Insight into using digital media - BUFVC


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Sergio Angelini from BUFVC gave an introduction to the services provided with digital media. "Insight into using digital media" webinar. All the resources are available at

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Insight into using digital media - BUFVC

  1. 1. moving image and sound, knowledge and accessSergio AngeliniInformation & Publications 7393 1506
  2. 2. BUFVC – who we areFounded in 1948 – now over 60 years of accumulatedknowledgeEstablished by academic staff to exchange knowledgeand informationBUFVC members include 84% of all UK HEIs.Represents and serves the interests of nearly 300subscribing members, 216 of which are HE/FE sectorestablishmentsLimited company with charity status
  3. 3. BUFVC - what we doAccess – core services allow HEIs to access moving image and soundthrough a range of databases, online & offline services.Expertise – sharing information and advice through specialistknowledge – practice, sources, copyright; courses, events, etc.Advocacy – encouraging high quality use of and access to movingimage and sound in education. HE/FE, industry, national bodies,legislators, HEFCE/Jisc, etc.Research – partnering with academia and industry to create highquality research outputs that can be re-used
  4. 4. Introduction to the BUFVC• provides an information and support service for movingpictures in UK higher and further education and research• funded by HEFCE, through the Jisc and by membershipsubscriptions• Off-Air Recording Back-Up Service• information Service – library and online databases• research projects – Shakespeare, David Lean, ScreenHeritage, EU Screen, Channel 4 Films• courses• publications• consultation•
  5. 5. What can the BUFVC do for you?
  6. 6. BUFVC’s Information Service• Up-to-date information on film and television collections• Details of selected learning and teaching materials available on videoand online• Comprehensive UK TV and radio listings• Hosts film and radio collections• Learning On Screen Awards• Copyright advice• Answering queries by phone, fax, e-mail, slow-mail …
  7. 7. Copyrightsome websites worth checkingEducational Recording Agency – Property Office – of the Listener & Viewer – and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) UK Statute Law Database (
  8. 8. Copyrightsome websites worth checkingWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Legal – Navigator - –
  9. 9. BUFVC databases
  10. 10. Find DVDsfind that title…BUFVC database of audiovisual material for use in higher and further educationprevious system known as HERMEScontains over 30,000 individual recordsrecords are selected from distributors’ cataloguescan search by subject, title, personality, distributor, year and formatupdated live
  11. 11. News on Screenfind that news story…based on Slade Film History Register, established in 1969funded 1995-1999 to create a database of British newsreel records, 1910-1979over 80,000 documents (commentary scripts, dope sheets, shot lists etc)audio interviews available onlinelinks directly to online Pathe newsreels19,000 cinemagazine stories including RoundaboutOver180,000 recordsNew sections devoted to David Lean and InterUniversity History Film Consortium
  12. 12. Radio ResourcesRadio at BUFVCStream or download hundreds of radio programmesMade between 1983 and 1990 for the independent Local Radio Sharing SchemeAvailable exclusively to UK educationFree at the point of use
  13. 13. ChronicleBBC Northern Ireland TV news the 1960s and 70sBBC News coverage from 1963 to 1976Free accessRequires signing of a sub-licenceAuthentication via Athens / ShibbolethOnly available to UK educational institutionsCurrently holds 4,000 titlesUsers can enhance content with individual researchUnique hosting of BBC material by a third party
  14. 14. Other BUFVC databasesTVTiP – from the TV Times, the ITV listings magazinecovers all ITV and Channel 4 programmes 1955 to 1985This Week – first ITV current affairs series, 1956 to 1992Radio Research Database – radio-centred academic research in the UKShakespeare – Shakespeare on film, television and radioCurrently lists over 7,400 titlesUpdated every month
  15. 15. Television and Radio Index forLearning and Teaching (TRILT)• find that television or radio programme…• detailed index to British television and radio - 1.3 million records peryear – over 16.5 million total• virtually comprehensive data from 2001; selected records back to1995• data available in advance of transmission and held retrospectively• searchable by criteria including title, credits, channel, contentdescription, genre• selected records enhanced• linked to BUFVC’s Off-air Recording Back-up Service•
  16. 16. BUFVC Off-Air Recording Back-up Servicerecordings retained from June 1998programmes can be located back to 1990Terrestrial channels: BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4, fiveDigital channels: BBC 3, BBC 4, More4BBC Radio 4 (from September 2008) and BBC Radio 7 / 4 Extra (sinceSeptember 2009)24-hour coveragerecording digitally since 2001 (MPEG2 at 4.5 megabits per second)choice of format - VHS, CD or DVDOff-airs now recorded straight to blu-ray
  17. 17. BoB National – Box of BroadcastsRecord TV & RadioFull online serviceShared service for all staff & students - create clips,Share playlists & programmes, tag, comment, rateSchedule 7 days ahead of broadcastRetrieve missed showsSubscriber keep recordings indefinitelySwitch subtitles on/offView full screen
  18. 18. Sergio AngeliniBritish Universities Film & Video 7393 1500
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