Artmarc Sourcebook: Cataloging Art, Architecture, and Their Surrograte Images

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The ArtMARC Sourcebook brings together leading expert catalogers who developed a variety of cataloging projects for a number of different institutions including libraries, art galleries, museums, and others. Cataloging information is provided on a wide variety of art materials such as ancient artifacts, architectural drawings, and sculpture. By describing the experiences of key institutions in cataloging art and other objects, the ArtMARC Sourcebook will be a tremendous aid for libraries, museums, and archival organizations in modifying and standardizing MARC to meet the challenge of organizing different materials for access.
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During the more than 20 years the MARC format has been in use, it has been adapted to fit individual types of bibliographic formats and to integrate these into a unified system. Although this system works fairly well for the standard bibliographic item, cataloging art materials requires extensive modification of the system as well as expanded descriptive guidelines. This is the first publication to provide specific descriptive formats along with an extensive section delineating the experiences of a variety of newly developed art cataloging projects involving visual documents as well as original works. These include collection vs. item-level cataloging, adaptation of MARC tagging for slide collections, and the potentially vital linkage of scanned images and text records. There is a brief dictionary of the relevant MARC fields, including conversion of the standard descriptive fields to suit the needs of the media. An excellent bibliography reflecting the extensive nature of this work completes this major contribution to the literature. This practical source is the fine result of shared experience and one that should be on the shelves in the technical services of any institution involved with visual materials. Access for the user is what cataloging is all about, and this publication should be a great asset in achieving that.Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
This sourcebook for librarians gives guidelines for cataloging art materials within the MARC framework. The text outlines cataloging techniques on a variety of resources from ancient artifacts to architectural drawings. The techniques are detailed by 16 contributors from prominent universities and galleries. Two appendices provide a MARC data dictionary and summarize the categories for visual resources. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838907238
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Tables of MARC Mapping 17
MARC Projects: Visual Documents 39
1 The Rensselaer Slide Database in Retrospect 41
2 Mapping to MARC at the Bibliotheque de l'Amenagement, Universite de Montreal 53
3 Planning for Automation of the Slide and Photograph Collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art: A Draft MARC/Visual Materials Record 62
4 Why and How MARC Is Being Used for Automating the Architecture Slide Collection at Clemson University 68
5 Cataloging for Art's Sake at Florida International University 73
6 Cataloging Architecture Slides at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 79
7 Image Cataloging in MARC at the University of Virginia 84
8 MARCing Architecture 93
9 National Gallery of Art Slide Library, Washington, D.C. 101
MARC Projects: Original Works 117
10 The Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture: Cataloging in MARC 119
11 The National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 127
12 Washingtoniana II: Cataloging Architectural, Design, and Engineering Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress 144
13 MARC Format for the Photograph Collection at the Milwaukee Public Museum 154
14 Cataloging Images in MARC at the California Historical Society 160
15 From Cuneiform to MARC: A Database for Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seals Owned by the Pierpont Morgan Library 180
16 The Performing Arts Index at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 196
App. A Core Categories for Visual Resources, Version 2.0 209
App. B Washingtoniana II Data Dictionary 223
Bibliography 265
Contributors 277
Index 281
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