Welcome to the first Ingalls Library Digest. We created this condensed newsletter in response to input from the Curatorial Library Committee, asking for more information regarding the additional resources available at the library.
ArtNet Decorative Arts - This steadfast companion in auction catalog research has been expanded to include decorative arts. Our subscription has been updated, but login remains the same. Go to https://www.artnet.com/services/login and utilize the same username and password combination as previously. Be sure to click the correct database on the next page. The search form is slightly different, but it is self-explanatory for the most part. You can select by Collecting Categories as follows: American Furniture, British Furniture, European Furniture, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Works of Art, Chinese Works of Art, Indian and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Islamic Works of Art, Japanese and Korean Works of Art, Russian Works of Art, Other Furniture, Ceramics and Glass, Silver & Objects of Vertu, Rugs and Textiles, Watches, Jewelry, as well as by Object Type. In combination with descriptive searching, this will be an exceptionally powerful tool.
Recent addition to the Ingalls Library Staff, Serials Librarian Jane Kirkland, has been hard at work adding resources to our collections. Recently she added Paris Salons Catalogues, Web resources for American Art, and Architectural Association Bibliographies to the electronic resources list. Look for new functionality coming to these pages in the future, as Jane continues to step into her new role.
Frequent visitors to the library's magazine rack take note. The following titles will be made available for your browsing pleasure: Adornment, Zoom, Sixteenth Century Journal, Source, Representations, Museum Management and Curatorship, New American Paintings, Photograph, Photograph Collector, and The New Yorker. Except for The New Yorker, these titles are not new to the library. They are however, now close to the couches for your convenience.
The ScanPro 2000 is here and ready to make your life easier. While the old reader machine provided only fuzzy photocopies of pages, the ScanPro 2000 offers complete digital imaging of microfilm/fiche. With its large monitor, simple operation, and digital capabilities, it will be a joy to operate. Instruction will be available to those interested. If you like infomercials, you will love this video of the ScanPro 2000 in action.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.