BBC Audio and Music Interactive released a public version of their audio annotator yesterday, entitled ‘Find Listen Label’. The annotator is browser-based and is being launched in collaboration with Radio 4′s “All in the Mind” (listen to episodes of this programme in our archive here).
The annotator works by allowing users registered on the BBC website to attach notes to parts of an audio ‘stream’, and displays those notes in a time-based and synchronised manner along with the media itself, much like our own Project Pad media tools suite. Tristan Ferne has more information on his blog about Find Listen Label, or you can try it yourself.
Coverage from the BBC Backstage blog:
Audio and Music have just launched their Annotatable Audio project. Tristan Ferne has the scoop.
We’ve just launched Find Listen Label, previously known as Annotatable Audio. It’s a tool for BBC Radio listeners to segment and annotate radio programmes on the web – wiki style – creating better navigation within the programme by providing segments or chapters and enhancing the findability of the programme by annotating it with descriptions and tags about the content. We’ve launched this prototype with Radio 4′s “All In The Mind” as a partner programme and it will be up for around 4 weeks before we evaluate how well it has worked.
It will start to become really powerful when/if we launch it across many of our programmes and start to use the generated data in other products and sites, and we have plans to open the data up to backstage.