Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records

Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records


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In recent years the commercial value of moving images for use in new film and television productions has increased enormously, and gifts of moving images to cultural institutions have developed significant taxation implications. As a result, contentious issues on the monetary appraisal of moving images has added to the burden of moving image archivists. Written by an archivist with forty years of experience in England, the United States, and Canada, Appraising Moving Images is a practical guide to archival and monetary appraisal of moving images for anyone who has responsibility for moving image collections. It reviews the history of moving image archives and it assesses the relevance of general archival appraisal theory and selection methodology to the work of moving image archivists; provides examples of 'best practice' in managing the life cycle of moving images, from creation to long-term preservation; and examines various approaches to monetary appraisal that have proven effective in recent years. For film students and scholars and essential for those who have custodial responsibility for moving image collections and to those engaged in assessing their value

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810843684
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2002
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sam Kula is President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. He is also a Special Advisor to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. His book The Archival Appraisal of Moving Images: A Ramp Study with Guidelines was published by UNESCO in 1983.

Table of Contents

1.History of Moving Image Archives9
2.Appraisal Theory23
3.Form and Function of Moving Images53
4.Appraisal Policies and Practices59
5.Related Documentation87
6.Monetary Appraisal93

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