New guide makes citing film and audio easier

New guide makes citing film and audio easier

Posted by: on April 1, 2013   |Comments (0)|Scholarly Communication

Front-cover-image-Audiovisual Citation GuidelinesDoes the word “citation” make you want to take a snooze?  We don’t blame you.  But if you’ve ever tried to cite something specifically challenging like a YouTube video or a TV commercial, you probably know the frustration that can ensue.  Thankfully, the British Universities Film and Television Council has just released a new set of Audiovisual Citation Guidelines that simplify the process.  The guidelines “address the growing need for a clear, comprehensive and consistent system for the citation of moving image and sound.”  They demonstrate citations for a variety of media including television and radio shows, audio recordings, DVD extras, video and audio clips, trailers, advertisements, amateur and archive material, podcasts, and more.

Here are a couple of examples from the guidelines:

Television Show Accessed Online:
Roddy Doyle’, Writer in Profile [television program clip, online] Pres. David Hanly. RTÉ, Ireland, 10/06/1992, RTÉ 1. 5mins 59secs. http://www.euscreen.eu/play.jsp?id=EUS_74BF381109E04797841DB8C2E30E20EF (accessed 29/09/2012).

Music Track:
‘Romance No.2 in F Major, op. 50’, Chill with Beethoven [music track, CD] Cond. Kenneth Jean, Perf. Slovak Philharmonic orchestra. Naxos, UK, 31/01/2006. 4mins 42secs. [Naxos, 8.556790, 2006].

User-Generated Online Content:
Kittys Meet [user-generated content, online] Creat. BFvsGF. 19/01/2013, 7mins 28secs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34hoyQ7oc2k (accessed 21/01/2013)

For more on this visit the British Universities Film and Television Council’s web page, or download the Audiovisual Citation Guidelines themselves.   You can also view the Phillips Memorial Library’s citation guide for further help with citations in a variety of formats and styles.

Does the word “citation” make you want to take a snooze?  We don’t blame you.  But if you’ve ever tried... MORE