PUTTING SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION TO WORK
(film - 1972)
A few years after the Institute for Scientific Information launched the Science Citation Index we realized that we had a major problem in educating the scientific and library communities in the use of this and other ISI information products. Using a local film production company in 1972, we first produced a film tutorial on how to use the SCI to retrieve information. In that audio-visual presentation I gave essentially the same lecture that I had given at dozens of universities and other institutions throughout the world. While this film became available before SCI was put in electronic form, the basic elements of search are still relevant. And for autobiographical purposes it is one of the few films I ever made. We will post this film to my web site as soon as it is converted to DVD.
The aforementioned film was later superseded by a professional film called “Putting Scientific Information to Work”. Recently we converted that film to DVD which enabled us to post it on You-tube. It is broken into three parts. The first part consists of a six minute award winning animated cartoon designed by Paul Fierlinger of Wynnewood. Pa. The film production company was headed by Paul Litecky of Wallingford. PA. Both gentlemen are still active.
Garfield E. 'Putting scientific information to work is the name of the game -- and of ISI's film"
Essays of an Information Scientist, Vol:1, p.324, 1962-73 Current Contents, #24, June 21, 1972
Putting Scientific Information to Work (film):
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwPRI9ug6BY
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pi_iURf2f0
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ij-t5RbnA