RLG Union catalog

Oksana Dykyj (oksana@vax2.concordia.ca)
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 06:38:07 -0700 (PDT)

Hi all,

I'm posting this as I think it will be useful to many of you.Please contact
Martha Yee directly if you would like to follow-up.

As of January 2002, any libraries, archives, media collections and the like
that catalog motion pictures and television programs may benefit from use of
the RLG Union Catalog to find full MARC records for such works held in the
collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive; these are available for
RLG members to download into online systems that support the MARC format.
In late August 2001, RLG began loading more than 150,000 bibliographic
records from the UCLA Film and Television Archive into the RLG Union Catalog
under location code CULF. Weekly updates will maintain the currency of the
collection. Most of the records were loaded into the Visual Materials file
with a smattering of records loaded into Recordings. More information can
be found in an RLG Focus article located at:
The UCLA Film and Television Archive records continue to be available for
searching over the Internet at the following site, as well, but full MARC
records cannot be downloaded from this site:
NOTE: Be sure to select the Film and Television Archive database before
every search.
The UCLA Film and Television Archive was founded in the late 1960s. It is
now the largest university-based repository of original film and television
materials in the world. Its catalog currently contains nearly 150,000
titles. As part of its mission, the archive collects and preserves motion
pictures and broadcast programming, and works to advance public
understanding and appreciation of moving image media. The archive also
supports scholarly research and media production, explores how new
technologies can contribute to preservation and restoration, and educates
and trains archivists. As film and television play a greater role in
shaping our culture, the work of the archive increases in importance.
The film collection is strongest in the Hollywood-produced sound cinema from
the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, including newsreels, but also includes
significant selections representing many other periods and aspects of
filmmaking. The television holdings consist of examples from all types of
broadcasting, representing every facet of American television history from
1947 to the present. In addition to the 150,000 titles in the catalog, the
Archive has 100,000 uninventoried newsreel titles as well as a large number
of radio broadcasts which will eventually be added to its catalog.
Martha M. Yee
Cataloging Supervisor
UCLA Film and Television Archive
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90038-2635
323-462-4921 x27
323-461-6317 (fax)
myee@ucla.edu (Email)
Oksana Dykyj voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources fax: 514-848-3441
Faculty of Fine Arts
Concordia University
H-335, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8