FILM archives, PRESERVATION of motion picture film, SEPTEMBER 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, EXPERIMENTAL films, and PRESERVATION of video tapes
This article regularly covers international news concerning film, television, and video archives. Items of note for February 2004 include: the announcement that the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has identified a 35mm print as the only existing copy of "Life on the Border"; digital materials about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. acquired by the Library of Congress; Grants awarded by the Film Foundation and the National Film Preservation Foundation for the preservation of avant-garde films and lists the American "orphan" films to be preserved by the foundation; the appointment of Gregory A. Lukow at the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.
Reports on the decision of the National Film Preservation Foundation to award partnership grants to 23 U.S. archives to save several motion pictures not preserved by commercial interests. List of motion pictures to be preserved; Information on John Whitney's 'Catalog'; Benefits of the grant for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
ORPHAN films, COPYRIGHT of motion pictures, and PRESERVATION of motion picture film
The article traces the history of orphan works legislation in the U.S. and identifies some legal uses for copyrighted films. Film preservation efforts for orphan films in the mid-1990s played an important role in focusing attention on the preservation of orphan works in general. The Orphan Works Act of 2006 was based on the "Report on Orphan Works" from the Register of Copyrights. Exceptions in the existing copyright law intended to protect certain users of orphan works are enumerated.
PRESERVATION of motion picture film, FILM archives, and VIDEO archives
This regular section presents updates on the efforts of international film, television, and video archives to preserve and restore visual resources as of spring 2003. News items of note in this update are: the development of a Moving Image Collections searchable catalog of film and video collections funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation; the announcement of recipients of grants from the National Film Preservation Foundation to help preserve American "orphan" films; the list of films added to the National Film Registry for 2002 by the Librarian of Congress.
MOTION pictures & television, PRESERVATION of motion picture film, MOTION picture industry, ASSOCIATIONS, institutions, etc., and UNITED States. National Film Registry
Presents updates on issues and events related to the motion picture industry as of March 2004. Move of the UCLA Film and Television Archive to acquire films and television shows to be added to its motion picture archive; List of motion pictures acquired by the Librarian of Congress to be preserved at the U.S. National Film Registry; Appointment of Milt Shefter as president of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.
MOTION picture industry, AWARDS, PRESERVATION of motion picture film, TRADE associations, and SOUND archives
The article presents an update on awards related to the U.S. motion picture industry as of June 2007. One of the films to be preserved through grants awarded by the National Film Preservation Foundation in June is "The Daughter of Dawn." FOCAL International, the trade association representing the footage archives as well as facility houses, held the 4th FOCAL International Awards in May. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) had declared the winners of the 2007 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
FILM archives, PRESERVATION of motion picture film, PRESERVATION of sound recordings, SILENT films, ONLINE information services, COPYRIGHT, and ARCHIVAL materials
Presents international news on the preservation of films, television, video and sound recordings as of June 2003. Of note in this issue are: the announcement of recordings that were added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress; new online resources for researchers; and a follow-up on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act.
PRESERVATION of motion picture film, FILM archives, and ARCHIVES
This section provides news briefs concerning preservation. The home of Chinese movie actress Lin Dai is going to be replicated and several of her personal items will be preserved by the Hong Kong Film Archive. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named 25 motion pictures to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress including "Bullitt," "Dances with Wolves," and "Glimpse of the Garden." The Human Studies Film Archives began to process the John Marshall film and video outtakes from 1981-2000.
PRESERVATION of motion picture film, MOTION pictures, and FILM archives
The article reports that the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has selected several films that would be added to the National Film Registry. The selection includes "The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man," "The Cameraman" and "Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940."
PRESERVATION of motion picture film, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES & conventions, ARCHIVIST associations, ASSOCIATIONS, institutions, etc., and FILM archives
This section provides information on conferences about archiving of films in the U.S. and around the world, that will be held between April and December 2005. The dates and topics of the Sixty-ninth annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists; Midwest Archives Conference; Ninth Annual Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association Conference and General Assembly; Annual meeting of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; and the Sixth Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium of Amateur Fiction Films are reported.