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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Aug 2000 14:23:42 -0700
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Sally Hubbard <[log in to unmask]>
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The Association of Moving Image Archivists is pleased to announce the launch
of the new AMIA web site at:

The AMIA site provides information on all aspects of AMIA, as well as
numerous resources, publications and factsheets on moving image archiving
and preservation. The site features a new look and a great deal of new
content. Features and material available for the first time on the updated
site include:

* Information on the 2000 AMIA Conference in Los Angeles, including the
Preliminary Conference Program and local accomodations.
* Dedicated pages for all of AMIA's Committees of the Membership, Committees
of the Board, Interest Groups, and Task Forces.
* Proceedings from the 1998 annual conference in Miami (over 30 sessions and
* The results and recommendations of the recent AMIA Education Survey.
* A comprehensive new factsheet on "Storage Standards and Guidelines for
Film and Videotape"
* Information on the AMIA Film Shrinkage Gauge, which is available for loan
to AMIA members.
* AMIA's comments and recommendations on the "Revision of Archival Moving
Image Materials: A Cataloging Manual (AMIM)."
* Complete information on the AMIA Scholarship and Fellowship programs,
including articles on all previous recipients.
* Complete information on the Silver Light and Leab awards, including
articles on all previous winners.
* All questions and answers (cross-linked) from the "Video Q & A" and
"Inedits Q & A" columns from back issues of the AMIA Newsletter.
* Lists of all AMIA conference Sponsors and Vendors since 1995.

The new site is a work in progress, with certain areas still under
construction. Several new AMIA publications and resources are already in the
pipeline and will soon be available online. These include the Cataloging &
Documentation Committee's "Compendium of Cataloging Practice," the a
detailed factsheet on "Education, Training and Careers in Moving Image
Preservation", and a page for AMIA's newest group, the "Small Gauge Film
Initiative Task Force." So keep watching!

We hope you enjoy AMIA's new online resource.

Sally Hubbard, Chair
AMIA Publications Committee

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