The Anthropological Index Online (AIO) proudly announces a new service for its users. As of January 2012, anyone using AIO will be able to search for RAI films online via keywords, directors or area of coverage. Default searches will show simultaneously both articles and films. Users will have the choice of searching films only. Film titles will be marked with a distinctive icon that identifies them among articles appearing on the same page. This new service is the result of a collaborative project between AIO and the Film section of the RAI that aims at highlighting its resources among Fellows, subscribers, and independent users. Film lists will be updated twice a year.
The Anthropological Index Online is published by the Royal Anthropological Institute in cooperation with the Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum.
The Anthropological Index Online is the anthropological index to current periodicals held in the Anthropology Library at the Anthropology Library and Research Centre, The British Museum.
The Library incorporates the former RAI library and receives regular donations of books and journals from the Institute. Its holdings include some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) in all branches of anthropology from academic institutions and publishers around the world. Over 780 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis.
The data is © RAI and use is permitted for educational and other non-commercial purposes (including private study). Regular or heavy educational/academic use by institutions (except those in developing countries) is licensed by the payment of a subscription. Commercial institutions wishing to use Anthropological Index Online are asked to contact the RAI to arrange access.
The online data is being regularly updated, and other improvements are planned. New search pages went live in mid-August 2006. Data is now available with accented characters in UTF-8 encoding (unicode). This has been undertaken as part of the GROK: Genealogical Relations of Knowledge project, which was funded by EPSRC and ESRC, to which thanks are due.
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The Anthropological Index Online has received generous financial support from the William Buller Fagg Charitable Trust. The retrospective online conversion was made possible by grants to the Royal Anthropological Institute from the Getty Foundation, ESRC (UK), the Mellon Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust for which we are extremely grateful. The main work of the conversion, completed in 2000, was undertaken by the UK Higher Education Digitisation Service (HEDS). Technical support is provided by CSAC at the University of Kent.
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Last modified: 26th March 2010