When you think of Bob, do you think of:
Well, it’s time to think again people.
Because when we talk about Bob, we’re really talking about BoB:
Box of Broadcasts (or BoB) is a fantastic archive of material recorded off-air allowing you to watch programmes, schedule to record shows and compile playlists of your TV and Radio favourites. You can even create clips to be included in your presentations or teaching sessions, as well as reference clips in your assignments and literature reviews.
As an educational resource only made available to UK higher and further education institutions, BoB opens up a tremendous avenue for research, especially as its scope extends beyond the UK and into several foreign language channels.
Alex from our Acquisitions Team is a fan of BoB and wanted to recommend it as a favourite Library resource:
“When I’ve missed something on TV, and it’s too late for iPlayer/catch up, I check to see if it’s on BoB… I was annoyed when I just missed the new series of Happy Valley recently, and then saw that it was on BoB. Great! And I could revisit the first series too if I wanted…”
Obviously, Alex was using BoB as part of his commitment to continual professional development, keeping up to date with key Library resources.