Saturday, May 13, 2006

What's Up's loyal correspondent and founding mentor Peter Scott, retired from the U. of S. and now a roving library internet guru to the world, keeps an eye out for fascinating web resources that the global What's Up community needs to know about. Among his latest gems is Newsfilm Online, planned to be 3,000 hours of British television news and cinema newsreels, taken from the huge collection of the ITN/Reuters archive, is to be made available online in high quality format for teaching, learning and research. Newsfilm Online will, if it does say so itself, be a gateway of unmatched richness to nearly one hundred years of news, from the 1910s to the present day. This demonstrator web site is making some fifty news clips (approximately one hour of material) freely available for downloading to all users. These clips are arranged by theme and decade, and we welcome your comments on any of these. We hope to add more clips to the site in due course. The main delivery of 3,000 hours will be in February 2007. Check it out at: