Unlocking the BBC Archive

Unlocking the BBC Archive

Wednesday, 8 March, 2023
5:30pm for 6:00pm

Location

Everyman Kings Cross
14-18 Handyside Street
London
N1C 4DN
United Kingdom
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How digitisation and the Cloud have made the BBC's hidden treasures more accessible.

In this session, RTS London looks at how new technology has opened up the BBC Archive as a source of new resources and user experiences, enabling producers, educators, and the public to access an incomparable volume of audio and video content. The switch to modern digital architectures is enabling transformational process change, leading to more efficient forms of discovery and curation, and far greater accessibility.
 
The BBC Archives Technology & Services team will show how machine learning has helped to construct new content, including an in-depth look at how the BBC’s widely celebrated Centenary promotional videos were made. They’ll also explore the challenges of extensive digitisation and its ongoing preservation. 

As technological change continues to sweep across all aspects of our lives, this session is a great opportunity to find out how the BBC Archive is refreshing its contribution to our cultural heritage, in support of our digital future.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine over which to continue the discussion in the bar afterward. Please note this event has now sold out but will be recorded. Join the waiting list to be notified when this is released. You will also be notified if physical places become available. 

Chair:
Brendan Mallon - Head of Product & Services, BBC AT&S

Panel:
Claire Coss - Head of Product Library & Curatorial Services, BBC AT&S
Lynne Dent - Executive Product Manager, BBC AT&S
Mark Glanville - Senior Architect, BBC AT&S

Producer: Carol Owens

Venue:
Screen 2
Everyman Kings Cross
14-18 Handyside Street
London N1C 4DN

Public transport:

BY TUBE
King's Cross St Pancras (Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines)

BY NATIONAL RAIL
King's Cross Station and St Pancras Station

BY BUS
Bus 390 stops at Randell's Road

Parking:
There is no parking provided on site, however there is public parking in the vicinity. The nearest pay car parks are St. Pancras Station Car Park and King's Cross Station Car Park.

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How digitisation and the Cloud have made the BBC's hidden treasures more accessible.