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Society of Archivists Conference, Paper available.

Good afternoon

Below is a link to the Text of a paper delivered by Sean Street, director, The Centre for Broadcasting History Research, the Media School, Bournemouth University, and David Lee, director, The Wessex Film and Sound Archive, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, at the Society of Archivists conference, Bristol, 3 September 2009.

Just copy and paste the link into your browser to view the document.

Many thanks


Introductions and link to conference paper.

First of all, I should introduce myself. My name is Steve Parton, I am the new Subject Librarian for the Media School, here at Bournemouth University. You may be aware that Matt has moved on, having relocated to a different part of the country. I am excited to be carrying on the fantastic work he did, including contributing to this blog.

For my first post, I thought I’d provide a link to conference paper Profesor Sean Street and Matt Holland submitted back in April on the LBC Independent Radio News Archive.
Street, S. and Holland, M., 2009. Spreading the Word, Protecting the Rights. In: Unlocking Audio 2 – Connecting with Listeners, 16-17 Apr 2009, The British Library, London, UK.

For various reasons, the paper could not be delivered back in April, but it is available to read in full from the link below.

Many thanks


Turn your radio on

The Centre for Broadcasting History Research, hosted a series of six public talks on broadcasting themes at the Study Galleryin Poole. Two of the talks were on topics relating to Independent Radio. Tony Stoller, former Chief Executive of The Radio Authority talked about relationship between Independent Radio and the music industry(see link to Emma Wray’s talk below).  The text of Tony’s talk is now available. Those who attended the original presentation were able to experience the full version with musical clips cued in. In this version the clips are referenced in the text only.


Independent Radio Comes to Dorset

BISA Training Day

Prof. Sean Street (Bournemouth University), Stanley Peters (Project Manger for LBC/IRN Project – Bournemouth University) and David Lee (Director of the Wessex Film and Sound Archive) will be presenting papers on the ILR and LBC/IRN projects at the next BISA training day on Friday 5 June 2009.

ILR Database are released in a test version

The three independent radio databases are now released in a test version. You can search them at

ILR Sharing and ILR South are complete. New material will be periodically uploaded to LBC/IRN over the next six months.

You can find out more about each project by looking at pages About and the FAQ’s on each project web page.

Access to these databases is free, however, if you want to listen to the audio you will need to login with an ATHENS Account.

The LBC/IRN also has a specially written Case Study which provides an overview of LBC/IRN and is a useful route into the database.

Brian Hayes writes about independent radio advertising

Following a previous post on Advertising on Radio 4, the presenter of the programme, Brian Hayes, now has a blog in which he talks about the programme and independent radio advertising.