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Archival Moving Image Materials

The purpose of this online help is to provide instructions for describing (cataloging) materials held by film and television archives, with this work done within the framework of the International Standard Bibliographic Description as reflected in chapter 7 of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2). Subject access to the material is not addressed, nor are most aspects of name/title access; the emphasis of this online help instead is on the description of the material that makes up part of the catalog record for it. The archival materials covered include motion pictures and other theatrical releases, shorts , news footage (including television newscasts and theatrical newsreels ), trailers , outtakes , screen tests, training films, educational material, commercials, spot announcements, home movies , amateur footage, television broadcasts, and unedited footage.

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