Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Audiovisual Citation Guidelines

The British Universities Film & Video Council has just launched the most comprehensive set of guidelines for citing audiovisual materials to date. As authors of the guide point out, "existing guidelines for the referencing of moving image and sound are often insufficient as they are based on standards developed for the written word."

This 19-page guide, Audio-Visual Citation: BUFVC Guidelines for Referencing Moving Image and Sound, provides examples of how to cite feature films versus feature films on DVD or with DOI access online, extracts from features, extra feature documentary material from DVD titles, amateur films from private collections, film trailers accessed online, artist installation film, television accessed from DVDs or online or as part of online archive, advertisements accessed online.  You get the idea. Radio too. Music downloads, podcasts. Also new media examples of user-generated content, online-only programs and games.

‚ÄúThis guide now makes it possible for any writer (even a student) to lead their readers to the exact audiovisual source they are discussing"--John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway,  University of London 

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