Hillcroft LRC

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Using the catalogue display

Like all college Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) we produce displays to promote use of our services and to raise our students’ awareness of cultural events.

Our current display is promoting our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) as the gateway to all of our resources.

Why is the OPAC a gateway? Because we add to it not just books, CDs and DVDs but also online reports and websites. Because it’s what the LRC staff choose then it closely matches what our learners need for their course work. Whereas if you start from an Internet search you’ll be inundated with material to the extent that you need fine-tuned search skills and a strategy to narrow down your search.

By selecting the material and adding it to the OPAC the LRC staff save our students and staff time. And the OPAC is available 24/7 on and offsite so you can search any time and any place.

DVD stand close upLast week BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme broadcast Goodbye to 35mm Cinema  focusing on three cinema projectionists’ reflections on the death of 35mm film and the move to digital film.

If you’re a film fan then there’s no film that encapsulates the 35mm celluloid story better than Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso.  Set in Sicily the film tells the story of Tornatore’s childhood where he befriends the local film projectionist.  Read the review and full cast on the Internet Movie Database’s Cinema Paradiso page.

As a student or staff member at Hillcroft College you can borrow this DVD from our Learning Resources Centre for free.

Stack of DVDsThis week we’ve added some new DVDs to our collection. Being a residential college these go down a treat with students staying over the weekend and during the week.

The DVDs are:-


The Help
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
The Experiment
Amazing Grace

We also have The Help available for loan as a paperback. And we’ve bought in the Experiment by request from our Psychology tutor as it is based on the Milgram experiments. Amazing Grace charts William Wilberforce’s abolition of the slave trade which our Access to Higher Education students study too.



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