Films and their selection policy in library

Films definition:
Generally a film is considered as a living form of book. It is possible to disseminate the information very quickly (from a film) with the help of film. The most common format is 16mm and  35mm. A film may be divided as:

  1. Instructional/Educational film
  2. Informational film
  3. Interpretative film
  4. Documentary film
  5. Historical film
  6. Recreational film
  7. Travel film

Usefulness of film in Library:

  1. It is very useful and valuable materials in a library.
  2. It is easily possible to bring a historical event to human.
  3. Film is considered as the most popular media in information based system.

Evaluation of film for library:
Some question may be asked to evaluate film:

  1. Is it helpful to the users?
  2. Is the information appropriate and accurate those are presented in a film?
  3. Is it acceptable to the people of all ages?
  4. Is it attractive?
  5. Is there any permanent value?

Selection Policies of Films in Library:

  1. It should be selected according to the objectives of a library.
  2. It should be observed that how these films are helpful to the reader.

Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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