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Opening Up the Archives: Part 5- Finding the Content

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Ant Miller Ant Miller | 11:50 UK time, Wednesday, 18 July 2012

After a brief hiatus we are returning to our continuing serial- Opening Up the Archives.  In this week's episode Alex Mansfield introduces us to the complexities and challenges of metadata.   From the written archives come a lifetime's worth of Radio Times back copies, which Bill Thompson explains are in fact crucial repositories of historical information about broadcasting in the UK. 

 

Radios Times 9-15th February 1985. Part of the archive of Radio Times that provides a crucial historical metadata store for the BBC.

 

 And back in the archives themselves, Alex waxes lyrical on the nature of one of the finest recordings within the BBC's extensive collection.

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 Our final episode will be posted next week, and to see previous episodes go to this listing of all the blog posts in this series.

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