British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

I.A. RECORDINGS VIDEO ARCHIVE

Description
Original material recorded by the self-funded, voluntary organisation I.A. Recordings. From 1982 onwards it covers British industrial activity past and present, e.g. remains of old industries and intensive recording of existing industries, many of which were threatened and have since closed. The work is funded by the sale of compilations and productions based on the archive material. I.A. Recordings maintain an extensive web site at www.iarecordings.org with general information about industrial archaeology and details of archive recordings including an A-Z subject index.
Website
http://www.iarecordings.org/
Keywords
History; Archaeology; Crafts; Shropshire; Broadcasting; Agriculture; Architecture; Aviation; Mining; Chemistry; Engineering; Industrial History; Industrial archaeology; Industrial Heritage; Industries; Canals; Inland Waterways; Iron & Steel; Lock making; Tunnels; Textile industry; Mills; Barrel making; Stone quarrying & dressing; Tanning; Narrowboats; Civil Engineering & Building; Design; TRANSPORT CATALOGUES; SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CATALOGUES; Technology
Access
Limited access. No facilities for visitors, so copies of material are sent to researchers for a nominal fee.
Facilities
Duplicating. Sales. Copies of any material may be supplied on request for a nominal fee.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges for facilities and handling. A price list is available upon request.
Copyright
Copyright held. Some material is joint copyright in that other organisations can also use the material, but our use is not restricted. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Kelvin Lake.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Sound
Some separate sound recordings of effects and interviews. Some interviews transcribed.
Still Images
Very large collection of original colour & monochrome photographs of industry mainly for internal use.
Video/Film
Video: 500 hours. 30,000 + minutes of video tape on 1000 lo-band & SP hi-band U-matic, Betacam SP, DV and HDV cassettes, 100% colour. From February 2005 all autonomous projects recorded on High Definition TV. All is original, non-fiction record material. Rate of acquisition is approximately 60 tapes per year. Own productions.
Video components: Betacam SP, 1" C format, Hi-Band U-Matic, Lo-Band U-Matic, DVC Pro, DV, Hi-8, DVD, VHS, DVD, HDV

Catalogues

Computerised database
Internal
Related website
www.iarecordings.org
Printed catalogue
Available
Digitised catalogue
In process of scanning photographs from negatives & transparencies.
Online delivery
Occasional photographs may be delivered online.

Additional Information

Notes
Detailed shotlists of most of the tapes exist for internal use. Some transcripts have been made. Scripts are held for edited productions but original archive recordings are not scripted as they are recordings of real events as they happened. Full printed catalogue of sales material available free of charge. Alphabetical list of main subjects on web pages at www.iarecordings.org
Other information
Shot lists, mostly written used internally. Any detailed information can be produced on request: full archive catalogue is in an abbreviated form for internal use.
Conservation policy
No material is junked.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Kelvin Lake
Job title
Director
Email
info@iarecordings.org
Address
PO Box 476
Telford
TF7 4RB

Alternate Contact

Email
info@iarecordings.org

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