Seminar preparation for week 2
Why do we need databases?
Examine the bound copy of "Photographs Exhibited in Britain 1839-1865" supplied in class and think about how easy it would be to use it to answer the questions below.
|How many exhibitors were showing Calotypes between 1845 and 1860?|
|How many photographs did Dr John Adamson exhibit between 1854 and 1864 and how many were from his own negatives?|
|Who showed the most expensive exhibit in this entire set of exhibitions?|
|How many different photographers exhibited between 1839 and 1865?|
|What photographic processes were exhibited between 1840 and 1862?|
|What were the three most popular exhibition venues between 1839 and 1865?|
|How many times are daguerrotypes mentioned in the catalogues?|
|What was the most popular price for an unframed print?|
|When were Carbon prints first exhibited?|
|Which was the most prolific year for photographic exhibitions?|
Now consult the PEIB Website  to answer the same questions. OK, hopefully the point is sufficiently well made with these few examples. Prepare a seminar presentation for next week that explains the benefits of organising information in an online database. Can you think of any disadvantages? Post a link to your presentation here.
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