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Audiovisual Citation Guidelines – second edition

Learning on Screen has just published the second edition of our Audiovisual Citation Guidelines, following the launch of the new guidelines at our members’ day in December 2017.

At the event, a presentation on the importance of audiovisual citation was given by John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway University, Chair of Learning on Screen and a member of our citation guidelines steering group.

Screen Shot 2018-01-23 at 12.18.13The Audiovisual Citation Guidelines aim to establish an authoritative and accessible citation system that is applicable to a wide range of different users across all disciplines, covering film, TV, radio, DVD extras, games, trailers, archive material and much more.

This publication sees a comprehensive overhaul of the guidelines with major additions to the ‘new media’ section. These include further games citations and, for the first time, a section on how to cite mobile phone apps. It has been compiled after consultation with Learning on Screen members and input and guidance from an academic steering group.

These changes are in the original spirit of the publication. When the guidelines were first published in 2013 (compiled by Dr Richard Hewett and Dr Sian Barber), it was always envisaged that they would be updated to ensure they encapsulated developments in new media and other areas.

Access the guidelines. 

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