Ashley Highfield live chat on BBCi talks about the BBC Creative Archive
by Martin Belam, 18 November 2003
The BBC's director of New Media & Technology did an interview on Friday for a BBCi Live Chat. There is now a transcript on the BBCi site. One question tried to nail down exactly what the BBC Creative Archive is going to be. Ashley said:
"The creative archive is an initiative to dig into the archive at the BBC, starting with our factual stuff, natural history etc. We'll see if we can't get some of that locked-up content archived, and provide it on the internet to download. It is predominantly intended as an educational tool, but we'll see how it goes. That's the idea. It's the beginning of a long journey to release the potential of all these locked-up tapes in the archive."