|Person Describing Archive|
Celyn Harding Jones (2010); Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)
|Is this primarily a poetry audio site?|
N (Video, Audio, Text)
|Sponsoring Person or Institution|
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Culture Online Program: Department of Canadian Heritage
|Site Last Updated|
|General Description of Archive|
This is an online archive or CBC and Radio-Canada's video and audio (Tv, radio, movies, podcasts, etc) recordings. There are documentaries, TV shows, TV clips, Radio shows, Radio clips to browse. On the main page, there is a keyword search bar, as well as Featured, Recommended, Programs, On this Day, Great Inverviews, Most Popular clips, For Teachers and Guess Who? categories with featured clips.
|Description of archive history or URL|
Established in 2002, the archive collects over 12,000 online radio and television clips. The site has won the prestigious Prix Italia, along with other international awards. It is the largest online archive in Canada, and among the biggest in the world. It contains recordings for over 70 years of CBC programming. It attrachts over 600,000 visits monthly, and has no advertisements on the site.
Shireen Cuthbert, CBC Digital Archives, (416) 205-7738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Searchable by Keyword, as well as advanced search: Phrase, all words, at least one word; topics, educational activities, radio clips, guests and CBC personalities, Tv clips. You can also search by Keyword, People, Programs, Date, Activities.
|Relation from the audio to the text|
|Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items|
Broadcast date, duration, medium, program, speakers and host, updated date are all shown.
|Author bios and context within literary history|
There is sometimes a short Bio and explanation of the recording
|Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)|
Flip4Mac or Quicktime Streaming
|Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)|
Videos are available when the clip is a T.V. program. Pictures are shown when it is a radio clip.
|Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)|
The clip plays on the original screen, streaming in quick time or flip4mac.
UPDATE (Chelsea Obodoechina): Clip still plays on the original screen, just not using Quicktime or Flip4mac.
|Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)|
Browsing is good, as there are several categories and subcategories: Economics & Business, Arts & Entertainment, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Science & Tech....etc
|Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).|
|Interactivity and Web 2.0 features|
You can sign up for your own account and bookmark and save your favorite videos.