About the Catalog

Since the foundation of the archive we keep a comprehensive catalog containing all items kept in the archive for the purposes of Accessibility. Most of our clients require specific sections and films which are searchable using Abstracts and Key-words.

During the 1980’s the manual ticket based catalog was computerized using the Aleph system. The retroactive cataloging project was completed within 10 years; since then, all new films that the archive intakes are immediately put in to the computerized catalog.

 In 2008 the catalog program was updated to the most recent version of Aleph, which allowed more efficient organization of the digital items.

The catalog is completely available online.

Furthermore, the archive contains hundreds of documents regarding Hebrew films belonging to the Matis collection.

In addition, the archive provides a large collection of online films. These films can be views through our Virtual cinema.

How to Use Guide

Clicking Catalog on the right menu will send user to the Archive's classic catalog.

You may search by typing a word according to the field marked in Select Search Option (e.g. title or author).  

For advanced searching, press Advanced on the catalog's  top menu.

Fill in keywords in search boxes.             

You may specify your search by choosing a certain  field in the Search Options boxes.

Click on Search.

The numbers in blue on the left represent the number of records in which the specified words appear – either in single or as a combination of them.

Choose the relevant number (of a single word or a combination of them).

A list of records with basic information will appear.

Clicking the number in the blue square on the left will open the full record.

Several hundreds of the films are accessible online on the Spielberg  Archive's Youtube channel. You may reach them by clicking the  View the film link in the full record.