Course Details: Monday, September 10, 2007 to Monday, December 10, 2007 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Professor: Sarah Ziebell Office: Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, Bobst Library, LL2 Hours: Mondays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment Phone: 212.998.2692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in this course will learn the major components of providing access to moving image archives. Topics include: physical, virtual, and intellectual presentation of collections; search strategies and use of particular moving image reference resources; access protocols; outreach and collaborative access projects; establishment of policies and fee structures; and the evaluation of software for facilitating access to moving image collections. In addition, principles of reference services; descriptive cataloging of moving images, documentation, and artifacts; and indexing and subject analysis will be taught.
Required text: Taylor, Arlene G. Organization of Information. Second edition. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 2004.
Other readings: Articles and web links uploaded to "External Links" section of Blackboard.
All assignments (with the exception of the worksheets that accompany the Cataloging assignment) should be submitted in electronic form via Blackboard by the below referenced deadlines. Please include a MIAP Submission Form as the first page of each assignment. Assignments will be made part of the MIAP digital archive; please identify on the MIAP Submission Form any content that should be restricted to the faculty-only portion of the archive.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Assigned: 9/10/07 Due: 10/27/07 Percentage of grade: 40%
October 27, 2007 marks the first UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, an annual event devised to challenge popular perceptions about the value of moving image archival work and the status of our collections and profession and to engage in both celebration and advocacy on local, regional, and global levels.
Between September 10 and October 27, students in the "Access" class, with assistance from NYU Libraries, will be working intensively to design and host a public screening and press campaign to mark the first World Day for Audiovisual Heritage at NYU.Reference
Assigned: 10/15/07 Due: 10/22/07 Percentage of grade: 5%
Students will look up two films, people, or subjects of their choice (one from the silent era and one from the sound era) across a variety of assigned reference works. They will prepare a short presentation describing their search strategies; whether they adjusted them when using different resources; what success they had; and what they learned about the scope, audience, and type of coverage offered by the various resources. They will participate in a discussion of their findings in class on 10/22/07.Presentation of Information
Assigned: 10/29/07 Due: 12/3/07 Percentage of grade: 20%
At times to be arranged with host institutions, students will tour the facilities and review the websites, multimedia, and descriptive tools of two moving image archival repositories. They will evaluate their host institutions’ approaches in the areas of physical, virtual, and intellectual presentation of information. Each student will write a 5-7 page paper and will participate in a discussion of their findings in class on 12/3/07.Cataloging
Assigned: 11/19/07 Due: 12/17/07 Percentage of grade: 25%
Students will complete two catalog records using assigned works placed on reserve in the Avery Fisher Center. Catalog records will be due on 12/17/07.
Bopp, Richard E. and Linda C. Smith Reference and Information Services: An Introduction. Third edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001: 28–46.
Dingwall, Glenn. "Trusting Archivists: The Role of Archival Ethics Codes in Establishing Public Faith," The American Archivist 67:1 (Spring/Summer 2004): 11–30.
Edmondson, Ray. Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles. Paris: UNESCO, 2004: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=15592&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1091208335 Sections 3.2.6, 6.7, 7.3.2
Edmondson, Ray. Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles. Paris: UNESCO, 2004: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=15592&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1091208335 Section 4.3
Loe, Nancy E. "Avoiding the Golden Fleece: Licensing Agreements for Archives," The American Archivist 67:1 (Spring/Summer 2004): 58–77.
"Transcript Of Discussion," Cinema Journal XIV: 2 (Winter 1974–75): 47–63.
Bopp, Richard E. and Linda C. Smith Reference and Information Services: An Introduction. Third edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001: 47–96.
Johnson, Catherine A. and Wendy M. Duff. "Chatting Up the Archivist: Social Capital and the Archival Researcher," The American Archivist 68:1 (Spring/Summer 2005): 113–129.
Cherchi Usai, Paolo. Silent Cinema: An Introduction. 2nd ed. London: BFI Publishing, 2000: 77–90.
MIC website: http://mic.loc.gov [SKIM]
Pugh, Mary Jo. Providing Reference Services for Archives and Manuscripts. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1992: 97–104.
Thompson, Kristin and David Bordwell. "'Dear Archivist:’ An Open Letter on Access to Film Collections,'" FIAF Bulletin 45 (1992): 38–43.
Bottomore, Stephen. "A Critical View of Some Major Libraries: The Perspective of an Early Cinema Historian," The Moving Image 4:2 (Fall 2004): 87–110.
Edmondson, Ray. Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles. Paris: UNESCO, 2004: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=15592&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1091208335 Sections 4.5.8-4.5.9
NINCH Guide to Good Practice in the Digital Representation and Management of Cultural Heritage Materials: http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ninchguide/ Chapters 1–2.
"Special Issue: Manual for Access to Film Collections," Journal of Film Preservation 53 (1997): 6–41.
University of Victoria. "Best Practices in Museum Website Design.": http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/crmp/museumwebsites/index.aspx "Concept" section.
American Library Association, Canadian Library Association and Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Anglo–American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition, 2002 Revision: 2005 Update. Chicago, American Library Association, 2005. (Skim)
Library of Congress. Archival Moving Image Materials: A Cataloging Manual. Second Edition. Washington: Library of Congress, 2000. (Skim)
Society of American Archivists. Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Chicago, Society of American Archivists, 2004. (Skim)
Taylor. 297–322, 331–341.Blackboard:
Terris, Olwen. "Cataloguing From Secondary Sources," Journal of Film Preservation 57 (1998): 28–32.
Terris, Olwen. "There Was This Film About . . . The Case for the Shotlist," Journal of Film Preservation 56 (1998): 54–57.
Understanding MARC Bibliographic. http://www.loc.gov/marc/umb/
Terris, Olwen. "What You Don't See and Don't Hear: Subject Indexing Moving Images," Journal of Film Preservation 62 (April, 2001): 40–43.
Yee, Martha, "Subject Access to Moving Image Materials in a MARC-Based Online Environment" in Toni Petersen and Pat Molholt, eds. Beyond the Book: Extending MARC for Subject Access. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1990: 97-115.
Olson, Hope A. and John J. Boll. Subject Analysis in Online Catalogs. Second edition. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001: 275–300.