Collection UA-46 - University of the Air

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University of the Air

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  • Moving images (electronic)

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7 gigabytes

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Administrative history

University of the Air was a distance learning initiative started by CTV's regional television affiliates to offer degree-related courses on video, taught by university professors across Canada, including Dalhousie faculty. Production started in 1966 and continued until 1983. Courses were structured into series around a central theme and divided into five episodes.

Custodial history

Collection was transferred from the Dalhousie University Public Relations Office.

Scope and content

Collection comprises digital video files of four teaching series produced for television in Atlantic Canada and hosted by Dalhousie University faculty, including: series one (The Oceans); series two (The Structure of Sound); series three (20th Century Latin America: Why Revolution?); and series four (Textiles: Their Development and Effects).

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Items are listed chronologically.

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  • English

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Preservation-quality master digital files are available at the University Archives.

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Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Accruals are not expected.

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Video cassettes were discarded after digitization.

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