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Cataloguing Unit (Resource Centre)

The film-related materials acquired by the Archive are registered, sorted out, catalogued and preserved with professional archival tools by the Cataloguing Section (Resource Centre). Collection data is categorized and catalogued according to the international classification standard and cataloguing rule, Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd ed. (AACR2) respectively. Moreover, to ensure accuracy of our collection information, our staff have received expert training so that they can analyze and appraise the materials and make use of authoritative research tools to determine their authenticity and worth.

Besides, the Archive has adopted a tailor made bilingual multimedia cataloguing system and database. More than 400,000 items have been indexed, users may browse our online catalogue through the internet from all over the world. Apart from text information, users can access the digitized still graphics and moving images as well via our catalogue inside the Resource Centre.

Our collection covers a wide scope of subjects, from film synopses, scripts, reviews, biographies of film personalities, to resources on film theories, directing and scriptwriting, and such production techniques as cinematography, lighting, sets, special effects, makeup and props. Also reference materials on budget management, restoration, cataloguing and operation of archives are included. We constantly keep ourselves up-to-date with the latest film news and reviews and search for relevant items in other library catalogues. We also procure the latest film publications and audiovisual materials to enrich our collection.