National Film and Sound Archive of Australia – Audiovisual History Needs You

By August 8, 2013 Events

Have you worked on an Australian screen production? Do you want your correct credits to be part of Australia’s historical record? 

If so, the Film & Broadcast Industries Oral History group encourages you to have your credits updated on the national audiovisual collection records. 

Here’s how in 5 easy steps:

1) Go to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia website: http://www.nfsa.gov.au and click Collection.

2) Search for the production title using Easy Search, select Film or Television  and click on Search 

3) From the Results page, click on the entry that appears for that title searched. Once you click on the entry, you will get a page which includes “Title Details” 

4) If you see anything incorrect or missing in the credits listed there, click on the data corrections link: corrections@nfsa.gov.au at the bottom of the page to send an email with your suggested corrections. 

5) The NFSA Collection Information Staff will respond to your email and validate the suggested corrections. For any contradictory information received, the NFSA will retain the right to determine 

the authorised credits for the production. 

Why is this important? 

The NFSA catalogue is the most complete record of Australian production we have. Because it includes credits for the crew as well as director and producer it gives a particularly useful historical picture for serious researchers. 

Your contribution is important to help make the over 800,000 records in the database as informative as possible. Over the years, the NFSA cataloguing team has been improving the entries but your help is very much needed. So, do check your films on the NFSA catalogue and also pass this appeal on to your friends. The NFSA was established through the efforts of all involved in the audiovisual industry — and it is really up to us to help make it the best resource it can be.