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Medium-specific Links


CoOl—Preservation of Motion Picture Film:
A project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, CoOl is a rich site of conservation/preservation information. Topics include audio materials, digital imaging, electronic materials, suppliers, and more. Links are grouped under the headings “Individuals & Organizations” and “Resources at Other Sites.” The Preservation of Motion Picture Film page lists information sources on a wide range of topics. Experts from organizations like the National Film Preservation Foundation, ScreenSound Australia, and the Library of Congress provide overview information. Format and identification, storage and handling, and standards are just some of the other sections that provide numerous links.
Film Forever:
Film Forever, a web resource sponsored by AMIA, focuses on private collection films (particularly small-gauge film) and offers strategies for preservation, particularly home storage. It offers a format guide and a glossary, which is currently under construction.
FIRST (Film Restoration & Conservation Strategies) Project:
This European project seeks to initiate an exploration of the connections between digital and film heritage. FIRST aims to study the “state of the art,” proposing new fields of research, sketching new economic scenarios, evaluating existing techniques, issuing recommendations, and proposing widely accepted standards and best practices. The project endeavors to promote and create a “mature” scenario for the application of digital techniques to film heritage.
Little Film:
Little Film, a project of Brodsky & Treadway, a commercial film-to-tape transfer service, is an informational site dedicated to the preservation of recreational/hobbyist/noncommercial films—often referred to as home movies. This site offers the document Home Movies: A Basic Primer, which reviews care, handling, and storage.
National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress):
The NFPB site provides National Film Registries (lists of up to 25 “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films”) and the opportunity to nominate new films for the current year’s registry. It also outlines the NFPB’s initiative to continue film preservation. Links to moving-image archives and other preservation resources are available, as well as all the congressional documentation behind this organization.
National Film Preservation Foundation :
Dedicated to the survival, conservation, and public availability of American films, the Foundation’s site includes information on grants, basic film preservation, and a searchable database of archives from around the country as well as the Foundation’s database of more than 600 films (searchable by title, date, program, or archive). The section called Preservation & Storage Practices includes a brief description of the treatment of film decay.
ScreenSound Australia Film Handbook: HeadingPagesDisplay/PreservationHow+to+Care+
The National Screen and Sound Archive of Australia (part of the Australian Film Commission) provides information on and access to film, television, radio, recorded sound, and more, as well as an online collection database. This site has information on storage options and basic issues of preservation. The Australia Film Preservation Handbook is a useful resource, with information ranging from the specifics of film construction to image-forming materials to cold storage. It also contains specific strategies for disaster planning and recovery.



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