Periodicals Indexing Project's 50th Anniversary Symposium

“Film Databases and Resources in the Digital Era”


Organized as part of the 50th Anniversary of the P.I.P. Celebratory Event in collaboration with the FIAF Cataloguing and Documentation Commission

Place: Cinematheque, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, and online

Date: Friday 23 September 2022, from 10am CET

The video of the event is now accessile below. Unfortunately, we experienced a few network problems at the beginning of the day, which caused interruptions in Lars-Martin Sørensen's presentation.



10:00-11:00: Session 1: Publishing and indexing online film journals (chaired by Christophe Dupin, FIAF, Brussels)

  • Publishing the Online Film Journal Kosmorama (Lars-Martin Sørensen, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen)

  •  Indexing Electronic Film Journals: a Tricky Business (Rutger Penne, FIAF, Brussels)

  •  FIAF Plus: Linking Full Text to the International Index to Film Periodicals (Anne-Sophie Gagliardi & Bjorn Olofsson, ProQuest)

11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:30: Session 2: Using film-related databases/resources (chaired by Pernille Schütz, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen)

  • The Right Stuff – Some Thoughts on the Acquisition of Film-Related Materials (Mats Skärstrand, Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm)

  •  The International Directory for Film-Related Collections and Libraries (Anna Fiaccarini, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Bologna)

  •  The Carl Th. Dreyer Collection – Archive, Indexing and Online Presentation (Lisbeth Richter Larsen & Birgit Granhøj Dam, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen)

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Session 3: Treasures from the Film Archives (chaired by Thomas Christensen, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen)

  • The Origins of the Treasures Database (Christophe Dupin, FIAF, Brussels) / Treasures: An Analog History (Ron Magliozzi, MoMA, New York)

  •  The Semantic Web, Intermurnau and Beyond Paul Duchesne, FIAF Linked Open Data Task Force, Hannover)

  •  "Treasures Reloaded": Presenting the New Version of the Treasures Database (Adelheid Heftberger, Bundesarchiv, Berlin)

15:30-16:00: Q & A and Final Closing


For more information about this event, write to pip50@fiafnet.org.