BoB is getting an upgrade
This year will see a major upgrade for BoB National (Box of Broadcasts), including new features and an improved user experience. These developments are a result of feedback received from users.
The new BoB National will be launched in October 2013.
The new features will include:
– access to more than 500,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007, from the BBC archive
– an additional 13 foreign language channels
– an extended recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
– a new website look, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation.
– the ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously
– interactive transcripts and dynamic subtitle searches
– Apple iOS compatibility
– the ability to easily create clips and clip compilations, and share programmes and playlists via social media
– the option to make YouTube-style comments on progammes
– a quick link to the new BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines, allowing you the opportunity to reference rogrammes within your work easily.
Plus we will be moving the main BoB National system to a purpose-built datacentre, which will prevent any future disruption to BoB, previously caused by power shortages in central London.
[Adapted from BUFVC Press Release 22 April 13]