Media Resources Center
Contact: Gary Handman
Scope of Collection
The collection serves most humanities and social sciences and, to a lesser extent, introductory science courses.The MRC permanent collection comprises materials in a wide range of subject fields, with emphasis on titles which have broad interdisciplinary interest. The collection includes dramatic performances; literary adaptations; speeches; lectures and events; primary source recordings, such as historic TV commercials and newsreels; and documentaries, including one of the strongest collections of works by independent film and video makers in the US.
MRC is in the process of developing a digital library of audiorecordings of UCB lectures and events, as well as an archive of significant historical recordings. MRC is also experimenting with adding digital video clips to its catalog of holdings. Both audio and video recordings are available to UCB and other users who have the appropriate players and plug-ins on their computers. For more information about these collections, see the MRC Online Media web site.
Independent documentary works; primary source media; film as social artifact.
Primary Languages and Formats
The Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. These formats include: videocassettes, DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs), and laser discs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; slides; and interactive multimedia materials.
For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see Media Resources Center.