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British library radio collections


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British library radio collections

  1. 1. Semantic Media @ British Library RADIO COLLECTIONS Paul Wilson, 23 September 2013
  2. 2. Sicknotes Resonance FM, 12 Feb 2011
  3. 3. Onsite collection of over 200,000 hours
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  5. 5. More than 200 individual named radio collections
  6. 6. Analogue and digital challenges 2,000 hours of analogue audio (rear) Vs. 50,000 hours digital (hard drive)
  7. 7. Dual service provides access to on-site British Library collections… …and on-demand listening access to BBC Archive content
  8. 8. Unparalleled collections of British music radio back to 1930s
  9. 9. Radio content relevant to vast range of research subjects
  10. 10. Fig. 1: UK Radio transmission for year to Feb 2012 Chart represents estimated total licensed UK radio transmission excluding student, hospital and stations operating on restricted service licences
  11. 11. Fig. 2: Proportion known to be permanently archived
  12. 12. Collections track changing voices, accents, attitudes, national interests, cultural life… Cashmere Bouquet Trio: Radio Luxembourg, June 1935