Today, the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission (CDC) published the FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual. The manual is available for free in PDF format here. The result of many years of labor and collaboration with numerous professionals in the moving image field, the manual is more than a simple revision of The FIAF Cataloguing Rules for Film Archives (1991).
Kinoteka na Makedonija is a new partner of the European Film Gateway and now gives access to a collection of 16 digitally restored films from the most interesting periods of Macedonian cinema.
A phD candidate from the University of Illinois in Chicago has uncovered previously unseen footage of the Eastland Disaster in Chicago digitised within the EFG1914 project. The footage from the collection of the EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam) shows the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which occurred when the Eastland capsized in the Chicago river in July 1915 and 844 people got killed.
Over 1'300 videos from the collections of the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland are now searchable through EFG. The selection of films provided are mostly non-fiction, and include documentaries, newsreels, educational material, television, public information films, industrial, advertising and promotional material.
With a ceremonial event, the United Nations will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War in the presence of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 6:30 pm local time, at the UN headquarters in New York. The event will be the only commemoration of WW1 that will bring all the Member States of the United Nations together. A clip with film material digitised by the EFG1914 partners will be shown to several hundred international diplomatic representatives as introduction to the event.