Film & Media
|Department:||Department of Film and Media|
|Faculty Representative:||Frank Burke
|Liaison Librarian:||Elizabeth Gibson|
Collection Policy Outline
- To meet needs for teaching and undergraduate student research to level of Honours BA. To meet requirements for basic faculty research and professional development. To prepare groundwork resources for graduate-level teaching and research.
- Priority in order: English, French, Italian, German, other as circumstances warrant.
- Worldwide; priority in order: U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, other.
Type of Material Collected:
- Particular emphasis on bibliographies, filmographies, resource guides, etc.
- Treatises (historical, critical, theoretical; monographs and anthologies)
- Periodicals (major serials in English and French; special effort to collect and preserve occasional/short-lived journals)
- Biographies, autobiographies, memoirs
- Practical manuals, handbooks
- Films, videotapes, videodiscs, etc. (storage to be the responsibility of the Film Studies Dept.)
- Original scripts, working papers, documents, etc., especially as relating to Canadian cinema.
Subjects and Collecting Levels:
Areas to be collected at level B/C:
- Canadian Cinema:
- National Film Board archival material (e.g., films, original productions, documents, policy statements, etc.). Acquisition of films is generally financed by the Department or through special grants.
- Material related to pre-NFB and non-governmental film production (e.g., early Canadian film periodicals)
- History, achievements, policy of Canadian Film Development Corporation
- Material related to distribution/exhibition of films in Canada (e.g., annual reports of Famous Players Theatres, Odeon)
- Legal/constitutional material related to Canadian film and popular culture (e.g., CRTC hearings)
- Original scripts, working papers, documents of filmmakers working in Canada.
Areas to be collected at level D:
- American cinema
- European cinema (priority in order: French, Italian, German, Swedish, British, other)
- Japanese cinema
- Documentary/ethnographic cinema
- Works on/by individual filmmakers (producers, directors, cinematographer actors, etc.)
- Film history, film criticism, film theory
- Third World Cinema (e.g.: Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Senegal, etc.)
- Experimental/independent cinema
- Film Genres (e.g.: film noir, comedy, musicals, expressionism, etc.)
- Published film scripts
- Studies on individual films
Areas to be collected at level E:
- Silent cinema (institutions, personalities, films, principles, etc.)
- Mass media, broadcasting
- Technology, principles of television (broadcasting, videotape, videodisc, etc.)
- Film and related arts
Policy last revised: 1996/97