UPFI now has online thesis database

The UP Film Institute (UPFI) of the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Mass Communication now has an online database of UPFI students’ audiovisual (AV) theses.

A collaborative project of the UPFI Research and Film Archives, the UPFI Student Thesis AV Collection Database (AV Database) provides users with remote access to UPFI students’ theses that were produced as early as 1990 and had been digitized by the UPFI Film Archives and Library.

UPFI Audiovisual Collection website. Screenshot of the website

According to the UPFI Audiovisual Collection website, the AV Database “facilitates retrieval of the digitized and born digital theses files from the UPFI Film Archives & Library Digital Repository server.”

The information from each entry in the database includes the title, language, genre, duration, creator, cast and crew, date produced, location, source collection, format, filename, and rights, among others.

However, in an email to UPDate Online, Adjani Arumpac said the database “is only accessible by the UPFI faculty as there are copyright issues that need to be addressed first.”

A thesis entry in the database. Screenshot of the website

Arumpac is an assistant professor and faculty coordinator for academic programs and research at the UPFI.

As indicated on the UPFI Audiovisual Collection website, the use of the AV Database is guided by the governing policies on intellectual property in UP and the 2017 Revised Policy on Access to Theses and Dissertations by the UPD Main Library.