[Videolib] Fwd: Film Literature Index Online

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 14:11:25 -0800

>Hi all and Happy New Year!

For those of you who are interested in the fate of the Film Literature
Index Online Project at Indiana University, here's Kris Brancolini's
official word.


>The Indiana University Digital Library Program in collaboration with the
>Film and Television Documentation Center at SUNY received a grant from the
>National Endowment for the Humanities on July 1, 2001 to convert the print
>version of the Film Literature Index for online retrieval. The FLI Online
>contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and
>book reviews published between 1976-2001. Indiana University launched a
>preview site on November 1, 2004; we are continuing to correct
>typographical errors and working on response time for complex searches. We
>anticipate finishing the online index by the end of January. Notable
>features include:
>* Comprehensive search functionality that includes Boolean operators,
>wildcard and exact phrase in either the basic search or advanced search
>pages as well as filters in the advanced search page that range from
>language to peer review for additional refinement;
>* Exploratory access available in the browse section, which provides
>alphabetical browse access to subject headings, person names, production
>titles and corporate names;
>* Robust results manipulation, which supports refining within the result
>set by utilizing either the search box or the pre-defined filters (format,
>document type and language) provided;
>* OpenURL compatibility allows for institution-specific full-text access;
>* Export of selected citations via email, print or save functionality.
>It is true that the Digital Library Program is no longer working with the
>Film and Television Documentation Center. We are working to
>resolve our differences with the State University of New York -- Albany.
>We are exploring options, but for now, the index is accessible free of
>charge at this URL: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/fli/index.jsp.
>Unfortunately, this is likely to be a static resource, with new citations
>only available through subscription to the paper index.
>Please feel free to contact me off the list if you have additional
>Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program
>Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
>Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
>Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Web: www.dlib.indiana.edu

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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--Ted Berrigan

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