Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

National Film and Sound Archive (Australia) Catalogue on CD-ROM

Magazine article Journal of Film Preservation

National Film and Sound Archive (Australia) Catalogue on CD-ROM

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Catalogue information for a large part of the Archives moving image and sound collection is now available on CD-ROM to users outside the Archives facilities in Canberra. The disc, called Cultural Connections, contains around 250,000 cataloguing records of varying degrees of completeness that covers the entire spectrum of the collection. From fully curate descriptions of early silent film to series, only titles for soaps, the disc contains details of holdings and accessibility. Containing chiefly Australian material, the disc also includes records for a large number of newsreel titles, documentaries, features, home movies, TV news and current affairs, advertisements and a wide spectrum of sound recordings. It is planned that future editions of the disc will contain sound grabs or still images in addition to the catalogue information.

Produced as a joint venture by the Archive, in association with Reed Business Publishing and Nalbari Holdings, the catalogue is easy to use, operating in a Windows environment, with powerful text retrieval capabilities. …

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