(Micro)film studies


Vélez-Serna MA (2017) (Micro)film studies. Moving Image, 17 (2), pp. 95-100.

First paragraph: I live and work far from the place where I was born, so the past I research is a country twice foreign. When people ask why I research Scottish cinema history rather than Colombian, I confess that the reason is not an intense passion for this rainy corner of Europe but because I am here. I wanted to do archive work, and so my topic would need to be local. It is easy to underestimate the degree to which simple availability and access can determine entire research paths. And therefore it is easy to misunderstand the significance of the transformations brought about by digitization and online access to sources.

Archives; Digitization; Movies; Microfilms; National libraries; Primary literature; Trade; Lanterns; Travel; Film libraries

Moving Image: Volume 17, Issue 2

Publication date31/10/2017
Date accepted by journal01/09/2017