AMIA Cataloging Compendium now available

Jane Johnson (jdj@ucla.edu)
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 11:49:04 -0700 (PDT)

As Chair of AMIA's Cataloging and Documentation Committee, I'm pleased to
announce publication of the AMIA Compendium of Moving Image Cataloging
Practice, a joint publication of the Association of Moving Image Archivists
and the Society of American Archivists.

This unique resource is meant to fill a current void in archival literature.
Because of the range and diversity of institutions that catalog moving image
materials, there exists neither a concrete field-wide standard nor a primary
cataloging reference tool for their archivists. By presenting a snapshot in
time of the cataloging practices of 27 diverse institutions, the AMIA
Compendium of Moving Image Cataloging Practice offers a choice of various
solutions to cataloging problems unique to moving images. The range of
institutions examined includes historical societies, university archives,
broadcast organizations, museums, and subject-specialized collections. The
collections include motion pictures as well as television, film and video,
and utilize both MARC and non-MARC cataloging. Ultimately, the Compendium
addresses important moving image cataloging issues and seeks to fulfill its
purpose as that much-needed primary cataloging reference tool.

To order, go to the SAA Publications Catalog:
http://www.archivists.org/catalog/catalog/description.html

For further information on the Association of Moving Image Archivists and
the Compendium, see www.amianet.org

Jane D. Johnson
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Chair
AMIA Cataloging and Documentation Committee
Association of Moving Image Archivists

Cataloger
UCLA Film and Television Archive
1015 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 462-4921 x28
(323) 461-6317 (FAX)
jdj@ucla.edu