The author is the owner of a private collection of more than 2,800 slide films. In this paper, he introduces readers to the history, types and viewing devices of filmstrips, long used for educational and cultural purposes in Hungary. More than 100 filmstrips of this collection are now available digitally as a result of various CD-ROM publications that are presented in detail in the article. The 'Filmstrip datastore' is an archive of filmstrips that were once used for the purpose of political agitation. Several CD-ROM products offer a collection of filmstrips based on classical tales. Since 2003, 150 filmstrips of Ferenc Biro's collection can be seen in the 'Virtual Museum on the History of Filmstrips', an online product of the Neumann Digital Library. This virtual library also presents other items of the private collection in connection with the history, promotion and technical tools of slideshows. Neumann Digital Library also publishes 'Pictures from the Hungarian Literary Heritage', a virtual collection of filmstrips once used as educational tools in classrooms. The article presents two other websites that offer digitised filmstrips of stories and tales for children.
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