British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

INDEPENDENT TELEVISION COMMISSION LIBRARY (BFI LIBRARY)

Description
NB Since the closure of the ITC and its absorption within OFCOM, the ITC library hass become part of the collection of the BFI National Library (qv). The strength of the Library is in the special television industry collections, such as the archives, audience reports collection, ITV/Channel 4 programme and company publicity, as well as the more traditional stock of books, journals, official publications, annual reports and press cuttings. The ITC archive collections are important and increasingly well used. The ITC operates the 30-year rule for public records. Some records may be made available earlier, depending on the nature of the records and purpose of research. Note: This Library is now under review (February 2001).
Website
http://www.bfi.org.uk/nationallibrary/index.html
Keywords
Media studies; Independent television franchises; Television industries, regulation; Television franchises
Access
Reading Room Hours: Monday (10.30am - 5.30pm), Tuesday (10.30am - 8.00pm), Wednesday (1.00pm - 8.00pm), Thursday (10.30am - 8.00pm), Friday (10.30am - 5.30pm)
Access for outsiders
Library open to the public.
Facilities
No audiovisual materials held.
Charges
No charge for the use of the Library, except for photocopying.
Copyright
Copyright of ITC publications.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
Book collection on all aspects of non-technical television, UK and World.
Datasets
International Film Archive CD-ROM (FIAF)
Ephemera
Television programme publicity, 1955 - .
Journals
Journals on most non-technical aspects of television, UK and World.
Manuscripts
Archive collections are available through the Library:ITA/IBA/ITC archives, 1954 - ; Cable Authority archives, 1984-90; Associated-Rediffusion archives, 1955-68.
Newspapers
Press cuttings collection for television and radio, UK and World, 1954 - .
Still Images
Television programme stills
Theses
A few unpublished academic theses on broadcasting topics.

Catalogues

Online catalogue
No.
Printed catalogue
Not of book collection, but ITC Library list of periodical holdings.
Card catalogue
No longer.
Digitised catalogue
No. No plans at present.

Main Contact

Telephone
020 7255 1444 (switchboard)
Fax
020 7436 2338
Email
http://www.bfi.org.uk/help/contact.php
Address
c/o: BFI National Library
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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