Archive for the 'Audiovisual' Category

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.


Black and White Movies

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 September 2012

NosferatuBlack and White Movies is a website devoted to public domain classic films with expired copyright. Some are available for download and new films are added all the time. Genre sections on Western, Action, Comedy, Horror, etc.

Jackson Pollock: Lights, Camera, Paint! (1951)

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 22 September 2012

Jackson Pollock 51Jackson Pollock 51, Hans Namuth’s tenĀ minuteĀ film of the artist painting on glass, can be streamed at Open Culture.

UK SoundMap

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 18 April 2011

The British Library’s UK SoundMap is an interactive map of soundscape recordings from around the country, contributed by members of the public, which charts Britain’s changing sonic environment.