In this screen you can enter search terms in one or more of the following categories.
Title, Author, Heading, Language, Journal Title, Journal Subject as well as Year of Publication.
In this particular search, I am looking for scholarly articles which link the words Holinshed and Shakespeare. It refers to the Holinshed Chronicles which were reputed to be one of the most important sources Shakespeare used for his plays.
2) PCI - Search Results
Once you have entered the search, the results are displayed in this way. The user is given the title and author of the article, the headings given for that article, the citation/source of the article including the page number, volume number and year of issue. This list may then be downloaded to disc or printer. As you can see from this first screen, the articles retrieved range from journals published between 1882 (Englische Studien) and 1968 (Etudes Anglaises). Without PCI, the contents of these journals would otherwise remain inaccessible
3) PCI - Bibliographic Records
In this screen the user receives full bibliographic information on the journals selected in PCI, including the title, publisher, frequency, publishing history, journal subject terms, ISSN, Library of Congress number and Dewey classification.
One of the advantages of the CD-ROM version of PCI is that users can create a record of local holdings, by marking the records of the journals which they have in their institution so that users may select only those journals that are local to them. PCI records are also supplied on magnetic tape if required so that libraries may integrate the records with their own OPAC.
PCI Web is available for an annual fixed per institution. Once the institution (university for example) acquires a licence to PCI Web then any member of that institution is allowed access.
PCI Web is currently available in two editions:
- All languages
- PCI Web 1801-1990
- PCI Web 1961-1990/91
PCI Web is available on a number of servers around the world. Negotiations are currently taking place with international academic institutions to add more servers to improve local access to PCI Web.
1996 is the year for accessing PCI on the World Wide Web. Not only has PCI Web been launched, but in the United Kingdom for example PCI is being mounted on the EDINA server from Edinburgh University for access across the internet by every institution of higher education in the United Kingdom. This is the result of a national licence for PCI agreed by Chadwyck-Healey and the Combined Higher Education Software Team (CHEST) which is part of the Joint Information Services Committee of the Higher Education Funding Council. Another test project to access PCI on the Internet is taking place at an Italian university for possible access by all Italian institutions of higher education.
PCI Web is Chadwyck-Healey's first database to be delivered on the World-Wide Web and other titles are planned for release later in the year.
If you are interested in PCI or PCI Web and you would like to receive an evaluation copy of the CD-ROM or a temporary licence for access on the Internet then please contact either Albertina Icome in Prague or Chadwyck-Healey.
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope that you found my talk to be of interest and in the time remaining I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Zpatky do INFOMEDIA 96.