FYI France

File 3: Ejournal and archive

by Jack Kessler,

June 15, 2015 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on June 15, 2015.

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Versions of the following have appeared online regularly, since 1992, as a feature of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which is distributed for free via email every month except August. Ejournal subscriptions may be obtained via email request to:

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The movies!... in central Paris


N early every library in Central Paris -- there are hundreds, maybe thousands -- nowadays holds at least some "movies"... There are "médiathèques" & "bibliothèques" & "ludothèques", & nearly all of them now hold "films" & "videos" & CDs, DVDs, clips, shorts, features, "instructional-materials", "powerpoint-presentations", "multimedia" -- librarians like to collect things, as all their many and sometimes-strange "realia" collections attest.

One of the most interesting among such Central Paris institutions, specifically for anyone interested in "film" -- or "da movies", as they say in "da biz" -- although interestingly the "films" themselves have not been its central collection-mandate... -- is the following:




* Paris, Cinémathèque française, La