Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

The University has recently subscribed to an innovative new service,  Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

BoB is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher/further education institutions which allows  you to record,  search, view and create  extracts of programmes broadcast on digital  and freesat television. This includes ten foreign language channels covering Spanish, French, Italian and German.  The content, which remains on the system indefinitely, is user selected and programmes can be scheduled 7 days in advance or retrieved from a 30 day buffer, post transmission. In total, users of BoB  have access to approximately one million programmes, including access to the full BBC Archive back to 2007.

The system also allows for the creation of playlists and multiple part extracts  which can be embedded in reading lists and Moodles  http://bobnational.net/faq#Thirty-One

They can also be shared and searched between authorised users and institutions, using the easy share options available. Please note, there is a 5 programme request/clip creation limit per 24 hour period. Please email  Eresources@lib.gla.ac.uk to have this increased, if necessary.

Access to BoB is currently available from the Library website  http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/library/  via Quicksearch and the Database A-Z s via your GUID. The first time you log in, you should select University of Glasgow from the list of institutions. After signing in with your GUID, you will be redirected to the BoB site and asked for your email address. After this, your account will be created and you can start to explore BoB National, even on your mobile device. Helpful video tutorials are available on the site  http://bobnational.net/video_tutorials

We would like your feedback on using BoB, email the Library with your feedback or any questions  Eresources@lib.gla.ac.uk



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