How can we use the internet to facilitate and vitalise the interchange between archives and between archives and their users? What is the result when a comprehensive collection is made available via web to the public and an international group of researchers uses collaborative tools to analyse it? The case studies presented here are supposed to show the multiple opportunities which arise from the work with the COLLATE system.
This web site is composed of two different paths:
Using material from the three archives the COLLATE team produced “film surrogates” - something like a “pre”-film-reconstruction. Two „surrogates“ have been generated:
In the source edition we decided to adopt two different approaches as well: The editorial-analytical work in COLLATE has been done
On this site we present the results of our efforts - actually: four examples of the work in COLLATE. This outcome arises not only from a close collaboration between the DIF, FAA and NFA but also from lively interchanges with colleagues in several countries.
We hope that this project and web site improves and strengthens the networking between researchers. We also hope that COLLATE constitutes only a first step in the direction of extensive networking in the domain of film studies.
Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Filmarchiv Austria – FAA and
Národní filmový archiv – NFA want to express
their gratitude to all colleagues who supported the COLLATE work. Many
The documents included in the COLLATE-repository were not only provided
by the archives in the COLLATE consortium, but also through cooperation
with other archives. The COLLATE team want to say thank you to the following