Monday, October 6
BBC to put archive online
It will actually consist of two separate, but possibly integrated archives. The internet media player (IMP) will enable users to download programs initially up to a week old, whereas the creative archive will enable them to use much older clips from programs for their own use. There will be legal, financial, and technological problems, but the hopes are to get as much of the archive as possible online. The radio archive goes back to 1922; the TV archive since 1936. The article estimates that nothing of note will happen before the chapter renewal in 2006.