Murray Weston

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Murray Weston

  1. 1. B • U • F • V • C British Universities Film & Video Council moving image knowledge and access www.bufvc.ac.uk Murray Weston Director, BUFVC
  2. 2. <ul><li>promotes the production, study and use of moving image and sound in UK higher education and research </li></ul><ul><li>• established in 1948 – in the BFI from 1968 - 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>• now core-funded by UK Higher Education Funding Councils </li></ul><ul><li>• more than 230 UK institutions subscribe as members </li></ul><ul><li>• delivers a range of services, advice, events and publications </li></ul><ul><li>• wider distribution of some information and content online </li></ul><ul><li>• undertakes research and project development </li></ul>British Universities Film & Video Council B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  3. 3. B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  4. 4. <ul><li>as instrument – for illustration, capable of immediate and frequent repeat, often making the inaccessible accessible </li></ul><ul><li>as enrichment – delivering subtly diverse or contrasting views which operate in the ‘affective’ - changing hearts and minds </li></ul><ul><li>as referable primary or secondary record – capable of use in historical research and scholarship or for cultural reference </li></ul><ul><li>as scientific device – with the ability to vary the time-base (for instance) to record results for the purposes of scientific record </li></ul><ul><li>as live communication – see a lecture, drop in on a conference, talk to your peers </li></ul><ul><li>as creative medium – for learning to communicate, inform or entertain </li></ul>What are moving pictures used ‘for’ in education? B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  5. 5. <ul><li>as instrument – for illustration, capable of immediate and frequent repeat, often making the inaccessible accessible </li></ul><ul><li>as enrichment – delivering subtly diverse or contrasting views which operate in the ‘affective’ - changing hearts and minds </li></ul><ul><li>as referable primary or secondary record – capable of use in historical research and scholarship or for cultural reference </li></ul><ul><li>as scientific device – with the ability to vary the time-base (for instance) to record results for the purposes of scientific record </li></ul><ul><li>as live communication – see a lecture, drop in on a conference, talk to your peers </li></ul><ul><li>as creative medium – for learning to communicate, inform or entertain </li></ul>What are moving pictures used ‘for’ in education? B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  6. 6. <ul><li>We have more than 100 years of recorded content –  BUT unlike text, in the UK there is: </li></ul><ul><li>• no statutory deposit </li></ul><ul><li>• no unified national catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>• poor research access </li></ul><ul><li>• no inter-library loan </li></ul><ul><li>• no arrangements for ‘fair dealing’ (yet) </li></ul><ul><li>• no developed culture of reference or review </li></ul><ul><li>• rare integration with text sources </li></ul><ul><li>• poor or non-existent teacher training for use </li></ul>Moving pictures – their status in scholarship B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
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  8. 8. <ul><li>What was that recording? </li></ul><ul><li>when was it recorded and by who? </li></ul><ul><li>why was it recorded? </li></ul><ul><li>what were they talking about? </li></ul><ul><li>who were the people in it? </li></ul><ul><li>how and when was the recording released? </li></ul><ul><li>how many people saw it? </li></ul><ul><li>is there any other related content? </li></ul><ul><li>is this sequence likely to have long term value? </li></ul><ul><li>how can I get hold of it? </li></ul><ul><li>what can I do with it? </li></ul>Importance of ‘context’ and ‘provenenace’ B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  9. 9. <ul><li>What was that recording? </li></ul><ul><li>when was it recorded and by who? </li></ul><ul><li>why was it recorded? </li></ul><ul><li>what were they talking about? </li></ul><ul><li>who were the people in it? </li></ul><ul><li>how and when was the recording released? </li></ul><ul><li>how many people saw it? </li></ul><ul><li>is there any other related content? </li></ul><ul><li>is this sequence likely to have long term value? </li></ul><ul><li>how can I get hold of it? </li></ul><ul><li>what can I do with it? </li></ul>Metadata is king (not always content) B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  10. 10. <ul><li>Newsfilm Online </li></ul><ul><li>• 3,000 hours of ITN and Reuters newsfilm catalogued and encoded in 65,000 segments for delivery online to authenticated users ‘in perpetuity’ plus thousands of scripts and running orders and some 10 million thumbnails due to be released during next six months by JISC </li></ul><ul><li>http://newsfilm.bufvc.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>see also </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. bufvc .ac. uk/databases/newsreels/ </li></ul>Work in progress ….. B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  11. 11. <ul><li>• high quality ‘finding’ systems with provenance </li></ul><ul><li>• detailed links to related content and context </li></ul><ul><li>• simple and elegant access arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>• maximum flexibility in licence terms for copying and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>• long-term access - ‘in perpetuity’? </li></ul><ul><li>• opportunities for exchange and use locally </li></ul><ul><li>• licence for public demonstration of work </li></ul>What most teachers and students want B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  12. 12. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  13. 13. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Film and Sound Online </li></ul><ul><li>• more than 7,000 items catalogued, prepared and delivered, for authenticated access (ATHENS) , using progressive download in at least two file formats, for a ten-year term </li></ul>Established service ….. B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  16. 16. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
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  19. 19. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  20. 20. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  21. 21. BUFVC online releases B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  22. 22. <ul><li>Television and Radio Index – TRILT </li></ul><ul><li>• 7.8 million records of UK television and radio transmissions – linked to 44,000 hours per annum of UK television retained as physical copies for supply (more than 300,000 hours held ) </li></ul><ul><li>copies of programmes delivered to users as DVDs, cassettes, or encoded as MediaPlayer or QuickTime files on CD </li></ul><ul><li>22,000 registered users </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Established service ….. B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
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  24. 29. <ul><li>• greater collaboration with owners </li></ul><ul><li>• a growing understanding of education’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>• formal reviews are working to clarify exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>• new licensing arrangements to be offered within exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>• ‘ sharing’ licences such as creative commons coming forward </li></ul><ul><li>What is needed? </li></ul><ul><li>international harmonisation and clarification for copyright exceptions and underlying licensing arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>greater communication with rights owners </li></ul>What’s ‘new’ in rights clearance for education? B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
  25. 30. <ul><li>www.bufvc.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>British Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Film & Video Council </li></ul><ul><li>77 Wells Street </li></ul><ul><li>LONDON </li></ul><ul><li>W1T 3QJ </li></ul><ul><li>020 7393 1500 </li></ul>B • U • F • V • C Moving Image Knowledge and Access
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