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Some facts and figures from British Library sounds

Archival Sound Recordings was one of the first projects to be funded under the JISC Digitisation Programme. The British Library released its initial batch of recordings online in 2007, and has continued to add new (and old !) recordings to this fascinating resource. There are now some 50,000 recordings available, including oral histories, classical music, […]

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New Musical Resource – Unheard and forgotten for 60 years

Over 2000 recordings by British and Irish Muscians have been digitised and made available online in a project by Kings College, London. The Musicains of Britain and Ireland 1900-1950 project is allowing listeners and researchers to rediscover leading musicians who were once household names. Most of the recordings are making their first public appearance since […]

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Learning on Screen 2009 – Call for Papers

The Learning on Screen Conference 2009 will be held at The Wellcome Collection (183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE) on 7th and 8th April 2009. This annual conference was established by the Society for Screen-Based Learning and focuses on the delivery of learning and research with moving image and sound – be it broadcasting, web […]

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Digitising Moral Panic – Video in the Classroom

Carol Green, from Craven College Skipton, was one of the first lecturers to use the NewsFilm Online resource in a classroom setting, selecting a suite of films from the archive that explore the idea of moral panic. In particular, she wanted to show her class of Journalism students that the idea of moral panic is […]

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Yesterdays’s Headlines …. Televised News Online

NewsFilm Online, launched last week, contains 60,000 digitised clips from the archives of ITN and other news sources. It’s an incredibly rich resource, featuring news stories relating to events such as the Suez crisis in 1956, Nelson Mandela’s first interview in 1961, the moon landing in 1969 and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales […]

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Will a BBC video archive swamp everything else?

Various events earlier in the summer gave the BBC the chance to parade their plans to digitise their entire back archive of televisual material. (Although it’s interesting to note there is little info on this on the BBC site itself, particularly on its archive pages). The plans are not new. Back in 2006, there were […]

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The scale of digitisation

The JISC’s Digitisation Advisory Group met at the British Film Institute (BFI) Archives in Berkhamsted, north of London. The BFI leads the JISC’s InView project, which is digitising 600 hours of unique moving image materials from their collection. However, as a tour organised by senior preservation manager Andrea Kalas demonstrated such digitisation is just scratching […]

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You Spin Me Round – Record Players Exhibition

As well as digitising several thousand sound files, the British Library Archival Sound Recordings project has made multiple digital images of record and music players from its artefacts collections. This includes gramophones from the 1890s right up to Sony cassette decks from the 1970s. The players have been photographed from multiple angles, allowing for the […]