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“The BBC is working hard to make access to its historically important archives easier and simpler. Educational use of archive material is increasingly important in teaching and research, and our collaboration with BoB is a very effective way to make more off-air recordings available.” Tony Ageh, controller, BBC Archives and Digital Public Space


new searchable transcript function. This enhanced search functionality ensures that it is easier to discover content, whilst it also opens up news programmes, where metadata can be limited.


Research education space The enhanced access to additional BBC programmes as well as the major upgrade to the BoB service has been delivered through a partnership between the BUFVC, Jisc and the BBC. This collaboration over BoB is


the first concrete expression of a much larger educational initiative, the research and education space, or RES. RES will make a wide range of


licensed assets from a number of collections available for research and teaching use within the UK, and BoB, which already


BELOW: BoB postcard.


operates under the ERA+ licence, is a ready-made enabler for this. The project therefore supports Jisc’s goal to increase the scale and use of digital assets within research and education and aligns with the BBC’s public purposes of promoting education and learning and delivering to the public the benefit of emerging communications, technologies and services. Lorraine Estelle, executive director of


content and discovery at Jisc, said: “Jisc exists to expand and improve UK research and education. The growth of BoB creates a wonderful opportunity for researchers to delve deep into a treasure trove of additional BBC TV, film and radio content. This will enable us to understand more about the history of audiovisual media and provide


invaluable opportunities to study the UK’s evolving broadcast culture.” ET


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