If you haven't heard about or been to the L.A.M.P. Movie Poster Data
Base (MPDB) -- shame on you! The MPDB is designed to
offer one location for movie poster collectors and dealers to (1)
learn about movie poster collecting; (2) conduct research on specific
movie posters; (3) access a movie poster archive and (4) buy or sell
movie posters in a "safe" marketplace. (If you want to read
about the MPDB and/or take an interactive tour, click HERE.)
Here is a brief update on the status of the MPDB:
PHASE 1 List all the movies issued to English
speaking countries (US, Canada, Australia and UK. STATUS:
We have about 85,000 titles listed
PHASE 2 Put movie information records in a database
structure with basic info. STATUS: DONE we have
them structured with title, year, director (for identification) and
Because of the size of this system, it was necessary
to move the entire database into a SQL server and to increase in storage
size. After debugging, the system is now secure in its new SQL server
with larger storage capacity!
PHASE 3 Attach images of posters and other info.
STATUS: IN PROCESS
. We already have 4-5000 photos
in and adding rapidly.
PHASE 4 Attach listing program for dealers to
add posters that they have available for sale. STATUS:
We just finished testing the program AND IT WORKS GREAT!!!!!! We now
are working on the login and password program and contract and instruction
programs that we have to attach to it
.we should be testing these
in the next couple of weeks.
ARTICLES AND PRE-SELECTED SEARCHES
We are working on adding new articles and pre-selected
Data Base searches to the LAMP website. The new article "GENRE"
lists the most commonly used terms for determining film genres. These
terms are then attached to a pre-selected search screen. When you
click on a particular "genre", the Data Base automatically
sorts and lists the movies in the Data Base that meet that selection..
If you would like to check out this new article, click HERE.
We are also working on updating and adding pre-selection
searches to our major studio articles. For example, if you go to the
Universal Studios article, you then have the option to click on the
FILMS to see which Universal films are currently listed in the Data
Base. If you would like to look at this article, click HERE.
We're in the process of adding additional articles that
will have the pre-selected criteria for data base searches. Examples
of these would be documentaries, black cast films, X-rated films,
animation, shorts, silents etc.
We will announce in future newsletters as these articles
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Be sure to check out our inventory liquidation
sale in Susie's Corner. We will be adding new items
weekly. Many of you may have noticed that some of the package deals
go quick -- so be sure to act when you see something you like.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME