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Digitising Context: The Case Of The Radio Times

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Author(s): Andy O’Dwyer

Journal: View : Journal of European Television History and Culture
ISSN 2213-0969

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: audiovisual archives | broadcasting history | Radio Times | programme guides | bookscanning

ABSTRACT
The BBC is placing online their complete TV and radio schedule information going back to the formation of the BBC in 1922. For the very first time, the public, students and academics will be available to browse through detailed information on the BBC's broadcasting history. This has been made possible by a large scanning project of the BBC's programme guide magazine, the  Radio Times. Over eighty years of programme information has been scanned, digitised and made ready for access via the Internet. It will be possible to search through years, months and days to see programme titles. There will also be descriptions about these programmes as reflected in the Radio Times and information on the contributors, performers, directors and producers.  
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