Some background information about the Box of Broadcasts service.
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is provided as a subscription service by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) for UK higher and further education institutions in collaboration with Bournemouth University.
The University subscribes to the BoB National service which enables all staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 60 TV and radio channels.
The recorded programmes are kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive with all content shared by users across every subscribing institution.
The system allows staff and students to record and catch-up on missed programmes on and off-campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into VLEs, share what they are watching with others and search a growing archive of material.
The upgrade and re-launch of the service on 6th January 2014 provided an improved user interface and additional functions including searchable programme transcriptions and one click citation.
This article was published on Jan 6, 2014