Checking date: 23/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Archiving and media heritage
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA LOPEZ, FATIMA

Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Discover the richness and potential of the audiovisual heritage - Approaching the history and evolution of photography, film, radio and television for documents with patrimonial-audiovisual value - Knowing the fundamental resources to raise a rigorous search process property on archives, considering the specificities of the audiovisual documents - Select the audiovisual documentation (photography, television, video, film, radio, sound) has been appropriately preserved - Consider the legal requirements for different uses of audiovisual heritage - Identify the impact of digitalization process on audiovisual documentation and heritage as in their conservation as dissemination procesess
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
This course aims to raise awareness of the existing audiovisual heritage in audiovisual information sources in Spain and the world and explain the technical and technological processes for the preservation of this heritage. - Unit 1. Introduction to audiovisual heritage and documentation: media and formats. The significance of preservation. - Unit 2. The film heritage: sources, funds and management - Unit 3. Television and visual heritage: sources, collections and management - Unit 4. The photographic heritage: sources, collections and management - Unit 5. The sound heritage: sources, collections and management - Unit 6. Digitalization projects of the audiovisual heritage
Learning activities and methodology
1. Lectures Basic knowledge of the audiovisual heritage, the problems of preservation of the supports, and the processes of digitalization. Competencies 1, 2 and 3 (1 ECTS). 2. Practical work Practical classes with resources with audiovisual heritage. Competencies 3 and 4. (1 ECTS). 3. Student work Supervised study of theoretical and practical content, teaching materials and processing jobs. Competencies 1, 2 and 3 (1 ECTS).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • CARIDAD SEBASTIÁN M., HERNÁNDEZ PÉREZ A., RODRÍGUEZ MATEOS D., PÉREZ LORENZO B. . Documentación audiovisual: nuevas tendencias en el entorno digital. . Madrid: Síntesis. 2011
  • MARCOS RECIO J.C. (coord.) . Gestión del patrimonio audiovisual en medios de comunicación. . Madrid: Síntesis, . 2013
Additional Bibliography
  • Caridad Sebastián, M.; Morales García, Ana María; Martínez Cardama, S. y García López, F (2018). Los archivos audiovisuales de televisión: estrategias para su revalorización en un entorno transmedia. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (2018). Número titulado "Innovación en Comunicación. Retos en la TV pública europea y en el periodismo móvil". ISSN: 1138-5820. 2018
  • EDMONDSON R. . Filosofía y principios de los archivos audiovisuales. . París: UNESCO, . 2004
  • García López, Fátima, Martínez Cardama, Sara (2020). Strategies for preserving memes as artefacts of digital culture. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social (2018). Número titulado "Innovación en Comunicación. Retos en la TV pública europea y en el periodismo móvil". ISSN: 1138-5820. 2020
  • LÓPEZ HERNÁNDEZ A. . Introducción a la documentación audiovisual. . Sevilla: S&C Ediciones. 2003
  • MOREIRO J.A. (coord.) . Manual de Documentación informativa. Madrid: Cátedra, . 2000

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.