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- Kula, Sam. Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival
and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records. Lanham,
MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Cataloging and Metadata:
- ____. The AMIA Compendium of Moving Image Cataloging
Practice (AMIA, 1999): www.amianet.org/publication/resources/cataloging/compendium/main.html
- AMIA’s compendium compiles the cataloging practices of
over 27 institutions, offering diverse and wide-ranging solutions
to cataloging problems specific to moving images. The complete
document is available through the Society of American Archivists
- ____. Library of Congress, Automated Systems Office. MARC Formats
for Bibliographic Data. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress,
1980- loose-leaf update.
- ____. The Moving Image Genre-Form Guide.: www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/migintro.html
- Black, Sharon. Thesaurus of Subject Headings for Television:
A Vocabulary for Indexing Script Collections. Oryx Press,
- Byrne, Deborah J. Marc Manual: Understanding and Using
MARC Records. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited,
- Crawford, Walt. MARC for Library Use: Understanding the
USMARC Formats. White Plains, NY, and London: Knowledge
Industry Publications, Inc., 1984.
- Christel, Michael G., and Howard D. Wactlar. Digital
Video Archives: Managing Through Metadata. (Carnegie
Mellon University): www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub106/video.html
- This extensive report examines how metadata can be used for
video preservation. The references listed at the end also serve
as an additional bibliography on metadata.
- Evans, Linda J., and Maureen O'Brien Will. MARC For Archival
Visual Materials: A Compendium of Practice. Chicago:
Chicago Historical Society,1988.
- Gartenberg, Jon. Glossary of Filmographic Terms.
Brussels: International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), 1989,
2nd enlarged edition.
- Gorman, Michael, and Paul W. Winkler. Anglo-American
Cataloging Rules, Second Edition [AACR2. Chicago: American
Library Association, 1978.
- Available from American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street,
Chicago, IL 60611.
- Olson, Nancy B., edited by Edward Swanson. Cataloging
Motion Pictures and Video Recordings. Lake Crystal, MN:
Soldier Creek Press, 1991.
- Yee, Martha, compiler. Moving Image Materials: Genre
Terms. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Cataloging
Distribution Service, 1988.
- Compiled for the National Moving Image Database (NAMID) Standards
Committee, National Center for Film and Video Preservation, Los
Cataloging and Metadata bibliographies:
- MIC “Cataloging & Metadata Resources”:
- Extensive bibliography of cataloging and metadata print and
online resources compiled by MIC’s Education & Outreach
- Preserving Access to Digital Information: www.nla.gov.au/padi/format/bib.html
- Ranging from bibliographies of scholarly material in the field
to others specific to metadata and audio preservation and restoration,
this site includes links to bibliographies listed here as well
as hard-to-find ones.
- ____. Film Preservation 1993: A Study of the Current
State of American Film Preservation and Redefining
Film Preservation (1994). http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/filmpres.html
- The report, Film Preservation 1993: A Study of the Current
State of American Film Preservation, was submitted to Congress
by the Librarian of Congress, as directed by the National Film
Preservation Act of 1992. The four-volume report is the first
comprehensive look at American film preservation. Information
was gathered through hundreds of interviews and library research,
as well as public testimony and written statements from over 100
organizations and individuals. In August 1994, as a follow-up
to Film Preservation 1993, the Librarian of Congress
announced public-private sector agreement on a new national strategy
to save American films and make them more accessible to the public.
This action plan, Redefining Film Preservation, prepared
in consultation with the Librarian's advisory group, the National
Film Preservation Board, was the product of six months of negotiation
among archivists, educators, filmmakers, and industry executives.
- ____. Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach
(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Daniel Langlois
Foundation, 2003): www.variablemedia.net/e/preserving/html/var_pub_index.html
- Born from the Guggenheim’s need to preserve its collection
and in collaboration with the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the
Variable Media Initiative sought strategies for preserving ephemeral
artwork through the use of an interactive questionnaire. This
publication is the result of that research. Available in English
and French, this document can be downloaded as a PDF in its entirety
or in sections.
- ____. Playback (BAVC, 2003): www.bavc.org/classes/dvd/preservation.htm
- An interactive DVD, Playback, guides viewers
through the technical practices of video preservation. The DVD
contains sections called “Analog Video Basics,” “Preservation
Case Study” (an example of a real-life preservation process),
and the “Eternal Frame,” a video art piece about the
pivotal video footage of the assassination of J.F.K. Order online
- _____. TechArcheology: Journal of the American Institute
- (The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works (AIC) Volume 40, No. 3, 2002.) This issue of the journal
is dedicated to the preservation of installation art. The publication
can be ordered online at http://aic.stanford.edu/pubs/porder.html
- ____. Television and Video Preservation, 1997: A Report
on the Current State of American Television and Video Preservation,
Volume 1. http://lcweb.loc.gov/film/tvstudy.html
- This report was written by William T. Murphy, assigned to the
Library of Congress under an inter-agency agreement with the National
Archives and Records Administration.
- Beagrie, Neil, and Maggie Jones. The Handbook
(Digital Preservation Coalition): www.dpconline.org/graphics/handbook/index.html
- This authoritative and practical guide looks at international
reports and data. It is maintained and updated continuously by
the Digital Preservation Coalition.
- Boyle, Deirdre. Video Preservation: Securing the Future
of the Past (Media Alliance, 1993): www.mediaalliance.org/publications.html.
- Addressing issues that were critical to video preservation in
1993, this publication includes a survey of video collections,
a glossary of video-related terms, and a section on current and
obsolete videotape recording formats.
- Jimenez, Mona, and Liss Platt. Magnetic Media Sourcebook
(Media Alliance, 1998): www.mediaalliance.org/pres.srcbk.html
- This sourcebook functions as a directory of resources for audio
and video preservation. It contains contact information and descriptions
of major services, activities, and programs for over fifty entries,
which include vendors, consultants, organizations, and funders.
- Reed, Paul and Mark-Paul Meyer, editors. Restoration
of Motion Picture Film. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann,
- Sargent, Ralph. Preserving the Moving Image.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Washington, 1974.
- The results of a two-year project led by the NEA and the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting to investigate the long-term preservation
of moving images, this 1974 publication serves as a historic snapshot
of the field. Containing interviews and surveys with archivists,
technicians, researchers, and manufacturers from around the world,
this book is viewed as one of the founding documents of today’s
preservation and conservation community.
- Audio Preservation and Restoration (University
Libraries: University of Washington): www.lib.washington.edu/Music/preservation.html
- A very comprehensive bibliography, most of the sources listed
are available via direct links. While predominantly an audio preservation
list, there are some links to works on film and video preservation.
The bibliography is broken down into categories, which allows
for easy searching.
- Australian Network for Information on Cellulose Acetate,
Annotated Bibliography: www.nla.gov.au/anica/annib.html
- AATA Online. AATA.http://AATA.getty.edu/NPS/
- Abstracts of international conservation literature from the
Getty Conservation Institute.
- Bibliographies, Webliographies, and Bibliographic Databases
- Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information
Network (BCIN) www.bcin.ca
- In English and French.
- Child, Margaret S. Directory of Information Sources on
Scientific Research Related to the Preservation of Sound Recordings,
Still and Moving Images and Magnetic Tape. Washington,
D.C.: the Committee on Preservation and Access, 1993. www.clir.org/pubs/reports/child/child.html
- Conservation OnLine, Preservation of Motion Picture Film:
- Conservation OnLine, Video Preservation: palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/video
- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM): library.iccrom.org/libris
- Online library catalog in English and French.
- Image Permanence Institute: www.rit.edu/~661www1/sub_pages/8page24.htm
- This bibliography is organized by subject heading, from general
interest publications to medium-specific reports to articles on
preservation standards. Many of the sources have been published
in the last few years and some are immediately available as PDFs.
- Preservation Reformatting: Digital Technology vs. Analog
Technology (18th Annual Conference of the National Archives
and Records Administration): www.archives.gov/preservation/conferences/preservation_conference2003.html
- The theme of this 2003 conference was “Advantages and
Disadvantages of Digital and Analog Formats.” Almost all
of the papers presented at the conference are included as direct
- SOLINET: www.solinet.net/preservation/preservation_templ.cfm?doc_id=115
- The SOLINET publications page includes downloadable PDFs or
html versions of various documents, many of which are available
in Spanish. The documents are broken down into the following categories:
Administration (e.g., a bibliography on preservation programs,
funding resources for preservation, and resources for preservation
staff); Collections Care (e.g., preservation guidelines for audiotape
collections, guidelines to working with a conservator, and a select
bibliography on collections conservation); Disaster Planning (e.g.,
fire safety primer and a listing for disaster recovery services
and supplies); Environment (e.g., a bibliography on pest control
and environmental specifications for archival materials); and
Reformatting (e.g., digital imaging issues and a leaflet on reformatting
- Video History Project: www.experimentaltvcenter.org/history/preservation/pres_texts.php3
- This brief bibliography contains original documents on preservation
dating from 1983 to 2001. Articles included here are predominantly
assessments of the state of preservation at the time or reports
on various preservation strategies.
- Bibliographies & Resource Guides on Conservation
- Like almost everything else at CoOl, this guide to the varied
bibliographies on the web is very extensive and well organized.