British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

The Key to More Access

How improved data and a single search-box can open the door to greater content

Friday 2 December 2011, The Geological Society, Piccadilly, London

The BUFVC forum discussed how current BUFVC projects will result in improved and integrated access to moving image and sound content.

The BUFVC built on the ‘Power of the VHS’ events with the announcement of ambitious plans to join up television and radio holdings data held by both broadcasters & UK educational institutions with its own expanding integrated database.  The HEFCE funded project will be another step closer to providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for moving image and sound material.

Other projects discussed included:

  • BUFVC federated search – an innovative ‘all-in-one’ search engine accessing over 13 million records
  • Channel 4 & British Film Culture project
  • launch of latest EUscreen portal (Europe’s television heritage)
  • Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 60s and 70s

Presentations included issues faced during the project and how they were overcome to improve the end user experience and the resulting moving image and sound content.

A full programme can be downloaded here

Presentations from the event can be downloaded here.