For the first time, researchers will be able to explore every edition, cover-to-cover of nearly 30 major entertainment trade and consumer magazines in a single online search. The Archive’s 2.5 million full-color pages will be accessible in the ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be easily searched, managed, shared and used to create new content.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive’s collection of 20th century U.S. and U.K. magazines spans the full range of performing arts and media, including film, television, popular music, radio, theatre and the entertainment industry. Included are trades such as Billboard, Variety and The Stage — essential reading for industry insiders – along with consumer titles such as IPC Media’s Picturegoer and Film Weekly, which reflect the public’s enduring love affair with motion pictures in the past century. A total of ten influential IPC Media titles are being digitized and put online by ProQuest, including New Musical Express (NME) and Melody Maker.
Digital full-page images will be supported with tagging and indexing that enables article-level searching.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive will be available from ProQuest in 2012.
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