Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Box of Broadcasts - new electronic resource

The Library has subscribed to Box of Broadcasts (BoB), an off-air recording and media archive service. The archive currently offers over 45,000 TV and radio programmes covering all genres.

The BoB TV scheduling service allows users to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.  After a programme is recorded users can stream a Flash video in a web page - in a similar way to BBC's iPlayer.

BoB stores recorded TV and Radio programmes in an archive. Users can record programmes, watch programmes from the archive, create clips, search for programmes coming up in the next seven days by title or keyword, compile their favourite shows into playlists and share these with others.

Access to Box of Broadcasts is available on campus and also off campus within the UK. Programmes may be played to groups on Brookes premises only and only for teaching purposes. Programmes viewed off-campus are strictly for use in the course of study.

Access is available via the Databases pages on the library website: http://opac.brookes.ac.uk/www-bin/ejnls?D Select B and scroll down for Box of Broadcasts. Users need to use their Athens account and first time users need to register - there are further details on the Database page including a link to a guide.

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