Friday, September 05, 2008

Independent Radio Weblog UK

Interesting new weblog tucked away in Southern England out there on the Interwebs.

The Independent Local Radio [ILR] blog reflects work in progress on three ILR projects lead by Professor Sean Street Director of The Centre for Broadcasting Research, part of The Institute for Media and Communication Research in the The Media School, Bournemouth University.

The projects are:

* The Programme Sharing Archive: The Felicity Wells memorial Collection of independent radio (1973-1990). Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC]. Access to this resource requires an ATHENS Account;
* The Wessex Film and Sound Archive Commercial Radio Collection (1973-1990). Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] - due in September 2008;
* The LBC/IRN Audio Archive (1973-1992). Funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee [JISC] Digitisation programme - due in July 2009.

The British Universities Film and Video Council [BUFVC] is hosting the final project outputs, which will be searchable as individual resources and across all three projects.

While we work towards building the finished resource, this blog will share expertise, early views on digitised content and be a focus for communication with the many interested people in academia and in the radio industry.

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