Hi Miriam -- I really enjoyed the seminar on the 12th. We're putting together a whole new web site -- what we're calling a "digital access platform" -- here at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, which we're hoping will bridge the difference between the current kind of online catalogue (difficult to use for non-specialists) and researchers who also want authoritative information on the people and companies in our collection. You can find info about us at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wcftr/ . But our new site won't be up until early fall.
However, here are some other good research sites, mostly oriented toward television, my particualr field:
www.screenonline.org.uk -- the BFI's excellent site
www.filmsound.org -- very dependable info on film sound
http://www.birth-of-tv.org/birth/ -- good material on European television
http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/index2.html -- ditto on Canada
http://www.current.org/history/ -- on US public television
Hope these are helpful -- Best, Michele
Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Department of Communication Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
----- Original Message -----
From: Miriam Posner <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2007 5:52 am
Subject: [SCREEN-L] Send us your links!
To: [log in to unmask]
> The Museum of the Moving Image is compiling a list of trustworthy online
> sources to help students conduct responsible Internet research about
> television, and digital media. We've put our heads together and we're
> sure we've covered all the well-known research sites: JSTOR, ProQuest,
> WorldCat, AFI catalog, etc.
> Now we're interested in more obscure, but still trustworthy, sites.
> Determining a site's reputability is, of course, more art than
> science, but
> we're looking for Web pages that you wouldn't mind your students
> citing on a
> research paper. For example, the Museum of Broadcast Communication's
> encyclopedia (http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/) is a source students
> aren't likely to know offhand, but might find helpful. The same goes
> for the
> Autry Museum's page on Sergio Leone
> (http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/leone/) and Virginia Commonwealth
> University's detailed history of the Grace Street Theater
> I'd love to hear what you use for online research. It's okay if
> they're more
> general sites, as long as they can be used to research film,
> television, or
> digital media. Journal aggregators, bibliographies, online exhibits,
> stand-alone Web pages are all welcome.
> Please send them to me directly ([log in to unmask]) and if you're
> interested, I'll compile a list of your links and post it to the listserv.
> Thank you!
> MIRIAM POSNER
> ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF THE COLLECTION
> MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
> 35 AVE AT 36 ST, ASTORIA, NY 11106
> TEL 718.784.4520 FAX 718.784.3417
> To sign off Screen-L, e-mail [log in to unmask] and put SIGNOFF Screen-L
> in the message. Problems? Contact [log in to unmask]
For past messages, visit the Screen-L Archives: