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British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

OPEN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Description
The Learning Resources Centre holds a wide range of Open University teaching materials, including audiovisual resources, printed course materials, multimedia resources and digital video. The audiovisual resources include Open University television and radio programmes from 1971; audio cassettes from 1978 and video cassettes; CDs and DVDs; production transcripts and programme synopses, a slide collection; a Staff Development Resource and Training and Desktop Resource materials for IT skills. Programme material covers the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, Science, Technology, Education and Language Studies, Law, the Business School, Health and Social Care, and Institute of Educational Technology. Also, general information about the Open University. These resources can be used in the Library which has a specialised viewing area. Information on most of the resources is available through the Library catalogue. A help desk is available for further information.
Website
http://library.open.ac.uk/waltonhall/lrc/video_footage.html
Keywords
Radio; Educational films; Educational television; Distance learning; Scientific films
Access
Access available during Library opening hours: Monday and Wednesday 0830-1930, Tuesday and Thursday 0830-2100, Friday 0830-1700, Saturday 0900-1700. Material available for reference and use in the University Library. Current video material (on VHS and some DVD), comprising 1,400 programmes, is available for loan to Library members.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Charges
Note: No sale of material from the OU Library. All requests for hire and purchase to be directed to The Open University Worldwide Ltd, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, Internet: http://www.open.ac.uk/collaborate/

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Sound
Over 6,000 programmes. Open University only, from the early 1970s onwards.
Still Images
Slide collection.
Video/Film
Video: Over 10,000 reels/cassettes. Television and non-broadcast materials. Expansion rate of 200 programmes per year.
Video components: DigiBeta, Beta/BetaSP, VHS Video, lo-band U-Matic, DVD.
Film: 1,000,000 feet. Early Open University television programmes.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.
Online catalogue
http://voyager.open.ac.uk/
Digitised catalogue
Partially. 80 hours digitised video using Informedia system. The DiVA project has digitised a further 70 hours approximately.

Additional Information

Notes
From 1984 material transferred to computer database. Text searching on subject terms possible.
Other information
Transcripts, synopses.
Conservation policy
Endeavour to maintain one master copy of each OU television and radio programme, and the video and audio cassettes which are an integral part of many courses.

Main Contact

Name
Mrs. Christine Tucker
Job title
Teaching Materials Officer
Telephone
01908-652366
Fax
01908-653571
Email
c.m.tucker@open.ac.uk
Address
Learning Resources Centre
The Open University Library
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

Alternate Contact

Name
Mrs. Non Scantlebury
Job title
Learning Resources Development Manager
Telephone
01908 652367
Fax
01908 653571
Email
Library-LRC-Helpdesk@open.ac.uk

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