Travelling in time with the BBC archive by Roly Keating
2011 is turning out to be an important year for archives – and not just the BBC’s. Earlier in the year I wrote here about the change in some our service licences that will allow more and more selections from the BBC’s programme library to be published freely and permanently on the web. Radio 4 listeners are already enjoying the benefits: if you haven’t checked out the addictive archive of Desert Island Discs please go there now (though do come back). And later this month BBC Four will be launching the first of its own online collections from the TV archive – more on that soon.