British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Description
The Learning Centre collection supports Sheffield Hallam University’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses in film and media, which are primarily theoretical but also contain a production element. The collection also supports research in these areas within the University. It contains key reference books (e.g. The Knowledge, Spotlight, AFI Catalog, BFI Handbook) and the journals are a mixture of the popular (e.g. Empire, Premiere). critical (e.g. Sight & Sound, Screen, Cahiers du Cinema) and trade (e.g. Variety, Broadcast). A number of early journal titles (e.g. The Bioscope, Kinematograph Weekly) are also available on microfilm. Collection strengths include British cinema, biography, and broadcasting history and policy. There is a significant collection of approximately 200 items (including videocassettes of feature films) relating to Alfred Hitchcock.
Website
http://www.shu.ac.uk/services/lc/
Keywords
Media studies
Access
None. Mon-Thu, 0845-2100. Fri, 0845-1800. Sat, 1000-1700. Sun, 1300-2000. Reduced hours in vacations.
Access for outsiders
Yes, but visitors from outside the local area are advised to phone in advance (0114 225 2727) to check on the availability of specific materials.
Facilities
140 reader spaces (16 for video viewing).
Charges
nONE
Copyright
None

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
c.8,000 titles
Datasets
Film Index International. International Film Archive.. Access to SIFT, the BFI’s film and television database.
Journals
27 titles
Manuscripts
Archive of the IFVPA.
Masters
Very small number
Posters
Small number of 1950s/1960s British film posters.
Sound
Very small number
Theses
c.20
Video/Film
c. 8,000 videocassettes

Catalogues

Computerised database
CD-ROMs.
Online catalogue
Yes (Z39.50 compliant). http:/opac.shu.ac.uk
Library OPAC
Yes.
Related website
http://www.shu.ac.uk/srervices/lc/subjects/lcfilm1.html

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Richard Swift
Job title
Senior Information Adviser
Department
Learning Centre
Telephone
0114 225 2721
Fax
0114 225 2717
Email
r.a.swift@shu.ac.uk
Address
Learning Centre
Psalter Lane
Sheffield
S11 8UZ

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