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November 1994, Week 3


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Brian McIlroy <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Nov 1994 15:40:57 CST
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----------------------------Original message----------------------------
We have a different view here at the University of British Columbia with
regard to the various CD-Roms listed below.      We found the Chadwick
Healy and the BFI one very limited; the one we would like to see is the
Film Literature index volumes on CD-ROM as well as elements found in the
BFI and FIAF ones. Our library (number 25 on the 300 research library
list for all you elitists out there!) balked at the price and the cost of
the updated disks. Our film graduate students tried them out and
uniformly panned the two of them, all agreeing that Film/Literature Index
was the reference of choice. Our librarians and faculty from other Depts
also questioned the premises of Chadwick healy's project/s. Am I/we
really off base here? Interested to know of other people's views....Brian
On Thu, 17 Nov 1994, Neil Pollock wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> Forget Cinemania - its a toy
> Forget Motion Picture Guide - its all Hollywood
> The two big work-horses at this Library are as follows:
> The British Film Institute's Film Index International
> Distributed by Chadwick Healy : Fax the UK on 0223-66440; and
> FIAF's International Index to Film Periodicals; Fax 44-71-224-1203.
> The former gives cast and crew info., plus synposes for over 70,000 films
> and also provides links to information in periodicals.  The latter gives
> subject access and also periodical links.  Both cover the world.
> We bought BFI's FII for AUS$2250, FIAF for AUS$945 and MPG for AUS$1190.
> Cinemania is great value at less than $100.
> Is there a CD-ROM database (or paper for that matter) that covers
> Bollywood.  At 800-900 feature films per year; isn't it a crying shame
> that the world remains ignorant of Indian popular cinema; and what of
> China.  Just a thought!
> Neil Pollock
> Library Manager
> Australian Film Television and Radio School
> Voice: 61-2-805-6441
> Fax: 61-2-887-1030
> Culture is American for Yoghurt?