Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

A Handbook for Film Archives

Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

A Handbook for Film Archives

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A Handbook for Film Archives by Eileen Bowser and John Kuiper. New York and London: Garland, 1991; 226 pp., ill; ISBN 0-8240-3533-X

The authors have updated and revised their overview of the basic principles in archival work, published by FIAF in 1980 in the previous edition of this book «based on the experiences of members of the International Federation of Film Archives». Issues of acquisition and preservation, cataloguing and documentation, copyright and archives' rights, access and management, as well as the collection of film apparatus, are examined with admirable insight and clarity of language. A «must» for every newly formed film archive, the volume also stands as a basic reference tool for all the researchers who wish to have a better understanding of the principles and the problems involved in the safeguard of the moving picture heritage. …

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