The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) recently released a set of guidelines for citing audiovisual materials. The goal of the BUFVC Guidelines for Referencing Moving Image and Sound is to:
… Establish an authoritative and accessible set of guidelines that is applicable to a wide range of different users across all disciplines. Covering film, television programmes, radio programmes, audio recordings, DVD extras, clips, trailers, adverts, idents, non-broadcast, amateur and archive materials, podcasts, vodcasts and games, it also includes style guidance on citations in reference lists and in-text citation.
Since there aren’t really any uniform expectations for how AV materials should be cited in academic writing, this guide provides good examples of a wide variety of instances of AV materials you might encounter in your research, including how to cite digitized AV material.
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