University of Bath: Audio Visual Unit

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Sourcing TV and Radio materials for teaching

  

📥  Service, Systems

The University has use of the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) to source material from the TV and Radio.

bob-logo3 http://bobnational.net/

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes).

There are extensive tutorials on their website of how to use the system:

http://bobnational.net/video_tutorials

The channel source list is extensive:

  • Digital Freeview
  • News/ Current Affairs
  • Regional
  • Foreign Language
  • Radio
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It also includes many of the UK regional variations from the Digital freeview services.

http://bobnational.net/channels_available_on_bob

The BoB system will cite programmes correctly for you (referencing), and you can create specific clips of programmes to embed in presentations.
You can also embed a link directly into moodle if you want to do so.

The University's BoB contact is the Service Manager (AV) - Rob Hyde. Please contact Rob if you would like to know any more about it.

 

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