Images from the Design Archives, Knitting Collections at University of Southampton, Museum of Design in Plastics, and University of the Arts London

Library and Information Services, University College Falmouth

University College Falmouth is a specialist arts college providing courses in art, design, media, and performance. There are three libraries, one at Falmouth, one at Tremough in Penryn, and one in Dartington. The library at Tremough is shared with the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus. Following a merger between University College Falmouth and the Dartington College of Arts in 2008, courses at the Dartington campus will be moving to a new Performance Centre at the Tremough campus in 2010.

The 'Image Space' project is a Library and Information Services project to provide access to a database of copyright cleared, high quality digital images for learning, teaching, and research across the University College. This includes a unique collection of donated slides of work by contemporary artists and designers practising in Cornwall; images of student work from the University College Falmouth's degree and MA shows; and images bought from digital image providers such as the Courtauld Colour Slide Scheme and Scholars Resource. The 'Image Space' will be launched to the University's staff and students in 2010.

In addition to the slide collections at Falmouth, the department also holds a number of special collections and archives at the Tremough campus which it is interested in digitising in the future, including material from the archives of the Cornish author Patrick Gale and the Cornish playwright Nick Darke and slides of Cornish natural history. The Library also holds the Justin Brooke Mining Index, which is being digitised by the Trevithick Society, an educational charity for the preservation and study of Cornwall's industrial heritage. Television broadcasts are also digitally recorded by the library and those which are requested for teaching and research can be accessed as streaming video via the library catalogue.

Doreen Pinfold, Head of Library and Information Services - Catherine Worrall, Image Collections Co-ordinator -