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Viewfinder 76

vf76_smallViewfinder 76 was published in October 2009 and includes the supplement Media Online Focus (download MOF issue 37 in PDF format here).

Contents of this issue:

PRESERVING DIGITAL MEDIA

KEEP (Keeping Emulation Environments Portable) is a European project attempting to find a solution to the problems of future-proofing the archiving of digital media. Dr Dan Pinchbeck provides an introduction.

THE IBA/ITA ARCHIVES

Dr Hugh Chignell explains why and how the archive of the Independent Television Authority (ITA) and the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) can be of use to researchers.

SCREEN AND THE CITY

CINeSPACE is a project that aims to bring cities’ heritage to life, making use of the latest in location aware technology and multimedia content. Jennifer Armitage provides an overview

DIGITISING HUMAN COMMUNICATIONS

Matt Mahon provides an introduction to the CAVA (human Communication: an Audio-Visual Archive) project.

TWITTER IN EDUCATION

Jon Hickman argues that Twitter is a useful tool for academics.

REVIEWS

  • Dr Professor Tim Wall: Key Concepts in Radio Studies by Hugh Chignell
  • Dr Sheldon Hall: Movie Speak by Tony Bill
  • John Pymm & Crispin Dale: podcasting for Learning in Universities edited by Gilly Salmon & Palitha Edirisingha
  • Dr Nicola Pizzolato: America, Empire of Liberty 2 (CD)
  • Dr Miles Booy: WISE BLOOD (DVD)
  • Dr Toby Haggith: WAR REQUIEM (DVD)

MEDIA ONLINE FOCUS

  • Page I Synote by Mike Wald.
  • Page III Moving Image Gateway and Online Catalogues
  • Page IV Online Subject News

PROFILES

Continuing our series on notable practitioners in education and
media, John Riley looks at the life and work of Stanley Forman.

Front Cover:

The candlelit Jacobean Playhouse at the University of Bristol (see article page 17).