Coming in August 2008
Newsfilm Online will be released as a resource for the UK Higher and Further Education community on the 1st August 2008. This online resource will give users access to over 3,000 hours of digitised news stories spanning the 20th century, including some primary research materials such as scripts and running orders. To access Newsfilm Online an institution will be required to sign a sub-licence free of charge (no subscription fee will be levied for 5 years). This sub-licence will be made available by JISC Collections in July 2008. Version 1.0 of the service will be launched in August 2008 with additional functionality being added from September 2008. Please visit www.nfo.ac.uk for access.
Newsfilm Online will open up new means for learning and teaching and create new research opportunities across many subjects disciplines. Newsfilm Online will help change the way we use moving images in education.
Online is planned to be one of the most exciting resources to be offered to
Higher and Further Education in the UK. 3,000 hours of television news and
cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive, is
to be made available online in high quality format for teaching, learning and
research. Newsfilm Online will be a gateway of unmatched richness to nearly one
hundred years of news, from the 1910s to the present day.
Newsfilm Online – research, replay,
redesign Newsfilm Online is an academic resource with
the added dynamic of moving pictures and sounds. Content will
be downloadable, allowing the user to edit material to suit their needs. It
is to be made available under an 'in perpetuity' licence meaning that these
newsfilms can be embedded in UK Higher and Further Education for years to
What's available now This
'demonstrator' web site is making some fifty news clips (approximately one hour
of material) freely available for downloading to all users. These clips are
arranged by theme and decade, and we welcome your comments on any of these. We
hope to add more clips to the site in due course. The main delivery of 3,000
hours will be in August 2008.
Who we are Newsfilm Online is
managed by the British Universities Film and Video Council ( BUFVC). We are a
representative organisation supporting the use of moving images and related
media in higher and further education and research. Among our many resources are
the British Universities Newsreels Database (BUND), the Television & Radio
Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) and an Off-Air Recording Back-Up
Service. The BUFVC is part-funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee
From 1 August 2008 Newsfilm Online will offer access to film and television news content to users throughout UK higher and further education. The newsfilm will be delivered in downloadable form. For subscription information please visit JISC Collections.