Women in Focus: A Toolkit for Archiving Women's Amateur Film

Sarah Arnold, Paul Frith, Keith M. Johnston, Carolann Madden, Zoë Viney Burgess

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This toolkit advocates for a new approach to the cataloguing of women filmmakers in local, regional, and national archives. Acknowledging that women's creative work has been under-reported and under-recognised, we have designed five tools that will aid archives and archivists when approaching amateur and non-professional films and film collections. Making small but significant adjustments to metadata creation can allow for a more accurate recording of the data around such creative women.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorwich
Commissioning bodyArts and Humanities Research Council
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • amateur
  • feminism
  • women
  • cinema
  • filmmaking
  • archives
  • cultural heritage

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