Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century [NOOK Book]

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Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century provides an in-depth look at the technology that art librarians must understand in order to work effectively in today's digital environment. Appropriate for librarians, visual resource curators, and students alike, this book unites readers with professionals who have hands-on experience in their fields of study. It covers a wide range of subjects, including digital access preservation, personal accounts of digitalization ventures, the effects of Web ...
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Overview

Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century provides an in-depth look at the technology that art librarians must understand in order to work effectively in today's digital environment. Appropriate for librarians, visual resource curators, and students alike, this book unites readers with professionals who have hands-on experience in their fields of study. It covers a wide range of subjects, including digital access preservation, personal accounts of digitalization ventures, the effects of Web censorship and the changing nature of art librarianship. The diversity of opinions documented in this contemporary text delivers a thorough investigation into the cutting-edge world of digital art librarianship.
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Library Journal
Visual resources are among the most important topics for the digitizing processes now available. The manner in which this is done, the kinds of systems available, and the pros and cons of the task itself are all expertly discussed in this compilation of essays by a team of experienced art librarians. Wyngaard (Fine Arts Lib., Ohio State) stresses that all visions of the future are rooted in the developments of the past and that leaping forward requires a backward look as well. The coverage ranges from theoretical to practical, from cooperative practices to censorship and from existing digital collections to plans for future accessibility. One of the most pragmatic is Max Marmor's description of the development of ArtSTOR as a digital resource for scholars in the arts. A timely contribution is Susan Travis Bissionette's essay on filtering and its implications for reference services. The final section deals with the librarian's role in this rapidly changing area: Are there new questions or merely new ways of finding the answers? Addressing many of the issues currently debated in the profession, this is highly recommended for art librarians. [Also published as Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 39, Nos. 2/3.]-Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136420795
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 202
  • File size: 898 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
CITY2000: A Holistic Approach to Administering Images Resources 5
Architectural Archives: To Web or Not To Web 15
Integrating Digital Images into the Art and Art History Curriculum 29
Today's Ephemera, Tomorrow's Historical Documentation: Access Options for Artists Files 43
ArtSTOR: A Digital Library for the History of Art 61
The Case for Collaboration: The OhioLINK Digital Media Center 69
Smothering Free Speech: Filtering the World Wide Web 87
Enhancing the Value of Museum Web Sites: Lessons from the Practical Engagement Front 107
Image Delivery and the Critical Masses 123
Link It or Lump It: Basic Access Strategies for Digital Art Representation 139
Evolution of a Profession: The Changing Nature of Art Librarianship 161
Index 175
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