Film Archiving


Authored by: Steve Ricci

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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This entry provides an overview of the evolution of motion picture archiving from its beginnings as an uncoordinated set of craft-oriented skills to its modern status as a profession. It discusses the role of the profession's major historical associations including the International Federation of Film Archives, the American Film Institute, the Library of Congress, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

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