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Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record

Author: Terry Sanders; Council on Library Resources.; American Film Foundation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : American Film Foundation, 1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary film which describes the deterioration and destruction of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings and maps. The film assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in future. Presents the first conference on preservation in Vienna, Austria, held at the Austrian Public Library. Includes comments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Sanders; Council on Library Resources.; American Film Foundation.
OCLC Number: 16817214
Notes: "NTSC/USA A123."
Credits: Director and producer, Terry Sanders; narrator, Robert MacNeil; writers, Ben Maddow, Terry Sanders; photography, Erik Daarstad; editor, William Cartwright; music, Jean-Pièrre Tibi.
Performer(s): Robert MacNeil.
Description: 1 videocassette (59 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format [NTSC].
Other Titles: On the preservation of the human record
Responsibility: American Film Foundation ; sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, the Library of Congress, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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This documentary film which describes the deterioration and destruction of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings and maps. The film assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in future. Presents the first conference on preservation in Vienna, Austria, held at the Austrian Public Library. Includes comments by Warren J. Haas, William Welsh, and Vartan Gregorian. Also shows the Austrian National Library, the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress.

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