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The BBC Archives' Work Experience scheme provides an excellent opportunity to discover how our vast multimedia collections are managed. Applications for placements are open for two weeks from 15th February, 2016.
The BBC Archives' work experience scheme provides a rare insight into the workings of the BBC’s vast multimedia collections. This month we are featuring contributions from some of the people who have participated in our placements in Salford and London.
The BBC's collections comprise one of the largest broadcast archives in the world. Applications for the latest work experience placements are open until the 31st May, 2015. BBC Archives' will be accepting applications through the main BBC Careers website. On this occasion placements are based in Salford and London.
Find out how the News Archive Project raided the BBC vaults to answer the question ‘Did the 1966 World Cup mark the birth of modern football?"
In February 2014 we announced that BBC Archives, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, were launching a project to develop a touch-table application in order to showcase extracts from the archive and make them accessible to the audience in a new and exciting way. Read the background to the project from BBC Archives' Garry Campbell and scroll to the bottom for the latest update.
Following a collaboration between BBC Archives colleagues at MediaCityUK, the Archive Centre in west London and the Salford based station, the 20 year history of BBC Radio 5 Live is available to listen to and download by BBC Staff at their desktops. Senior Media Manager, Jeremy Hinks, explains more.
When the BBC was born, sound was its medium. Within a year the Music Library was set up to be at the heart of BBC’s music making. Now you can find out more about the workings of the team plus see exclusive archive at "Knowing the Score", a special, free exhibition at the Barbican, (7th July - 27th August, 2015).
BBC Parliament to broadcast a remastered version of Sir Winston Churchill's State Funeral - 50 years on
How BBC Archives, BBC Parliament and BBC Studios & Post Production collaborated to deliver a complete version of historic footage for the rebroadcast of The State Funeral of Winston Churchill.
You can access the BBC Written Archives' Centre if you are an academic in higher education undertaking accredited research, a writer commissioned to write a book or article on BBC history, or undertaking research for a commercial project. The Archives are open to non-BBC researchers, by appointment only, between 9.30am-5.00pm, Wednesday-Friday.
Reflections on Christopher Isherwood from the archive plus "Victorian Strangeness" in the 19th century press.
This week, thanks to archive from The Sky at Night, we see Patrick Moore exploring images from Mars via the American probe, Mariner 6. To complement the new BBC Four collection we’re also releasing a series of images from Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars. Fans will easily recall “Beware Sutekh”, the famous Mars distress signal detected by the Marconiscope…
Rob Cooper from BBC Research & Development explains how their work with Oxford University is opening up new ways to search archive footage.
The Proms celebrates its 120th year in 2015 and while the BBC Archives' Pronunciation Unit is not quite as old - its first incarnation was the Advisory Committee on Spoken English formed in 1927 - we will be on hand to support and aid our broadcasters with the pronunciation of musicians and music titles as we have in the past.
Archive around William Golding's seminal novel and an unusual archive of photographs ranging from the 1890s to 1922.
It's 50 years this week since the first transmission of Tomorrow's World, a flagship BBC science programme that reached audiences of 10 million. See a collection of images through the years and more in our Flickr gallery.
It's thirty years this week since Chris Bonington reached the summit of Everest, as a member of the Norwegian Everest Expedition of 1985. As the climbing season commences again explore archive and contemporary content around the lure of the world's largest mountain.
Take a fresh look at the life of Spike Milligan through exclusive personal archive plus interviews and selected sketches.
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