Advanced Notice of BoB Service Downtime 11th -13th June 2018

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) will be unavailable between 11th – 13th June 2018. This is due to a Bob Home Screen server relocation. 

Learning on Screen are working very hard to minimise the impact of this move on BoB service delivery but it will be necessary to switch BoB off for up to 3 days whilst they move the equipment. 

BoB will be switched off on the morning of 11th June 2018 and will be completely unavailable during this time.Programmes broadcast during the down-period will be available retrospectively for most channels. Please note that Off-Airs can be ordered in advance during the down-time via TRILT and can be prioritised during this 3-day period.

If you have any questions about the above please contact alexandra.asman.1@city.ac.uk or  bob@bufvc.ac.uk

Library Staff Love #6: BoB

When you think of Bob, do you think of:

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Bob the Builder (Bob the Builder Balloon by Brian & Jaclyn Drum)

Or:

Bob Marley
Bob Marley (via Google Image Search)

Maybe even:

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Anna Wintour’s Hair Cut (photo by Daniel Case)

???

Well, it’s time to think again people.

Because when we talk about Bob, we’re really talking about BoB:

Blackadder II
Blackadder II on Box of Broadcasts

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.

BoB features in our collection alongside a range of other brilliant a/v resources, more details of which can found via CityLibrary Search or our marvellous Library Guides.

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.

Totes.