Introducing Box of Broadcasts (BoB!)
There’s a new resource available which gives you a choice of over 1 million TV + radio programmes online. This is thanks to iSolutions who have provided funding so that all UoS staff & students now have access to Box of Broadcasts (otherwise known as BoB National).
BoB is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service which enables all users to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. This has created a growing media archive (dating back to 2007) which can be watched using a range of devices including tablets and mobiles.
It is the additional things that people especially seem to like about BoB – that you can create clips of programmes to use in presentations, request recordings from the 7-day guide and compile playlists of favourites to share.
Take a look for yourself: BoB National (you need to login using your UoS username and password) and have a go at requesting a programme, creating a clip and setting up a playlist – tutorials showing you how to do all of these things can be found at Video Tutorials.
There’s lots of good things on BoB for WSA students, here’s a very small selection:
- Fabric of Britain: Knitting’s Golden Age
- Oh You Pretty Things: the Story of British Music and Fashion
- The September Issue (documentary about Anna Wintour and American Vogue)
- Shock of the New (documentary series tracing the development of modern art)
If you love BoB, I’d be interested to hear why: C.Hemmings@soton.ac.uk.
Clare Hemmings, October 2014.