Michelle Min: The Media Resources Center (special collections)
April 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
Sorry for the late post! I somehow thought I had done this after our class on Monday.
The Media Resources Center is two floors down from the main entrance floor of Moffit Undergraduate Library. Take the stairs or elevator, you will get there.
Follow the halls until you come across a purple wall, and you have found the MRC.
It was smaller than I expected, and quite cluttered. Like I mentioned in class, they are in the process of repackaging and reducing their materials in anticipation of a move in the distant future.
They have all sorts of recorded material, not just DVDs. They have CDs and cassette tapes as well. Unless you know exactly what you want, try out their own page to browse collections: it has been designed to be used for scholarly purposes (divided by academic field, interest, etc). (They could do with a website redesign). http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/
Say you want to study the influence of Disney on popular culture in the post ww2 years..
Check out The Disneyland Anthology from 1954. Interested in how Disney built support of the government’s space programs? Check out Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond from 1955.
Students can’t check out materials. There are two large viewing rooms and seat between 15 and 20 people, and if you want to view alone, there are cubicles for your viewing pleasure.
Here is a link to my presentation if you are interested in photos: http://prezi.com/zq1d8kd0vzy8/media-resources-center/
M-Th 9AM to 8:45PM
Fri 9AM to 4:45PM
Sat 12PM to 4:45PM
Sun 1PM to 8:45PM