Film and Video Studies

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Alternative Titles
Listener
Description

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.
 
As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.
 
Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1929-1991
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11237
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FIAF Directory

Alternative Titles
FIAF Member Directory, FIAF Affiliate Directory, FIAF Membership Information, FIAF Affiliates
Description

Detailed directory listings for all FIAF Affiliates--institutions that are members of the FIAF (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film, i.e. International Federation of Film Archives), as well as for FIAF Donors--institutions, companies, and individuals that do not qualify for FIAF membership but wish to support and adhere to FIAF's activities and principles. Provides website addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, postal addresses, names of officers, etc.

Type
Directory
Coverage
Latest edition. Updated regularly.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10549
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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FIAF Members' Publications

Alternative Titles
FIAF Members' Publications (PQ)
FIAF Affiliates' Publications, Annual Bibliography of FIAF Members' Publications
Description
This database allows you to find detailed information on books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by more than 140 archives in more than 70 countries who are institutional members of the FIAF (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film, i.e. International Federation of Film Archives).
Type
Catalog
Coverage
The earliest default search date for publication year on the main search page appears as 1934 because for serial publications (e.g. annual reports, journals) the first year of publication is noted. Comprehensive indexing is available from 1966 onwards. 1966 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10255
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FIAF Documentation Collections

Alternative Titles
FIAF Documentation Collections (PQ)
International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections, International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Sources
Description
Contains comprehensive information about the world's foremost archives, libraries, and educational institutions dedicated to the preservation and documentation of film and television productions. Each entry includes details of published and unpublished materials, visual and sound collections, and special collections held by the institution.
Type
Directory
Coverage
Based on 1994 print edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10253
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FIAF Treasures from Film Archives

Alternative Titles
FIAF Treasures from Film Archives (PQ)
Treasures from the Film Archives
Description
Contains credits and holdings information for more than 40,500 silent-era films (both features and short films, and both documentaries and fictional works) in the collections of major film archives worldwide. Entries for each film include original title, alternate titles, and key credits and production information as well as indicating which archive(s) hold(s) a print of the film.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Although most records in this database describe films made before 1929, the database includes a few silent works produced during the sound era.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10251
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FIAF Index to Film Periodicals

Alternative Titles
FIAF Index to Film Periodicals (PQ)
International Index to Film Periodicals, International Index to Television Periodicals
Description
Contains descriptions of over 400,000 articles published in more than 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. Incorporates two print indexes, the International Index of Film Periodicals (1972-present) and the International Index to Television Periodicals (1979-2000). Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects). This is the only database offering film periodical indexing using a hierarchically ordered controlled thesaurus with more than 20,000 subject terms. The index contains comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles from film periodicals continue to be indexed.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10223
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HathiTrust Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Hathi Trust Digital Library, HTDL, HT
Big Ten/CIC Shared Digital Repository
Description

A massive digital library bringing together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.  Includes searchable access to over 13.5 million volumes--including over 6.8 million books, over 630,000 government documents, and over 350,000 serial publications--with full text ("Open View") access to 38% of these materials (over 5.1 million volumes).

Includes full text access to the following publications not fully viewable in Google Books:

  • books scanned by HathiTrust member libraries and the Internet Archive, but not by Google (there are thousands of these, with more added continuously)
  • U.S. books published between 1923 and 1963 for which copyright was not renewed (170,000+ and growing)
  • U.K. books published 1874-1944 and Canadian & Australian books published 1894-1964 for which copyright was not renewed (100,000+ and growing)
Type
Catalog
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Digital copies of library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10197
Mobile Version
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
Description

Combined catalog describing over 2 billion books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 10,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
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ProQuest Research Library

Alternative Titles
PQRL
Description

Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.  Provides full text for articles from over 3,600 of these journals and magazines.  Includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas extensively.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9851
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