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Web Sites of Interest to Arts and Media Professionals

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Film/Video/Media Sites

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Address: http://www.oscars.org/ampas/
Contact: ampas@ampas.org
Originating Body/Author: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood
Description: Official Web site of the Academy, with information about the organization, the Academy Awards (Oscars), and other programs and activities of the Academy. Includes a searchable database of Academy Awards.

American Film Institute

Address: http://www.afionline.org
Contact: info@afionline.org
Originating Body/Author: American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Description: Information about the history and services of the AFI, including its educational programs, film preservation, publications, awards, etc. Special feature: the "Cinemedia" list with links to some 15,000 film/media sites, arranged by category.

British Film Institute

Address: http://www.bfi.org.uk/
Contact: andy.cole@bfi.org.uk or library@bfi.org.uk
Originating Body/Author: British Film Institute, London
Description: The BFI is the United Kingdom agency responsible for encouraging and preserving the arts of film and television. Includes information about the organization, its library, publications, the National Film Theatre, and the Museum of the Moving Image.

British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)

Address: http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/
Contact: bufvc@open.ac.uk
Originating Body/Author: British Universities Film & Video Council, London
Description: BUFVC's aim is to promote the production, study and use of film and related media in British higher education and research. Web site includes information on distribution, a media sales catalogue, publications, and reports on current projects and research. They also publish a CD-ROM edition of their AVANCE database of film/video productions.


Address: http://www.facsea.org
Contact: info@facsea.org
Originating Body/Author: FACSEA (French-American Cultural Services & Educational Aid) New York, NY
Description: Founded in 1955, FACSEA provides French cultural resources for American educational and cultural institutions. Web site includes a catalogue of French films on video that can be ordered online, information on applying for grants to present French film festivals, links to other French resources on the Internet, and links to universities screening French films.

Film Forum

Address: http://www.filmforum.com
Contact: filmforum@aol.com
Originating Body/Author: Film Forum/The Moving Image, Inc., New York, NY
Description: Leading New York cinema for exhibiting independent and foreign films, and popular retrospectives. Site includes current play schedule and coming attractions. Features a list of sources of films screened at Film Forum over the years.


Address: http://www.FOOTAGE.net/
Contact: info@FOOTAGE.net
Originating Body/Author: Full Circle Productions, Inc.
Description: The Stock, Archival & News Footage Network--A virtual catalogue of catalogues from major stock footage sources, including Grinberg World Wide Images, ABC News, CNN, and more, plus information on hundreds of other major international stock footage sources.

Guide to Film and Video Resources on the Internet

Address: http://http2.sils.umich.edu/Public/fvl/film.html
Contact: Lisa R. Wood (lrw@umich.edu)
Originating Body/Author: Compiled by Lisa R. Wood and Kristen Garlock, University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies
Description: Selective list of online film/video resources, grouped under Reviews, Discussions, Filmographies/Bibliographies, Searchable Databases, Other Resources. Compiled in 1993/94 by graduate students in the U. Michigan School of Information and Library Studies. Excellent starting point to explore Internet offerings concerning film and video.

ITEM Knowledge Base

Address: http://item.soffolk.ac.uk
Contact: ivain@ecna.org
Originating Body/Author: IVAIN (International Visual Arts Information Network), Suffolk, England. Jeremy Rees, Founder/Director
Description: An international searchable text and image database detailing hypermedia publications and resources about the visual arts, including museum and art gallery image databases. There is a subscription fee to access the database.

MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project

Address: http://sebridge.org/~macart/
Contact: info@macarthurlib.org
Originating Body/Author: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Description: The MacArthur Library Video Project was created to help establish serious, diverse, and informative video collections in public libraries in the United States. The Web site offers a selected list of videos on health-related issues, available at discounted rates to public libraries, and online discussion of the video collection.

Media Alliance

Address: http://www.mediaalliance.org
Contact: mediaall@tmn.com
Originating Body/Author: Media Alliance, New York, NY
Description: An advocacy and service membership organization dedicated to advancing the independent media arts in New York State. Services include advocacy, conferences, granting, internships, workshops, equipment access, newsletter and other publications


Address: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~media/MediaWeb/
Contact: Krist Bender (krist@rice.edu), Webmaster
Originating Body/Author: Temple University Computer Center, DAC, and Rice University Media Center
Description: "A loose coalition of film/tv/video Webmasters that seeks to foster collaboration and coordination among media studies web sites." Site includes links to media-related sites and access to a List Server.

NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL)

Address: http://www.nara.gov/nara/nail.html
Contact: nail.mailbox@arch2.nara.gov
Originating Body/Author: National Archives and Records Administration
Description: A searchable database that contains information about a wide variety of NARA's holdings across the country, including selected textual documents, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and audiovisual materials.

New York Film/Video Council

Address: http://www.yrd.com/NYFVC/
Contact: webmaster_NYFVC@yrd.com
Originating Body/Author: New York Film/Video Council
Description: Oldest, continuously operating film council, serving the non-theatrical and independent film/video communicty. Hosts monthly programs and special events. Site includes online newsletter, bulletin board, video clips, and links to other media sites.

Pacific Film Archive

Address: http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
Contact: (use comments page)
Originating Body/Author: Pacific Film Archive/UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Description: Internationally recognized center for the exhibition and study of cinema. Web site features "PFA FilmNotes Online" and "Cinefiles"--a database of reviews, festivals, showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from PFA library clippings and files, with searchable fields such as film title and subject. Can also search for documents on particular films.

Univ. of California, Berkeley Media Resources Center

Address: http://library.berkeley.edu:80/MRC/
Contact: ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
Originating Body/Author: Univ. of California, Berkeley, Media Resource Center
Description: Media references and links to: media services and resources, film/video distributors and producers, and collections.

UCLA Film and Television Archives (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)

Address: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/
Contact: wsarch@emelnitz.ucla.edu
Originating Body/Author: UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles, CA
Description: Online searching and links to the archive's stock footage, screenings, preservation, and research. The archive has over 200,000 films and TV programs, and over 27 million feet of newsreel footage.

Artists' Film/Videos (Experimental/Avant Garde)

235 Media

Address: http://www.235media.com/
Contact: 235media@dom.de
Originating Body/Author: 235Media--Media Art Distribution, Cologne, Germany
Description: German site for artists' videos, primarily German and other Europeans and some American artists. Has some links to other artists' video sites.

Danish Video Art Data Bank

Address: http://www.hascoll.dk/video/bank/bank.htm
Contact: soeborg@inet.uni-c.dk
Originating Body/Author: Danish Video Art Bank
Description: DVADB is a non-profit agency for promoting and distributing Danish video art outside of Denmark. Established in 1985 by Video Workshop/HASLEV. Site includes extensive list of video festivals and links to other relevant video sites.


Address: http://www.sirius.com/~sstark/welcome.html
Contact: sstark@sirius.com (Scott Stark)
Originating Body/Author: Scott Stark, media artist.
Description: Links to alternative cinematic sites on the web, including film/video artists, venues, resources, and images, as well as a "Now Playing" calendar of screenings, and an announcements section. Resources links include showcases, festivals, production resources, etc. Many of the artists' films mentioned on the site can be ordered online.


Address: http://www.misa.uni-magdeburg.de/ovid/
Contact: various (see Contact page of site)
Originating Body/Author: Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig; Stuttgart Filmwinter; Center for Artistic Visual Media, Saxony-Anhalt--Germany
Description: oVid is a database for experimental film and video art, with bilingual entries (German and English). Sources of data include the catalogues of such organizations as the Filmmakers' Cooperative, New York; Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest; Light Cone, Paris; and the London Filmmakers' Co-op, among others.

Arts Sites

Art Museum Network

Address: http://www.amn.org
Contact: Brian Boigon@amn.org; or Mimi Gaudieri@amn.org
Originating Body/Author: Art Museum Network, Toronto, ON
Description: "Official website for the largest art museums in North America." Museum logos appear at five second intervals on the screen, each logo is a clickable link directly to that Museum's home page.


Address: http://artsnet.heinz.cmu.edu
Contact: mamprog@andrew.cmu.edu
Originating Body/Author: Carnegie Mellon University Master of Arts Management Program (Pittsburgh, PA).
Description: A central linking point for a group of organizations and agencies working on computer and information technology issues that impact the arts management process. Now provides a gateway to ArtsWire and other arts and culture Websites. There is also a link for those wishing to add their organization's link to the site.


Address: http://www.artswire.org/
Contact: Beth Kanter, ArtsWire Network Coordinator (kanter@artswire.org; her homepage is www. artswire.org/kanter)
Originating Body/Author: New York Foundation for the Arts
Description: An online network of artists, arts workers, arts organizations, and arts funders. Provides professional level access to: current news and information relating to the arts; informed discussion of arts-related issues; listings of grants, exhibition opportunities, and jobs in the arts; a forum for creating and experiencing online art. Membership rates; $60/yr. Individuals; $100/yr. Organizations.

Getty Information Institute

Address: http://www.gii.getty.edu/
Contact: gii-info@getty.edu
Originating Body/Author: Getty Information Institute/The J. Paul Getty Trust
Description: Information about GII projects. Includes: Search access to database records from the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, RILA, and the Provenance Catalogue/Sale Contents Databases. Online access to the Art & Architecture Thesaurus and the Union List of Artists' Names. Gateway to "L.A. Culture Net"--a project to make Los Angeles arts and cultural information available over the Internet and to support collaborations among cultural and educational organizations and the private sector.

World Wide Arts Resources

Address: http://wwar.com/index.html
Contact: wwar@coil.com
Originating Body/Author: World Wide Arts Resources, Columbus, OH
Description: "...biggest gateway to the arts on the Internet..." A search engine or index dedicated solely to the arts, offering more than 3,000 categories, including an Arts Locator (by U.S. and foreign city), an Artist Index, lists of galleries, museums, exhibitions, schools, and resources.



Address: http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/
Contact: artsednet@getty.edu
Originating Body/Author: Getty Education Institute for the Arts/J. Paul Getty Trust
Description: An online service to support the needs of the K-12 education community. Focuses on helping arts educators, general classroom teachers using the arts in the curriculum, museum educators, and university faculty involved in the arts.


Address: http://ericir.syr.edu
Contact: askeric@ericir.syr.edu; AskERIC Coordinator--Robin Summers
Originating Body/Author: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, Syracuse, NY
Description: "Internet based education information service of the ERIC system, which is a federally funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, associate adjunct clearinghouses, and support components, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues."

Classroom Connect

Address: http://www.classroom.net/
Contact: Rem Jackson, VP, Classroom Connect (rem@classroom.net)
Originating Body/Author: Classroom Connect, Lancaster, PA
Description: Resources for K-12 educators and students world-wide.

ICONnect--Connecting Learners to Information

Address: http://www.ala.org/ICONN/index.html
Contact: ICONnect@ala.org
Originating Body/Author: American Association of School Librarians, ALA
Description: Designed to get students, library media specialists, and teachers connected to learning using the Internet.


Address: http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/net/guides/ILTeduc.html
Contact: webmaster@ilt.columbia.edu
Originating Body/Author: Institute for Learning Technologies, Teachers College, Columbia University
Description: A guide to Internet resources relating to education.


American Library Association

Address: http://www.ala.org
Contact: ala@ala.org
Originating Body/Author: American Library Association
Description: The ALA's official Web site, with links to affiliate organizations and other library-related Web resources.

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

Address: http://http://afalib.uflib.ufl.edu/arlis
Contact: edteag@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu; Edward H. Teague
Originating Body/Author: Art Libraries Society of North America, Raleigh, NC
Description: Official ARLIS/NA site, offering resources and services for the worldwide arts information community. In addition to organizational information, includes bibliographies, articles, an extensive list of "Art Resources on the Internet," a list of List Servers, and a job net.

Fair Use Guidelines: Educational Media

Address: http://www.indiana.edu/~mediares/mmfairuse.htm
Originating Body/Author:
Description: Guidelines compiled in 1996 by a coalition of education and industry representatives, and endorsed by many institutions, publishers, and producers. (Also found on other Web sites.)

Internet Public Library

Address: http://www.ipl.org/
Contact: ipl@ipl.org
Originating Body/Author: U. of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies
Description: Begun as a graduate seminar project in 1995, the mission of the IPL Web site is to serve the public by finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating quality information resources. Includes a section on resources for librarians.

Library Resources on the Internet

Address: http://www.library.nwu.edu/resources/library/
Contact: refdept@nwu.edu
Originating Body/Author: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL.
Description: Provides links to Internet resources of interest to libraries and librarians, including library catalogues, journals, associations, and vendors, as well as book publishers and reviews of books.

Library of Congress

Address: http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/
Contact: lcweb@loc.gov
Originating Body/Author: Library of Congress, Wash. DC
Description: Library of Congress links to resources for educators, legislative information, exhibitions, Library services, and research tools such as LC catalogues. The Motion Picture and TV Reading Room page includes bibliographies and other finding tools.

Needle in a Cyberstack

Address: http://home.revealed.net/albee/
Contact: albee@revealed.net; John Albee
Originating Body/Author: John Albee, Davenport, IA
Description: Organized meticulously in clickable frames, alphabetically by subject. Choice of research tools from "needle navigator" to alphabetical search. Other choices include "Best on the Web," multi-search tools, business and career tools, and research tools.

Professional Societies/Membership Organizations

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Address: http://www.aam-us.org/
Contact: sciccotti@aam-us.org
Originating Body/Author: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC
Description: The association's links to their publications, bookstore, services, hot topics, and events.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Address: http://www.aia.org/
Contact: brooksd@aiamail.aia.org (customer service); sandstromc@aiamail.aia.org (comments)
Originating Body/Author: American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
Description: The institute's site that links to services of interest to members and others. Includes links to members' sites and to library resources.

Archives & Museums Informatics

Address: http://www.archimuse.com/
Contact: info@archimuse.com (David Bearman)
Originating Body/Author: Archives & Museums Informatics, Pittsburgh, PA
Description: Oriented toward members' concerns with links to consulting, publishing and training for cultural heritage professionals.

ASIFA East (Association International du Film d'Animation)

Address: http://www.yrd.com/ASIFA
Contact: asifa@yrd.com
Originating Body/Author: ASIFA EAST
Description: The East Coast chapter of the International Animated Film Association, known by its French acronym ASIFA. Includes newsletter, membership information, and links to other media sites. Still under construction: Gallery, Bulletin Board, Members' Listing.

ASIFA International (Association International du Film d'Animation)

Address: http://asifa.hivolda.no/
Contact: asifa@hivolda.no
Originating Body/Author: ASIFA International (hosted by Volda College, Norway)
Description: The International Animated Film Association, known by its French acronym ASIFA.

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF)

Address: http://www.aivf.org
Contact: info@aivf.org (John McNair, Information Services)
Originating Body/Author: AIVF, New York, NY
Description: The association's links to their magazine, The Independent, and other services including books, advocacy, and a forum, as well as membership information.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

Address: http://www.amianet.org
Contact: tmhouse@christa.unh.edu (Tom House)
Originating Body/Author: AMIA, Los Angeles, CA
Description: Organization background, membership information, annual conference, List Servers (AMIA-L), and links to film & video resources on the Internet (arranged by subject).

College Art Association (CAA)

Address: http://www.collegeart.org
Contact: nyoffice@collegeart.org (headquarters); jofish@mit.edu (Web site manager Joseph Kaye)
Originating Body/Author: College Art Association, New York, NY
Description: Includes links to funding sources, college courses in art, HTML resources, artist resources, and sites for style manuals for "citing electronic references."

Independent Feature Project (IFP)

Address: http://www.ifp.org
Contact: info@ifp.org
Originating Body/Author: Independent Feature Project, New York, NY
Description: "Indie Link" connects the independent filmmaker to an extensive array of "Hot Links" to organizations, distributors, and databases.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)
Fédération Internationale des Archives de Film

Address: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/FIAF/fiaf.html
Contact: fiaf@mail.interpac.be
Originating Body/Author: FIAF (hosted by UCLA Film & Television Archive)
Description: Includes a directory of member archives, a list of FIAF publications and order form, and the full text of articles, etc. from the Journal of Film Preservation.

International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA)
Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision

Address: http://www.nbr.no/fiat/fiat.html
Contact: Karl Erik.Andersen@nbr.mo (Webmaster)
Originating Body/Author: FIAT/IFTA
Description: Organizational background, newsletter, list of members with E-mail, links to television archives, videoclips.

Museum Computer Network (MCN)

Address: http://world.std.com/~mcn/
Contact: mcn@athena.mit.edu (Program office); mdevine@cni.org (Membership office)
Originating Body/Author: Museum Computer Network, Cambridge, MA (Program office, c/o MIT Museum)
Description: Non-profit organization of professionals "dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies." Resources section includes links to over 1,000 international museum and museum-related Web sites, as well as topical guides.

National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)

Address: http://www.igc.apc.org/namac
Contact: namac@igc.apc.org
Originating Body/Author: NAMAC, San Francisco, CA
Description: Includes profile pages on member institutions; full text of MAIN newsletter; links to other media arts sites.

New York New Media Association (NYNMA)

Address: http://www.nynma.org
Contact: webmaster@nynma.org
Originating Body/Author: New York New Media Association, NY, NY
Description: NYNMA serves "the entrepreneur, creative and business professional leading the new media industry in New York." Site includes anouncements of events, newsletter, job listings, members' page, etc. Resources page has range of links from academic resources to business on the Net.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)

Address: http://www.upenn.edu/sah/
Contact: l-torrance@nwu.edu
Originating Body/Author: Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, IL
Description: Links of interest to members including SAH activities, connections, and projects.

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

Address: http://www.vra.oberlin.edu/
Contact: arzigian@acs.bu.edu
Originating Body/Author: Visual Resources Association, Boston, MA
Description: Keeps members up-to-date on the latest technology, equipment, and supplies. Also explores copyright issues, cataloguing standards, new publications, and educational opportunities.


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