The File Room is full of information but the interface always was creaky. I
was involved in the project in its early days, and can testify that it
simply never received the kind of funding necessary to upgrade the interface
in particular and the software in general. It started out with the earliest
visual web client, Mosaic, and little thought of how it might acquire lots
of information and need a more robust database access, and has changed
little since then.
EFF (Electronic Freedom Foundation) maintains a database of some cultural
censorship issues. I have my own archives from back in the late 80s and 90s
when I was heavily involved in censorship issues. I will dig through them
and recommend a few possibilities for you, but it may take until Tuesday (I
have some proposals to send off). I should also have a few more links for
you, possibly before Tuesday.
On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Tamiko Thiel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am 30.04.2011 20:56, schrieb Paul Hertz:
> > I would suggest that the File Room is a good place to look, though many
> of the notable cases were entered in the 1990s when it was first put online:
> > -- Paul
> Dear Paul,
> I get the feeling there is a lot of good information in The File Room, but
> it's incredibly hard to look through - one has to click on each link
> individually, working methodically through various trees, and it's hard to
> get an overview. Strange also that there is no listing by artist, or that
> you can't search for "women painters in Africa." I guess it is not really a
> database in a contemporary sense.
> Do you know of anything online that is more flexible? Several people on
> another list have mentioned The File Room to me, but no one has mentioned
> anything else.
> Thanks - Tamiko
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