Collection Development in two complimentary formats for Special Collections: print holdings and electronic resources / Susan Flanagan

Building special collections is always predicated on availability of resources, timing and funding. As materials come to market, a single library is able acquire a unique item or a few libraries may add a rare publication to their collections. These special resources allow a library to grow and develop into a valuable research collection. With the advent of special collection electronic resources, more libraries are … Continue reading Collection Development in two complimentary formats for Special Collections: print holdings and electronic resources / Susan Flanagan

Libraries Unbound, a resource for collection librarians / Leslie Abrams (labrams@ucsd.edu)

Keeping up with the seemingly endless changes in the library collections world is a challenge. I recently received notification about a new web resource created by Library Journal, Libraries Unbound at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/librariesunbound/index.php Each month Libraries Unbound “focuses on a key theme in the library industry” and provides commentary from librarians addressing impacts, insights, best practices on the evolving industry as well as announcements, white papers, … Continue reading Libraries Unbound, a resource for collection librarians / Leslie Abrams (labrams@ucsd.edu)

Electronic Resources Consortiums: Do You Participate? / Susan Flanagan

In this post, I’d like us to discuss electronic databases in art libraries and how we acquire them. In future posts, I’ll cover other electronic resources issues. Here at the Getty Research Institute, we were fortunate to join SCELC http://www.scelc.org  a consortium of nonprofit academic and research institutes in 1986. Originally called Southern California Electronic Library Consortium, it is now incorporated as SCELC, which expanded … Continue reading Electronic Resources Consortiums: Do You Participate? / Susan Flanagan

Fortunato Depero website / Steve Kroeter (swk@design101.com)

My colleagues at Designers & Books and I are happy to announce the launch of the website http://www.boltedbook.com While many people are aware of the Italian Futurists, it is not unusual at all for the work of Fortunato Depero not to be well known, even among the very knowledgeable. New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl said that for him Depero’s work at the Guggenheim’s Futurist exhibition was, … Continue reading Fortunato Depero website / Steve Kroeter (swk@design101.com)

A Brief Look at an Art Library DDA Program / Mary Seem

Since September of 2013 the Frick Art Reference Library has been providing its readers with access to ebooks through EBL on a demand-driven basis. Nearly three years of usage has provided some perspective on how this program has performed and ways in which it has impacted the use of the Frick’s collection. Numerous webinars and eforums have focused on ebook usage such as a recent … Continue reading A Brief Look at an Art Library DDA Program / Mary Seem

On the need for a Digital Library of Arts / Erik Wysocan.

“I see my own publishers in a silly panic of ignorance and greed, charging public libraries for an ebook six or seven times more than they charge customers […] I see a lot of us, the producers who write the books, and make the books, accepting this. Letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish and what to write. Books, … Continue reading On the need for a Digital Library of Arts / Erik Wysocan.

The Package Deal / Barbara Opar, Syracuse University

Another fiscal year has ended and my library again was able to use unspent and reserve funds to acquire a number of large sets, including digital packages. One of these purchases is directly tied to my discipline so I am grateful for our ability to acquire such materials. However, I am also aware that not every institution uses funds this way or makes such a … Continue reading The Package Deal / Barbara Opar, Syracuse University

CAUSEWAY (Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability Web Archive) / Chris Sala

The Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY) is a pilot project to archive websites devoted to the related topics of architecture, urban fabric, community development activism, public space and sustainability. Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CAUSEWAY is being curated by art and architecture librarians at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Yale universities, MIT, … Continue reading CAUSEWAY (Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability Web Archive) / Chris Sala

Catalog Records from Metropolitan Museum of Art MetPublications

In late 2012, Dan Lipcan forwarded an exciting announcement to ARLIS/L: the launching of MetPublications, an online resource offering access to many of the Museum’s publications. It was a complement to the Museum Libraries’ project to digitize all known Museum publications from 1869 to 1963 within their Digital Collections. I emailed Dan to see if bibliographic records (MARC records) for these publications would be made … Continue reading Catalog Records from Metropolitan Museum of Art MetPublications

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