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UCLA Announces the UCLA Library Broadcast NewsScape

The UCLA Library has launched the UCLA Library Broadcast NewsScape, which contains more than 400,000 news programs from the United States and around the world from 2005 to the present. The collection provides streaming of news content and includes time-stamped closed caption texts of most broadcasts, offering advanced search functions to create a transformative platform that enables new and expansive possibilities for teaching, research and scholarship. The NewsScape service was created by scholars and faculty in the Department of Communications Studies at UCLA in close collaboration with the UCLA Library.

The UCLA Library first provided the NewsScape collection as a research and educational tool to the UCLA community in the winter of 2013. During this initial phase, it is accessible to all individuals with authenticated UCLA network credentials and those who connect from off-campus via the UCLA virtual private network. We hope to make the collection available to the broader University of California scholarly community of students, faculty and researchers in 2014.

Note for off-campus UCLA users: VPN access to the collection requires the use of a Cisco VPN client application or a built-in IPsec client. The PPTP protcol is not supported. Please consult the Bruin OnLine VPN documentation for configuration instructions for desktop and mobile operating systems.

Development of the technological infrastructure of the UCLA Library Brodcast NewsScape was partially funded by a National Science Foundation Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation grant. The project also received generous support from the Arcadia Fund and the UCLA Office of Instructional Development.

To begin using the NewsScape, type search terms in the field provided above and click "Search." The "Advanced Search" link leads to a page that offers several additional search options, including date ranges, television networks, and program titles. In its initial release to the UCLA campus, the collection will be fully searchable. Streaming of current news programming from major networks, however, is embargoed for 30 days.

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