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Archive for October, 2012

ZineWiki: the independent media wikipedia

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 8 October 2012

ZineWiki is an open-source encyclopedia devoted to zines and independent media. It covers the history, production, distribution and culture of the small press.

The Zine & E-Zine Resource Guide

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 8 October 2012

Sniffin GlueThe Zine and E-Zine Resource Guide is a collection of essays focusing on the history of zines and the underground press scene. Essays include Stephen Perkins’ ‘Approaching the ’80s zine scene: a background survey and selected annotated bibliography’, with chapters on punk zines, mail art, and artists’ magazines.

New services at the British Library

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 2 October 2012

British LibraryThe British Library is making available three new sound and moving image services in its Reading Rooms:

BBC Pilot Service
A trial service bringing together the BBC’s programme catalogue, Radio Times data and BBC television and radio programmes recorded off-air from mid-2007 to the end of 2011. There are approximately 2.2 million catalogue records and 190,000 playable programmes, both television and radio.

Broadcast News
This service provides access to daily television and radio news programmes from seventeen channels (fifteen TV, two radio) broadcast in the UK since May 2010, recorded off-air by the British Library.

TRILT (Television & Radio Index for Learning & Teaching)
TRILT is a database of all UK television and radio broadcasts since 2001 (and selectively back to 1995). It covers every channel, every broadcast and every repeat, some 15 million records so far and growing by a million per year.

More information here.