Preserving and Cataloging Moving Images

Moving images, also known as film or movies, have unique preservation and cataloging requirements. Well, there are some great resources if you are interested in this fascinating topic.

Moving Image Archive News is a blog that is “a clearinghouse of information on film archiving and related endeavors.” With topics ranging from home movies to jazz greats unearthed from TV archives to Rick Prelinger’s archive of old San Francisco films, there is a lot of material for those interested in media.

Another great article on cataloging moving images and the challenges of subjectivity and the dynamic aspect of film is in the Summer 2009 issue of PNLA Quarterly. Here’s the citation and a link to the journal.

Sam, H. (2009). Cataloging and Preservation of Moving Images: A Survey of Organizations and Initiatives. PNLA Quarterly, 73(4), 62-8.


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