Category Archives: Videos

Licensing Data as Open Data

One of the findings that has emerged clearly from the JISC UK OER Programme and from theUK JISC Discovery work is that for a healthy content ecosystem, information about the content needs to be available to many different systems, services and users. Appropriately licensing the metadata and feeds is crucial to downstream discovery and use. The JISC OER IPR Support … Read more

Rewriting History: The JISC/ Wikipedia World War One Editathon

The Wikipedia page on the World War One attracts approximately 7.3 million page views per year, 597,945 for the month of June 2012 alone. Add this to the number of page views for June 2012 the plethora of related WW1 articles from the Treaty of Versailles (114,190, ~1.4m/year), to the Battle of Somme (56,071, ~680k/year), … Read more

Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s

In partnership, the BBC, JISC and the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), today announce the launch of Chronicle, a project to make BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s available to the academic community online. The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was … Read more

Video event report: Building Digital Capacity Seminar: Creative use of archives

As part of the BBC Academy and Arts Council England joint Building Digital Capacity programme, the SCA was very pleased to participate in its creative use of archive workshop. It focused on how to share existing archive content with an audience on a digital platform and explored new ways of engaging audiences with archive content. … Read more

News: Introducing Chronicle – BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 60s and 70s

The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was founded in the 1920’s but it remains largely inaccessible, held on film or videotape and indexed to serve the needs of programme-makers within the BBC. Chronicle is a new project that explores how material from the BBC’s extensive archive of … Read more