Where citation and preservation join by Richard Wright
A cornerstone of ‘scholarly communication’ is the ability to cite sources of information. The issue of citation of audiovisual resources is recently being looked at by a UK study which has been highlighed across audiovisual social media: the EUScreen blog, a Linked-in blog which I can cite but you can’t read unless you’re a member, the IASA email list (to cite the email, I’d first have to find an IASA email archive), the AMIA email list and a discussion on Twitter: @bufvc #AVcitation. The study has developed guidelines for audiovisual citation. I volunteered to try out the guidelines in early February, and from those trials there will be final guidelines published later this month (March, 2013).
Testing the guidelines highlights a major issue with audiovisual content: Where is it?