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Publication date: 4 April 2019

Mikhail Fiadotau, Martin Sillaots and Indrek Ibrus

This chapter introduces the topic of cooperation and co-innovation between the audiovisual media and education sectors. It first discusses the emergence of educational film

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This chapter introduces the topic of cooperation and co-innovation between the audiovisual media and education sectors. It first discusses the emergence of educational film approximately a hundred years go – together with a new institutional framework, industry media, rulebooks, etc. It then discusses the ways public service media have addressed educational programming over the decades, including developing complex cross-media strategies and educational content databases more recently. The second half of the chapter is dedicated to the emergence of educational digital games, with their own institutional setups, production cultures, and training programmes. The chapter points, however, to a relative lack of cooperation between commercial game producers and educational institutions to date.

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Publication date: 10 November 2017

Jennifer L. Jenkins

This chapter presents a historical analysis of how rural and small libraries have traditionally used nontheatrical film, including a discussion of how bookmobiles…

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This chapter presents a historical analysis of how rural and small libraries have traditionally used nontheatrical film, including a discussion of how bookmobiles presented these materials to persons in broader service areas. After establishing the entertainment and educational benefits patrons historically received from the screening of these materials, the author transitions to discuss how recently established regional film archives and other organizations have made significant strides in recent years in preserving motion pictures that document local and regional culture. The chapter concludes with an analysis of how rural and small libraries can work with regional motion picture archives to design screenings and other programs that fulfill traditional roles of entertaining and educating patrons while also reaffirming local cultural identity.

Summative research and archival sources provide the foundations for the discussion of the role and purpose of film in rural and small libraries. Specific libraries and collections serve as case studies.

  • Small-gauge motion pictures were popular with rural library and bookmobile patrons during the first three-quarters of the twentieth century, bringing entertainment and information to persons who normally had limited options in these areas due to geographic barriers.

  • Regional film archives and nontheatrical film advocacy organizations have emerged during recent decades, collecting previously overlooked materials that can help reaffirm local and regional culture.

  • Several regional film archives have already collaborated with rural and small libraries as well as other local institutions, providing a roadmap for libraries that wish to expand their cultural-heritage-oriented ­programming.

Small-gauge motion pictures were popular with rural library and bookmobile patrons during the first three-quarters of the twentieth century, bringing entertainment and information to persons who normally had limited options in these areas due to geographic barriers.

Regional film archives and nontheatrical film advocacy organizations have emerged during recent decades, collecting previously overlooked materials that can help reaffirm local and regional culture.

Several regional film archives have already collaborated with rural and small libraries as well as other local institutions, providing a roadmap for libraries that wish to expand their cultural-heritage-oriented ­programming.

Numerous scholars have published studies on regional and local nontheatrical film in recent decades, but relatively little has been written to connect these films with their value to rural public libraries and their constituents. By beginning with a historical analysis of how films have traditionally been of value to these audiences, the author is able to transition to presenting ideas on how nontheatrical works can continue to be of value in rural contexts. This has practical applications for rural libraries and other rural cultural organizations throughout the United States.

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Rural and Small Public Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-112-6

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Publication date: 1 December 1968

Ever noticed the morning‐after‐the‐night‐before effect of a good television documentary? It's a remarkable hangover. On trains, tubes, and buses; in pubs, offices, and…

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Ever noticed the morning‐after‐the‐night‐before effect of a good television documentary? It's a remarkable hangover. On trains, tubes, and buses; in pubs, offices, and homes; people are talking about it — analyzing, arguing, questioning, wondering. Although stimulating, it is more often than not a frustrating experience because there is no one to turn to for answers to the questions which have been raised, no one with the authority to settle the arguments and carry further the exploration begun by the programme. A wonderful teaching opportunity has been created and lost.

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Education + Training, vol. 10 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 January 1982

Richard E. Bopp and Judyth Lessee

[1981 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Year of Disabled Persons. With the theme “Full Participation and Equality,” the IYDP sought both to promote…

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[1981 was proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Year of Disabled Persons. With the theme “Full Participation and Equality,” the IYDP sought both to promote total participation of disabled persons in all aspects of life and to encourage society to help them function as integrated members of their communities. One purpose of proclaiming such a year, and one means of achieving its goals, is to inform and sensitize the public. The following bibliographies are presented with those purposes in mind.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 11 July 2016

Sara E. Morris and Lea H. Currie

The University of Kansas (KU) libraries has faced increased requests for streaming video in the past five years. While we have provided access to many databases of films

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Purpose

The University of Kansas (KU) libraries has faced increased requests for streaming video in the past five years. While we have provided access to many databases of films, feature films remained a problem. To write a collection development policy, the library undertook three investigations to ensure the outcome reflected the needs of the university.

Design/methodology/approach

Film titles included in Swank 300 and Criterion-on-Demand were checked against the CanIStream. it? website to check for availability through streaming, rental or purchase services. Student library users were surveyed to determine if they had streaming subscriptions and, if so, which ones. KU librarians also examined academic library collection development polices to understand how others have addressed this issue.

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More than half of the feature films provided by the two vendors are available through subscriptions, renting or purchasing methods. A majority of students subscribe to one or more of these services. Many academic libraries are deciding not to provide streaming feature films.

Originality/value

There are no previous studies on students’ subscriptions to streaming services linked to availability of feature films offered from commercial vendors to libraries.

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New Library World, vol. 117 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 14 January 2014

David Oberhelman

– -- The purpose of this paper is to provide a selected list of free and subscription web resources for film and television (screen) studies.

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-- The purpose of this paper is to provide a selected list of free and subscription web resources for film and television (screen) studies.

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-- Reference sources on film and other media studies were located, evaluated, and selected. The list is divided into four broad research categories; research databases and film catalogs (subscription products); film and television catalogs/databases (gratis); historical film streaming sites; and film studies portal sites.

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-- There are a wide variety of resources available online that users can freely access as well as robust subscription products currently available to libraries to support research in film and television studies. Students and scholars can use both free and fee-based sites for film catalogs, film studies journal indexes, streaming video content, and other information and analysis on visual media.

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-- There has not been a bibliographic list of online film studies resources undertaken since 2005, and many new web resources as well as databases have emerged in the field. The annotated list of resources in this study seeks to supplement and update what has been previously discussed in the LIS literature on web-based reference sources available for libraries supporting film and television studies.

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Reference Reviews, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 4 April 2019

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Emergence of Cross-innovation Systems
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-980-9

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Publication date: 4 May 2010

Susan L. Kendall

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 1 March 1979

Barbara Clarke and David W. Parish

Since the passage of P.L. 94–142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, on November 29, 1975, mandating that handicapped students be educated in the…

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Since the passage of P.L. 94–142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, on November 29, 1975, mandating that handicapped students be educated in the least restrictive environments possible, there has been an increasing demand for information related to the education of the handicapped. A common observation of teachers and administrators is that tedious hours of paperwork and conferences are required to plan individualized programs and meet governmental mandates.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 February 1963

A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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A regular feature giving news and comments on events and productions in the field of visual aids for technical and scientific teaching and training

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Education + Training, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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