ERIC Number: ED115278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Information Facilities. First Year Report on Contract NIRT 1, Assistance in Telecommunications Planning. Volume 4, Communication Satellite Planning Center, Technical Report No. 2.
Lusignan, Bruce B.
In response to a request by the National Iranian Radio and Television (NIRT), a study was conducted to see what types of film and video archives presently exist. Archives can be classified into three types: (1) production archives used as resources in the making of other films and tapes, (2) film studio archives used to store prints for future reproduction, and (3) scholarly archives where films of historical interest are housed. The media collections at the National Broadcasting Corporation, Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress were visited and examined with specific reference to the temperature and humidity of their storage facilities, the basis of collection, cataloging, retrieving, and the number of personnel. To further assist NIRT, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) prepared an annotated bibliography about media archives and supplied details about its own computer-based information processing service. Appendixes include: (1) an outline of a Tymshare retrieval system for films and film transcripts, (2) an annotated bibliography on media storage and retrieval, and (3) instructions and price information for the ordering of ERIC services. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Iranian Radio and Television, Tehran.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Electronics Labs.