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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom, with its headquarters at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff. Its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The BBC is an autonomous public service broadcaster that operates under a Royal Charter. Within the United Kingdom its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all United Kingdom households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to record and/or receive live television broadcasts; the level of the fee is set annually by the British Government and agreed by Parliament. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: BBC)

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Metadata related to 'bbc' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'bbc': 138 (7.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'bbc' across all Ariadne articles: 407
  • Average number of references to 'bbc' per Ariadne article: 2.95
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'bbc': 1996-03
  • Trending factor of 'bbc': 55.5 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'bbc':

  1. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. adrian pearce (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. jeffrey darlington (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy finney (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. graeme west (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Down Your Very Long Way Away

We take a look at the library and networking facilities in more remote places around the world; in this issue, we feature the Faroe Islands.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

How to Grow Gossamer and Keep It Untangled

George Munroe describes the experiences in establishing a large institutional web site.

November 1996, issue6, feature article

Copyright Battles: The Shetland News

Charles Oppenheim takes a look at the Shetland Times versus Shetland News copyright case, and its implications for users of the World Wide Web.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Mind the Gap!

Sheila and Robert Harden describe the making of their public library Web pages.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

Copyright Issues in Projects Funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme

After several months experience of dealing with copyright and the eLib programme, Charles Oppenheim returns to the major issues that have a risen.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Wire: Interview with Icarus Sparry

In his own words, Icarus Sparry tells us how what he is doing at the University of Bath, as well as revealing his own opinions on various aspects of networking, such as firewalls and network charging.

March 1997, issue8, regular column

Cybercollege Scorecard: How Does Your University Score?

Tony Durham, multimedia editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, explains how to determine whether cultural change has affected your institute of learning.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Access to Newspapers and Journals for Visually Impaired People: The Talking Newspaper Association of the UK

Neil H. McLachlan describes the work and electronic products of the Talking Newspaper Assocation (TNAUK).

July 1997, issue10, review

Digital Libraries '97

David Nichols reports on the important international conference: Digital Libraries '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

Search Engines Corner

Dave Beckett discusses the best of the search engine features.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Public Libraries: Virtual Library - False Dawn?

Frank Webster and Lorcan Dempsey exchange views on virtual libraries.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Tiny TV: Streaming Video on the Web

Philip Hunter squints at the world through RealPlayer and MediaPlayer windows.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Search Engines: The Altavista Relaunch, Personalised Search Engines

Phil Bradley on the Altavista relaunch, and Personalised Search Engines.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Convergence of Electronic Entertainment and Information Systems

John Kirriemuir explores the technology and impact of expanding internet access.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Broadband TV

Philip Hunter links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Planet SOSIG

Justine Kitchen of the Resource Discovery Network Centre reports on the recent SOSIG relaunch, and Debra Hiom explores New Learning and Teaching Support Networks in the Social Sciences

March 2000, issue23, regular column

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Metadata: I Am a Name and a Number

Paul Miller on Digital Object Identifiers.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Metadata: Preservation 2000

Michael Day reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.

January 2001, issue26, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2001, issue28, news and events

Migration: A Camileon Discussion Paper

Paul Wheatley explores migration issues for the long-term preservation of digital materials.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Evolution of Portable Electronic Books

Ruth Wilson charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless

Marieke Napier on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Planet SOSIG

Emma Place and Dave Boyd describe a new feature on SOSIG called 'Experts Choice', and report on upcoming events.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod's second outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.

April 2002, issue31, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 32: The Grid -The Web Twenty Years On?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 32.

July 2002, issue32, editorial

Public Libraries: Building Better Library Services

Penny Garrod on the recently published Audit Commission Report: Building Better Library Services.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Search Engines: The New Kids on the Block - Copying Or Competing?

Search Engines: Phil Bradley The new kids on the block - copying or competing? This article looks at who is providing the competition for Google and Ixquick, and provides some food for thought for those who use these two search engines.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Web-archiving: Managing and Archiving Online Documents and Records

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation Coalition Forum held 25th March 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

5 Step Guide to Becoming a Content Provider in the JISC Information Environment

Andy Powell describes steps which content providers can take to integrate their resources into the JISC IE.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Web Watch: An Accessibility Analysis of UK University Entry Points

Brian Kelly reports on the accessibility of entry points of UK University Web sites.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Portals, Portals Everywhere

Ian Dolphin, Paul Miller and Robert Sherratt report on two conferences over the summer which explored the progress being made in deploying institutional portals of various forms.

October 2002, issue33, event report

Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002

Penny Garrod reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Syndicated Content: It's More Than Just Some File Formats?

Paul Miller takes a look at issues arising from the current enthusiasm for syndicating content to portals or other web sites, and offers some guidelines for good practice.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 36: This Time the Cavalry Showed Up

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 36.

July 2003, issue36, editorial

Domesday Redux: The Rescue of the BBC Domesday Project Videodiscs

Jeffrey Darlington, Andy Finney and Adrian Pearce describe the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Project of 1986, and explain how its unique multimedia collection has been preserved.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

Just a Distraction?: External Content in Institutional Portals

Ruth Martin and Liz Pearce reflect on stakeholders' views of external resources within institutional portals and highlight the findings of recent PORTAL Project research.

July 2003, issue36, feature article

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