Using Audio in Higher Education

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Here is what some of our clients and users say:

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‘On personal recommendation, I used Backdoor Broadcasting to record a podcast of the conference on the city of Granada I organized recently in Cambridge and I am absolutely delighted with the result. The recording was carried out to the highest standard, discreetly and efficiently. The podcast was up and available upon my departmental website within hours, and it looks terrific. I was particularly pleased that the Powerpoint slides used by the speakers can also be viewed via the podcast. Backdoor Broadcasting is excellent value for money, and provides a unique service in allowing cutting-edge research to be widely available online for the duration, and I would recommend it enthusiastically.’

Lecturer in Spanish, Peterhouse
Lorna Close Fellow in Spanish
Director of Studies in Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of Cambridge

Dr Elizabeth Drayson   
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Backdoor Broadcasting Company has dramatically enlivened the presentation of research carried out at Birkbeck, University of London. René Wolf and his team are not just extraordinarily efficient technicians, but their deep understanding of academic work, especially in the humanities and social sciences, has meant that our link with them has been a full intellectual partnership.

Professor Stephen Frosh    Pro-Vice-Master, 
Birkbeck, University of London   
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HARC started recording, live webcasting and streaming its events with Backdoor Broadcasting Company several years ago, when very few other simple, flexible options were available to Centres like us. It allowed us to be at the cutting edge of technology and to disseminate our events widely and cost-effectively. It’s pleasing to see Backdoor Broadcasting growing so fast

Professor Ahuvia Kahane    Director, Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London.   
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The Backdoor Broadcasting Company is one of the best academic services 
online: wide ranging in scope of available podcasts, freely available, and 
especially user-friendly. I have used this service for four conferences to
 date and will certainly continue to do so – it is the best there is. In terms of 
dissemination and impact, Rene Wolf has created an essential tool for the
academic networking in cyberspace.

Dr Matthew Feldman, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History;    Director, Radicalism and New Media Research Group 
University of Northampton   
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We started using the Backdoor Broadcasting Company to record our lectures
two years ago. The availability of the podcasts on the backdoor
broadcasting site has meant that our members and the public are able to
 access lectures they were unable to attend. The recoding is carried out 
discreetly and efficiently and is then available within a very short time on 
the website. This service has certainly enhanced our profile and we are
delighted to work with Rene and his team.

Alison Ohta    Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland   
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Backdoor Broadcasting has transformed the way our researchers communicate
with wider audiences. They are knowledgeable, sympathetic and highly 
efficient. I can no longer imagine organising a research environment in the
 world’s most cosmopolitan city without having Backdoor Broadcasting on

Professor Martin McQuillan    Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston 
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St George’s House, located in the grounds of Windsor Castle, is a venue surrounded by history yet utterly contemporary in its work. Our consultations on topics of national and international importance bring together senior people to tackle significant subjects. Backdoor Broadcasting have helped us enormously in making that work more readily available. Their unobtrusive, technically excellent approach is second to none. It is a professional pleasure to work with them.

Gary McKeone    Programme Director, 
St George’s House, Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ   
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It was a pleasure working with Backdoor Broadcasting on the podcasting our Scarcity Exchanges. They arranged the recordings at short notice and with very little fuss, and the final quality was excellent. We are delighted that the podcasts are now available to a wider audience than would have been possible if we had used our internal channels.

Professor Jeremy Till    Dean, 
School of Architecture and the Built Environment,
 University of Westminster   
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In recording, Backdoor Broadcasting are friendly, understanding, unobtrusive and utterly professional. In dissemination, they are easy to use, creative and thoughtful. They understand precisely what intellectual life needs in the digital age and I’m always happy to see them – and now expect to see them — at any paper, lecture or conference.

Robert Eaglestone Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought
    Series Editor, Routledge Critical Thinkers, 
Dept of English, 
Royal Holloway, University of London   
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Backdoor Broadcasting is an excellent way to share important research events with audiences across the world. The recording process is carried out in a professional and non-intrusive way, and it takes only a matter of days for the event to be uploaded and accessible to those who were not able to attend the event in person.

Dr Vicki Squire    RCUK research fellow, The Open University   
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‘The Backdoor Broadcasting Company provides a really excellent service. We rely on them to record many of our events, and we’ve been delighted with the results. The sound quality is superb, mainly because a skilled technician is always on hand during the recordings. The layout of the website helps a great deal and I find the presentation of slides accompanying speakers’ talk extremely useful. The sheer range of material covered is very impressive. This is a company going from strength to strength.

Professor Barry C Smith    Director of the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London   

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