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News Archive for May, 2012

  • BBC – Opening up the Archives

    The BBC’s Research & Development team have produced a 45-minute documentary about the process of opening up the Corporation’s archives and their migration to new media to enable fuller access. The first part of the videos can now be viewed at the R&D blog:

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 18 May 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes range from the return of the 7 Up series, the tribulations of the Euro, urban foxes and modern medicine. 1. 56 UP  (ITV1) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National More information is available on […]

  • Recent Gateway updates

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes nearly 1,200 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone or visit the Gateway at: http://bufvc.ac.uk/gateway/ Creative Loop This is a partnership that bridges the gap between […]

  • New Cookies & Privacy FAQ

    To comply witht he new regulations that came into effect on 26 May 2012, the BUFVC has published its Privace and Cookies Policy for its homepage at Bob National, which can be acccessed here: http://bufvc.ac.uk/aboutus/privacy-and-cookies-policy The Information Commisioner’s Office has published a new video that aims to answer many of the questions about the new […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 11 May 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes range from the history of newsreels, espionage, life in modern China and the pursuit of speed. 1. ST PAUL’S  (BBC2) View TRILT record 2. THE TOWN TAKING ON CHINA (BBC2) View TRILT record or watch now […]

  • Turning a Resource into an Open Educational Resource (OER)

    The Open Educational Resource Intellectual Property Rights / OER IPR Support Project aims to provide IPR and licensing support for JISC/HEA funded OER Phase 1, 2 and 3 projects in order to help them identify and manage IPR issues with particular emphasis on the use of Creative Commons Licences. They have recently published an animation […]

  • Moving Image Gateway updates

    The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes nearly 1,200 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone or visit the Gateway at: http://bufvc.ac.uk/gateway/   BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE CORPUS PROJECT www.bslcorpusproject.org/ The ESRC-funded BSL Corpus […]

  • Creative Commons 4.0

    Creative Commons, which promotes access to open resources, has requested comments and contributions for their latest draft proposals. Their main goals are: Producing a 4.0 suite that addresses pressing challenges of important adopters, including those in countries where localized version of CC licenses have not existed, and never may, for any number of reasons; Maximizing […]

  • Classics on TV: Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen

    In June the BFI is launching a season of rarely-seen-before TV productions of Greek tragedy, offering a fascinating range of approaches to screen presentations of ancient Greece in association with Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television, an AHRC-funded research project based in the School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster. These plays […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 4 May 2012 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service include programmes range from drama to social documentary, from depictions of Ancient Rome to modern child rearing. 1.MAKING SLOUGH HAPPY (BBC2) View TRILT record For more information visit the BBC website 2. THE DOLL: SHORT STORIES BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER (BBC […]