The Research Education Space (RES) project is being jointly delivered by Jisc, the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), and the BBC. Its aim is to make it easier for teachers, students and academics to access material held in the public collections of broadcasters, museums, libraries, galleries and publishers.
The RES open platform, built by the BBC, organises and indexes documents, data, images, TV and radio programmes and other rich descriptive resources from public sector institutions in the UK and beyond. The new platform has a major benefit over other search engines as it provides greater confidence in using assets that do not breach copyright.
The technologies and standards developed as part of the project will be published openly. The project partners are also exploring ways of maintaining the core aggregation and indexing services.
The aim is for RES to contribute towards establishing a wider digital public space in the cultural, heritage, and education sectors.