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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for September 26, 2016:  9:30am - 5:00pm

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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 University Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve 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. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center 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 in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


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