The Fine Art of App Preservation

The Fine Art of App Preservation / Melissa Goertzen, E-Book Program Development Librarian (mjg2227@columbia.edu) In 1963 Josef Albers published the Interaction of Color, which revolutionized the way scholars and students study relationships between colors. Albers developed the text to serve as a hands-on kit that provides an interactive environment to conduct silkscreen color studies. However, there are limits to interactivity, as the book was originally … Continue reading The Fine Art of App Preservation

New Interdisciplinary Artist’s Book: Notes / Richard Minsky

If you are interested in interdisciplinary artists’ books that include music, please take a look at Notes. There will be a cloth hardcover edition of fifteen copies, a Deluxe edition of five leather bound copies, and a unique Musical Chair that extends the binding into a total body experience. Each copy of the book includes a linoleum block color field print from 1972, a  letterpress … Continue reading New Interdisciplinary Artist’s Book: Notes / Richard Minsky

New Publication: Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn / Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn coincides with Woodlawn’s 150th anniversary celebration, and is an outgrowth of the Cemetery’s 2006 gift of its archive the most complete set of 19th and 20th century cemetery records held in the public trust to the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Sylvan Cemetery highlights the renowned architects, artists, artisans and landscape designers whose … Continue reading New Publication: Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn / Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Announcement of interesting Croatian Publication

Suzana Marjanić: Kronotop hrvatskoga performansa: od Travelera do danas. Zagreb: Udruga Bijeli val, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Školska knjiga, 2014. (In Croatian) $215.00 Web-page: http://www.ief.hr/Izdava%C5%A1tvo/tabid/67/agentType/View/ID/195/Default.aspx The Chronotope of Croatian Performance Art: from Traveleri to the Present Day (Kronotop hrvatskoga performansa: od Travelera do danas) covers the life of performance art in Croatia from two standpoints: the avant-garde from the early 1920s (e.g. the group … Continue reading Announcement of interesting Croatian Publication

The Newly Available Online Core List of Architecture Resources (AASL)

The Newly Available Online Core List of Architecture Resources / by Barbara Opar Want to check your library collection for core reference works? Not familiar with the discipline and need to quickly see what resources are considered basic to the field? The Association of Architecture School Librarians has made freely available in an online format such a list of core architecture resources. The list can … Continue reading The Newly Available Online Core List of Architecture Resources (AASL)

How do you use social media for acquisitions? / contributed by Ross Day

Lately I have been intrigued by the idea of mining social media sites to enrich my acquisitions activities. I’m specifically looking in non-traditional notification streams for under-publicized, quirky or alternative titles, or to hear in advance of forthcoming publications. Much art publication turns on the exhibition calendar, and social media sites—whether official or unofficial—are often the timeliest source for new titles and web sites. By … Continue reading How do you use social media for acquisitions? / contributed by Ross Day

Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OCSI) in WorldCat / announcement by Julie H. Butash

The Getty Foundation is pleased to share that nearly all of the digital publications supported through the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) have been catalogued in WorldCat and are ready for inclusion in your own library’s catalogue: https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AOnline+Scholarly+Catalogue+Initiative.&qt=hot_author OSCI aims to transform museum publishing by reinventing the scholarly collection catalogue for the digital age. Online catalogues can reach virtually unlimited scholarly audiences around the globe. … Continue reading Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OCSI) in WorldCat / announcement by Julie H. Butash

Finding the O.P. Art Book to Purchase/by Susan Craig

One of the biggest changes in the 40 years that I’ve been an art librarian is in the ease of locating out-of-print books to purchase for the library’s collection. In the old days (pre-Internet), librarians needed phenomenal memories and endless amounts of time. We would identify titles that we wanted to buy and then try to match them with offerings from favored dealers through scanning … Continue reading Finding the O.P. Art Book to Purchase/by Susan Craig

Report: JSTOR E-Book Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

On July 31, Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a day-long event in which administrators from JSTOR spoke of their new e-book initiatives, librarians described their e-book programs, and publishers described their e-book plans. Pat Moriarty (JSTOR: Director, Institutional Participation & Strategic Partnerships) described their current e-book collection as being 27 thousand titles from 62 publishers.   Most use is in history followed … Continue reading Report: JSTOR E-Book Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

QUERY: Josef Albers. Interaction of Color (2013) Yale University Press

Have any of you purchased the Yale University Press I-Pad publication: Interaction of Color / Josef Albers (2013) which won the 2013 George Wittenborn Award? Have you loaded it on a single I-Pad, and how do you make it accessible?  Have you cataloged it? At Columbia University Libraries, we are grappling with how to handle this title, particularly with the long term access and preservation … Continue reading QUERY: Josef Albers. Interaction of Color (2013) Yale University Press