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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 9, 2016:  9:30am - 5:00pm

Audio-Visual Archives

 

FAQ

Q. How do I preserve my motion picture film at home?

A. The Association of Moving Image Archivists' Independent Media Interest
Group has developed the Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers to address this very question. Please review the information provided at: http://www.filmforever.org/

Q. What about photographs?

A. The Library of Congress has a guide for Caring for Your Photographic Collections.

Q. How about video and audio tape?

A: Magnetic media has a whole new set of preservation concerns. For information on preserving magnetic media, the classic text is Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling by John Van Bogart.

Q. And my CDs and DVDs?

A. Try Information Technology: Care and Handling for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists by Fred R. Byers.

For access to more resources on media preservation, visit our Online Resources page.


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser