The Life of a Gift / Mary Seem

Last month, Chantal Sulkow reported on the NYTSL and ARLIS/NY-led event “Uncanny Valley: Acquisitions Processes between Selecting and Cataloging.” In her post, she touched on each of the speakers’ presentations. I would like to use this post to expand upon the Frick Art Reference Library’s contribution to the “Uncanny Valley” event: the issue of gifts. Christina Peter and I spoke about two very different gifts … Continue reading The Life of a Gift / Mary Seem

New Artist Book, “A Surreal Archive: the Young-Mallin Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” / Kristen Regina

Hello all! We are pleased to announce the publication of a limited-edition artist book that the Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives created in partnership with Brooklyn based artist Tammy Nguyen. Tammy interpreted the Surrealist art collection of Judith Young-Mallin that we recently received, and filled it with a pop-up dollhouse, hidden panels, lace, feather, fake hair and many other surreal elements that whimsically … Continue reading New Artist Book, “A Surreal Archive: the Young-Mallin Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” / Kristen Regina

Uncanny Valley: Acquisitions Processes Between Selecting and Cataloging / Chantal Sulkow

On Friday October 19, 2018, the New York Chapter of ARLIS/NA and NYTSL (New York Technical Services Librarians) co-sponsored the event “Uncanny Valley: Acquisitions Processes between Selecting and Cataloging”, hosted by the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Moderated by William Blueher of the Watson Library, the lightning-round session asked presenters from five local institutions to respond to the … Continue reading Uncanny Valley: Acquisitions Processes Between Selecting and Cataloging / Chantal Sulkow

Architecture Collection Development: Musings on the Modern / Barbara Opar

Our library collections budget is structured in such a way that we are asked to “spend down” our allocations about now, retaining some funds for routine orders, approvals and faculty requests. Most University press and core publisher titles are automatically received through our vendor interface. So I am looking to enhance the collection by seeking other, more unique titles. This requires a concentrated effort, including … Continue reading Architecture Collection Development: Musings on the Modern / Barbara Opar

ARLIS/NA 46TH Annual Conference Collection Development SIG Meeting Minutes / Christina Peter

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SIG MEETING Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00 PM Nassau Room, Hilton Hotel Moderator: Mary Wassermann Recorder: Christina Peter Approximately 35 members attending  The minutes below follow the agenda outlined by Mary Wassermann ARLIS/NA Collection Development SIG blog. Mary Wassermann, who had been managing the blog, encouraged contributions and circulated a sign-up sheet for potential contributors. She pointed out that there was … Continue reading ARLIS/NA 46TH Annual Conference Collection Development SIG Meeting Minutes / Christina Peter