>A Society for Cinema Studies committee has been (slowly, casually)
>exploring ways in which the online world currently serves film/TV scholars.
>I've chaired this committee for two years now and I figure it's time to
>make some recommendations and possibly take some action.
>I would greatly appreciate the participation of SCREEN-Litarians in this
>effort. There are many corners of the Internet that I haven't peered into.
>Plus, a discussion of this nature might help make us all more aware of the
>resources out there.
>The outline I'm currently working with is divided into two parts:
>1. The types of materials/services avaiLable online ("online" equals,
>principally, Internet resources, but might extend to commercial services or
>2. Modes of providing those materials/services.
>I'm open to suggestions in both areas: What is currently available online?
>What needs to be added to that? How are these materials/services provided?
>How could they be provided in the future?
>Seems like I recall someone putting together a guide to online film/TV
>resources. Does anyone know if this exists?
>So, here's what I've sketched out tonight:
>E-mail discussion groups
>Databases of film credits
>MOOs/MUDs/IRC for "real time" conferences
> Directory (available only to members?)
> Including *e-mail* addressesses
> Grad student directory, too
> Conference calls/info
> Conference papers/abstracts
> Reports of SCS committees
> E.g., archival materials committee
> Job listings
>Course syllabi--in collaboration with UFVA's "course files"?
>A FAQ for film/TV Internet resources
> Topics to cover from film/TV studies angle:
> Discussion groups
> Databases of film credits
> Online archival catalogs (e.g., Library of Congress)
> Commercial information services
> MOOs/MUDs/Internet Relay Chat
> Transferring files via the Internet (too many variables?)
> Scholarly use of e-mail (too rudimentary?)
> Print it in CINEMA JOURNAL initially, updates online
> Make updates available for FTP, LISTSERV and dial-up access
> Make it hypertext, allow folks to bounce to those resources
> SCS directory
> Scholarly databases
>POSSIBLE MODES OF PROVIDING THESE MATERIALS/SERVICES
>SCREEN-L discussion group and archive
> Discussion of film/TV studies
> Available currently through e-mail, Usenet, dial-up
> *Text* files, but not binary ones
> Retrievable via e-mail (thus accessible by
> commercial sources like CIS, AOL, Prodigy, etc.)
> Currently run on LISTSERV software on the U. of Al
> mainframe computer
>SCREEN-L II (?)
> Solely for announcements related to film/TV studies
> Moderated; low traffic
> None, if co-sponsoring insitution found (e.g., UA s TCFnet)
> Online searching of databases
> Hypertext access to resources
> Text files
> Binary files--word processing, graphics, sound
> Unix box and someone to create/run it
> Hang it on a co-sponsoring institution's 'Net connection?
>Internet accessible (via Telnet) MOO/MUD/BBS
> Real-time, live discussions
> Text files
> See FTP/Gopher/WWW above
> Bulletin board-style discussion
> I.e., "posting" of messages
> Text/binary files
> $500-1,000 to buy some harddisk space
> Link to the Internet server's files?
> Jeremy Butler [log in to unmask]
> Associate Professor [log in to unmask]
> Telecommunication & Film Dept. * University of Alabama * Tuscaloosa
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There is a wonderful list of online Film & Video Resources on Internet.
This list was put together by Kristen Garlock, and Lisa
Wood,([log in to unmask]). The Resource Guide is a complete a reference
source as I have seen.
Media Center, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0504
Tel: 619/534-7981 Fax: 619/534-7180
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