BFI opens film library to web searches


BFI opens film library to web searches

Computer Weekly Staff

The British Film Institute has rolled out a database to handle its enormous library covering world cinema, film and television, and present it on a searchable website.

The system was developed by Sigmer Technologies using the Lamp (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) open source web development platform.

BFI database project manager Margaret Luck said, "The BFI has been collecting information since 1933 which has been available on databases accessible only by BFI staff and library users. It has been an enormous achievement to transfer all this disparate data onto a single platform."

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