Audiovisual archives: A practical reader

General Information Programme and UNISIST

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Original: English


Contents (420 p.)


Section I: Introduction to audiovisual archives 1

1.1 Audiovisual archives
1.2 Nature of the AV media
1.3 Worldview and paradigm of AV archiving
1.4 Audiovisual records as archival material
1.5 General principles of audiovisual archiving
1.6 A Typology of media archives 1993
1.7 The AV archive: definition and typology

Legal issues in audiovisual archives

1.8 Legal issues facing audiovisual archives
1.9 Legal issues in AV archives: an introduction
1.10 Copyright, neighbouring rights and film archives
1.11 UNESCO AV Copyright meeting report. December 5-6 1994

Ethical issues

1.12 Ethics
1.13 Ethics and new technology

Section II: Collection: history, development and management

2.1 Approaches to the national organisation of sound archives
2.2 History and organization of moving image archives
2.3 Records management in sound archives
2.4 Guidelines for establishing and maintaining television programme archives

Section III: Oral history: collection and management

3.1 Oral history
3.2 Introduction: oral tradition and oral history

Section IV: Selection and appraisal

4.1 Archival appraisal
4.2 Selection and audiovisual collections
4.3 Archival appraisal of moving images
4.4 Selection policy and selection standards for television archives
4.5 Recommended standards and procedures for selection for preservation of television programme material

Section V: Documentation and information retrieval

5.1 Introduction to FIAF cataloguing rules
5.2 The special problems of cataloguing moving images in an archive
5.3 Final report on the minimum level of description of a sound recording for an entry in a catalogue or a discography August 18, 1988

5.3.1 IASA Cataloguing rules for audio-visual media cataloguing and documentation committee publication project

5.4 Intellectual control
5.5 Towards standards for audiovisual materials
5.6 The cataloguing of AV-media

Section VI: Use of computers in audiovisual archives

6.1 Evaluating computer cataloguing systems: A guide for audiovisual archivists

Section VII: Storage, handling and conservation

7.1 Film archives
7.2 The care of grooved recordings
7.3 Magnetic tape deterioration: recognition, recovery and prevention
7.4 Permanence, care, and handling of CDs including CD-ROM, Writable CD, and Kodak Photo CD
7.5 Preservation of audio and video materials in tropical countries
7.6 Data density versus data security: formats suitable for archival purposes
7.7 Strategies for the safeguarding of audio and video materials in the long term
7.8 Photographic conservation

Section VIII: Technical preservation

8.1 General definitions used in preservation
8.2 Television archives
8.3 Guide to technical equipment: audio archives

Section IX: Technical equipment

9.1 Film specific practices and procedures and equipment

Section X: Finance

10.1 Costs of storage in sound archives
10.2 Format-specific preservation costs - a first attempt

Section XI: Future technology

11.1 New technology - friend or FOE?

11.1.1 What "new technology" can be recommended?

11.2 Long term strategies for electronic documents - report from a swedish study 11 August 1995

Section XII: Emergency preparedness

12.1 Emergency preparedness and disaster recovery in audiovisual collections

Section XIII: Education and training

13.1 New media require specialized archivists
13.2 Training needs for AV archivists
13.3 Organisation and harmonisation of education programmes.
13.4 Recommended standards for training
13.5 Curriculum development for archive technicians
13.6 Training for audiovisual archivists