitment to keep improving the site for our users. By completing the survey, contributors also have the option to enter in a prize draw to win a £30 Amazon voucher. The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete. All data collected […]