Dean's Innovation Grant 2015: Information-seeking behaviors of documentary filmmakers

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The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.

Dean’s Innovation Grant 2015 Awardees

Julie Judkins, Laura Treat

Project Title

Information-seeking behaviors of documentary filmmakers using moving image archives​

Project Description

Documentaries offer a wealth of information and are an invaluable source of information for educators and casual viewers alike. UNT has a healthy collection of moving image archives that could prove very useful to documentary filmmakers as they compile their works. The goal of this project was to understand how documentary filmmakers get their information, and what role moving image archives play in their creative process.

Contributor Biographies

Julie Judkins is the Assistant Head for Special Collections in University Libraries Special Collections. She received her Master of Science from the University of Michigan in Archives and Libraries.

Laura Treat is the Moving Image Preservation and Digitization Librarian in the UNT Media Library.