BoB's your uncle
We’ve just learned that the Library has had budget approval to subscribe to the BoB Box of Broadcasts service, which is great news for any academic colleagues interested in using TV and radio programmes (or excerpts thereof) to support their teaching.
Think of it as an academic iPlayer or Sky Plus box, that allows you to flag up forthcoming programmes you’d like to ‘record’ and make available online to your students. You can also create clips and composite playlists if you want your students to focus on particular bits of programmes. The material you’ve recorded is then retained for others, including your own future cohorts, to access indefinitely (or as long as the institution continues to subscribe to the service).
From an administrative perespective, BoB also makes life much easier insofar as it automatically completes the licensing return to the ERA which manages off-air broadcasting in HE.
A set of videos demonstrating activities in the system are available from:
Box of Broadcasts (BOB) – Record – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s4VMfSVat4
Box of Broadcasts (BOB) – Playlists – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHLf2oIuj5U
Box of Broadcasts (BOB) – Create – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWgC8OlyNuk
Box of Broadcats (BOB) – Overview – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI6rp77e5
I’ll post further details as soon as I have them.