5 December 2013

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National - becoming BIGGER and better soon

Advance notice of an exciting new upgrade to BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National, our unique shared online TV and radio recording subscription, and one of our most heavily-used e-resources.

The planned upgrade is the most substantial one since BoB's launch in 2009, and is the result of user feedback. It will deliver a range of new features and much more content.

Please note: BoB will be unavailable between 13-23 December 2013 to prepare for the re-launch on 6 January 2014, so do plan your work accordingly. 

New features and content
  • access to more than 900,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007, direct from the BBC archive
  • an additional 13 foreign language channels
  • an extended 30 day 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 programmes
  • a one-click citation reference, allowing you to easily cite programmes within your work, based on the BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines
  • case studies showing how BoB and audio-visual archive material can be used in innovative and effective ways within education

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