27 March 2013

New Guidelines for Citing Audio-Visual Material

Ever wondered how to cite a television programme? Or what about a clip from a DVD?

Do you know how to cite the following material correctly?:

 film; television programmes; radio programmes; audio recordings; DVD extras; clips; trailers; adverts; idents; non-broadcast, amateur and archive material; podcasts; vodcasts; games

Perhaps you need to advise others about how to reference moving image and sound correctly?
Wonder no more - the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) has just launched a pioneering set of guidelines to help answer all these questions, and more.

Despite the enormous increase in the use of a/v material in education, previous guidelines for referencing were inadequate, as they were based on standards for written material.

The new guidelines encourage best practice in citing any kind of audio-visual material, and apply to a wide range of different users across all disciplines.

"It is crucial for students, researcher and academics alike to be able to cite these sources clearly and ensure references can be traced back unambiguously"

Download a free interactive guide from the BUFVC website

The BUFVC welcomes comments and feedback via email, or tweet @bufvc

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