Sound and Vision: Managing and Preserving Photographs, Film and Sound module (RM51006)

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This module is concerned with managing film, sound and photographic material. It looks at the historical development of the media, what it is made of, how it is managed and used, including their appropriate appraisal and preservation.

  • Historical Overview: development of photographs, cinefilm video recordings and sound recordings; the growth and development of specialist photographic, film and sound archives
  • Management and administration: collection policies; appraisal; accessioning; cataloguing;  access; copyright issues, ethics and standards in photographic, film and sound archives
  • Preservation: physical characteristics of photographs, cinefilm, video recordings and sound recordings; their handling conservation and restoration; storage; transportation; equipment conservation and maintenance; copying for preservation; data migration; emergency planning and disaster recovery

Number of credits

20 SCQF credits (10 ECTS credits) on Level 5, SHE M (SCQF 11)


Siân Williams

Roger Watson