|About the Slice of Life VII Index|
The SLICE OF LIFE VII videodisc contains tens-of-thousands of images. How do you find images which you want to use in lectures, presentations, lab sessions, or tutorials and question banks? About the only way to sift and sort through the many subject areas and types of images is to use a database that indexes all the frames and provides thorough descriptions of each.
The Slice of Life producers provide such an index in two forms on a cross-platform CD-ROM:
Sorry, we cannot provide a hard copy of the image descriptions; the document would be very thick and waste many trees.
We can also provide a cross-platform CD-ROM Index for the previous edition, Slice of Life VI.
CROSS-PLATFORM CD-ROM: info
The index to the SLICE OF LIFE VII videodisc is distributed on a single CD-ROM. You will receive both the FileMaker Pro and the ASCII versions of the indexes for the Macintosh and Windows computer platforms. Complete installation and user manuals are included in Adobe PDF electronic form, in addition to videodisc barcode fonts and videodisc drivers. The FileMaker Pro version of the index can be run directly from the CD-ROM without copying it to a computer's hard drive.
AUTOMATIC SITE LICENSING:
When you purchase a copy of the CD-ROM index, you are automatically licensed to make as many copies of the index and its descriptions for as many computers as you require within your department, division, lab or library. Do not distribute the index outside of the purchasing institution.
THE FILEMAKER PRO VERSION OF THE INDEX: info
This database (31MB) is a complete index to the images on both sides of the SLICE OF LIFE VII videodisc. It is designed using the cross-platform FileMaker Pro database software from FileMaker, Inc. (formerly Claris Corporation)(www.filemaker.com).
and search options
installation and user manuals
need to buy the Filemaker Pro software
need to own a Slice of Life VII videodisc
Because serial control of videodisc players may be impossible using comtemporary Apple or Windows-based operating systems, the use of a barcode reader or hand-controller may be more appropriate for selecting and displaying a particular image frame from the videodisc.
THE ASCII DATA VERSION OF THE INDEX: info
The descriptions of the images found on the SLICE OF LIFE VII are also provided as stripped down tab-delimited ASCII text for either the Macintosh or the Windows computer platforms. These text files can be imported into your favorite version of a database or spreadsheet in order to search and browse the image descriptions. An accompanying Adobe Acrobat PDF file called ASCII.PDF explains what you need to know about our ASCII index and identifies and describes each field used in the index, including the field order of the descriptions and the type and length of each field. The barcode field found in the FileMaker Pro version of the index is not included in the ASCII data package. Approximately 10MB.
CONTENT SAMPLERS FOR SOL VII:
The sample of subjects and image locations provided here only scratches the surface of the breadth and depth of the SLICE OF LIFE videodisc. This sampler is not intended as a complete index (see INDEX TO THE SLICE OF LIFE VII VIDEODISC). It is an overview and can be used if you already have access to one of our videodiscs.
This sampler is organized in two ways: