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AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE  RESEARCH & INFORMATION
LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE RESEARCH FACILITY

Australia and the world can now access the country's premier
reference collection on the Australian film industry online at
http://www.afi.org.au.

The AFI Research and Information Centre's new searchable online
catalogue opens the way for radically increased access to its unique
holdings, which include: 600,000 news-clippings on Australian and
international film and television titles, comprehensive industry databases and
significant screen journals and books.

The AFI Research and Information Centre holds over 5,000 books, more
than 600,000 news-clippings, Australian and international screen culture
organisations' annual reports, cast and  crew directories, Film Festival
programs, press kits, scripts, film stills, CD-ROMs and databases,
including: British Film Institute Film Index International, FIAF
(International Index to Film/TV periodicals), Film & Video Finder
(Australian distributors of features, documentaries and shorts),
Filmnews Index, and Cinedex (database of Australian feature film
distributors).

To access the information that you have located on the online catalogue:
request an inter-library loan (our NUC symbol is VAFI)
contact our CINESEARCH research service (ph:03 9695 7218,
email:[log in to unmask]) or visit us at 49 Eastern Road, South Melbourne

The AFI Research and Information Centre's online catalogue is supported
by Cinemedia and the NSW Film and Television Office.

If you have any queries or comments on our online catalogue, please
contact:
Melanie Wilson
Technical Services Librarian
ph: 03 9695 7203
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Aysen Mustafa
Client Services Librarian
Australian Film Institute
Research & Information Centre

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