British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES

Description
The Department of Information Services has 4 libraries which are open to the public. Each library has a substantial video collection as part of its subject resources. Although the majority of programmes are off-air recordings, there s a large number of commercially available specialist programmes in each library. Three of the libraries are located in or near Brighton town centre: St Peter s House Library, Aldrich Library and Falmer Library. The fourth, Queenswood Library, is in Eastbourne. Each library has a telephone line for enquiries and it is recommended that visitors phone the relevant site in the first instance or search the library catalogue online. All stock is catalogued and searchable via the Web OPAC at http://library.brighton.ac.uk St Peter s House Library (Richmond Terrace, Brighton BN2 2NA. Tel: 01273 643220; Fax: 01273 607532) supports a broad range of courses in the arts and design, including editorial photography, fashion textiles, fine art, graphic design, humanities, illustration, interior design, performing arts and three-dimensional studies in craft and production. Studies in culture and society and in visual culture encompass film and television. There is a slide library and a trade literature collection. Access to the slide library is limited to registered students and staff due to copyright restrictions. St Peter s House Library has been described by the Higher Educational Funding Council for England as being of national importance. Aldrich Library (Cockcroft Building, Brighton BN2 4GJ. Tel: 01273 642760/642764. Fax: 01273 642988) supports the following areas of study: computing, maths and IT, information and media studies, library and information studies, pharmacy and biochemistry, microbiology, business studies, finance and accountancy, engineering, construction, environment, architecture and interior design. Aldrich Library is the largest of the site libraries and has the largest video collection. The audiotape collection mostly comprises language learning material. Falmer Library (Falmer, Brighton BN1 9PH. Tel: 01273 643569. Fax: 01273 643560) houses resources to support many courses in education, languages, health studies, nursing and social sciences. There is a large collection of schools broadcasts and language learning audiovisual learning material. Queen wood Library (Darley Road, Eastbourne BN20 7UN. Tel: 01273 643682. Fax: 01273 643825) supports service management, leisure and tourism, sports science, physiotherapy, podiatry and nursing. The video collection is an intrinsic part of overall resources.
Website
http://library.brighton.ac.uk
Access
Ring to confirm opening hours.
Access for outsiders
The libraries are open to the public.
Facilities
All libraries have audio and VHS playback facilities and CD-ROM.
Charges
None.
Copyright
None directly. However, Media Services, also in the Department of Information Services, holds the rights to material it produces. Copies of the Services’ productions are in the University libraries or can be purchased from Media Services.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
Approx 2,000
Datasets
Access to AVANCE.
Journals
Approx 20 titles.
Masters
Not in the libraries, though Media Services (in the same department) has its own collection.
Music
St Peter’s House Library has a small collection of recordings of mainly contemporary classical composers.
Posters
Not specifically, though holds books about posters.
Sound
1,200
Theses
Approx 50 - mainly MA relating to media-assisted language learning.
Video/Film
About 25,000 across the four site libraries.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Library OPAC.
Online catalogue
http://library.brighton.ac.uk
Library OPAC
All library materials catalogued and searchable online.
Digitised catalogue
Not yet, although looking to use digital recordings/capture technology.

Main Contact

Name
Sarah Lowe
Job title
Eresources and Subscriptions Librarian
Department
Information Services
Telephone
01273 642796
Email
eresources@brighton.ac.uk
Address
Library Technical Services
Cockcroft Building
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4GJ

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