ERIC Number: ED242307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a National Computerized Database for Moving Image Materials.
This report summarizes a project conducted by a group of catalogers from film archives devoted to nitrate preservation, which explored ways of developing a database to provide a complete film and television information service that would be available nationwide and could contain filmographic data, information on holdings in archives and corporations, and current information on access, availability, and distribution. The archive would provide a means of sharing information about holdings of archival film materials in the significant film collections in the United States. Discussion covers background history and preexisting work, planning concepts, and implementation, expansion, and operation of the national database. A summary and short-term recommendations are provided. Appendices include the North American Film and Television Computer Questionnaire Results; the minimum data list for film and television developed at the Second Film and Television Archival Cataloging and Documentation Meeting (American Film Institute, November 1981); the agenda and participant list of a meeting at the Museum of Modern Art (February 1983); an article entitled "MARC Formats--Underlying Principles"; and an article entitled "Film Preservation: A Large Piece of Americana is Fading Away." (LMM)
Descriptors: Archives, Databases, Film Libraries, Filmographies, Films, National Programs, Preservation, Program Development, Program Proposals, Questionnaires, Shared Services, Television, Videotape Recordings
Jon Gartenberg, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.