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[Review of the book Appraising moving images: Assessing the archival and monetary value of film and video resources]

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adina L. Riggins, University Archivist (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: Sam Kula, renowned film archivist, opens Appraising Moving Images: Assessing the Archival and Monetary Value of Film and Video Records with a provocative statement: "In archives, the only thing that really matters is the quality of the collections; all the rest is housekeeping” (p. [1]). It is true that many archivists aspire to positions in collection development. In the archival literature, appraisal is a hot topic (p. [23]). However, appraisal of motion pictures is a much newer area, appearing infrequently in the literature (p. 4). Moving image (MI) records present unique appraisal challenges. Kula calls on MI repositories to develop and refine their appraisal and selection policies, and/or to create them (p. 2). The author’s goals are to describe a group of principles to steer archivists as they develop policies at their institutions and to explain and analyze appraisal policies at archives throughout the world (p. 6). Kula also dedicates a chapter to monetary appraisal, which is especially relevant to archivists who work in countries where tax laws allow donors of documentation to benefit significantly.

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Riggins, A. L. (2006). [Review of the book Appraising moving images: Assessing the archival and monetary value of film and video resources]. Film International, 4 (3), 108-109. doi: 10.1386/fiin.4.3.88 available via http://dx.doi.org.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Appraisal of archival materials, Books--reviews, Film archives, Motion picture film collections--Economic aspects, Video recordings--Economic aspects
Subjects
Appraisal of archival materials
Video recordings--Economic aspects
Motion picture film collections--Economic aspects
Film archives
Books--reviews

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Riggins, A. L. (2006). [Review of the book Appraising moving images: Assessing the archival and monetary value of film and video resources]. Film International, 4 (3), 108-109. doi: 10.1386/fiin.4.3.88 available via http://dx.doi.org.http://www.atypon-link.com/INT/doi/abs/10.1386/fiin.4.3.88The described resource has a version, edition, or adaptation of the related resource.