British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER AT COLERAINE, THE FILM AND SOUND RESOURCE UNIT

Description
The collection was established in 1970 to locate and collect local archive films and film relating to course teaching, primarily in the Faculty of Humanities. Attention has increasingly focused on the acquisition of audio-visual material relating to the history of the last 30 years in Northern Ireland. Amateur, documentary, feature film, news and current affairs material is included. There is also over 85 hours of programme material from Ulster Television reflecting its range of output from 1959. In addition there are sound broadcasting tapes on history and current affairs. The University is one of the 6 public sites in Northern Ireland to house a PC based digital film archive containing over 50 hours of Northern Ireland’s archive film (see Northern Ireland Digital Film Archive description under entry for Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.)
Website
http://www.ulst.ac.uk/library/craine/special.htm
Keywords
Newsfilm; Ireland; Northern Ireland; Amateur films
Access
Opening hours; Weekdays, 0915-1645. Disabled access.
Access for outsiders
Access is mainly for staff and students for teaching and research purposes. However, all enquiries are welcome and educational and leisure use encouraged.
Facilities
On premises.
Charges
None
Copyright
Not held.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Datasets
British Newsreels: Pathe news scripts.
Journals
Sight & Sound/ Monthly Film Bulletin, 1934 to present (on microfilm); "Little Cinema" magazines - (early cinema magazine collection on microfilm) Various other journals.
Masters
None
Newspapers
Irish News 1919-1939 (some references).
Sound
400 sound tape hours; 1/4" tape.
Video/Film
Video: 2,800 VHS cassettes. 5,000 hours.
Film: 90 black and white 16mm positive film prints. 10 colour 16mm positive film prints.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Yes. Filemaker Pro software.
Related website
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/media/tvprogs.htm. Searchable database of programmes about the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’.
Printed catalogue
Yes. Indexed.
Card catalogue
Yes.
Digitised catalogue
No plans.

Main Contact

Name
Christine Harrison
Telephone
028 7032 4058
Fax
028 7032 4952
Email
c.harrison@ulster.ac.uk
Address
Cromore Road
Coleraine
BT52 1SA

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