Hello and welcome to the second edition of the Ingalls Library Digest, please make a note if it.
Two Monitors and a New Chair: If you've visited the reference desk in the past month, no doubt you noticed our new dual monitor setup. From now on, your interaction at the reference desk will not be a one-sided affair. We invite you to push the power button in the lower right hand corner of the display to watch your librarian in action. We have also added a chair to the reference desk. Please sit down and make yourself comfortable.
JStor and eBooks: JStor has announced a publishing venture with five universities to bring eBooks to the online archive. Look for books from academic presses at University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, the University of North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale, to become available via the JStor platform in the future.
Additions to Grove Art Online: Grove Art Online has been updated to include entries from forthcoming volumes Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. While these texts will be available in the Reference Collection, this is a significant addition to this already useful online resource. With full text searching, inter-textual linking, and printer friendly entries, Grove Art Online is quickly becoming an all encompassing tool.
ArtStor by the Numbers: Annual numbers have arrived from ArtStor. Additions to the ArtStor image collection this year numbered close to 1,250,000 images. That is simply remarkable. Of that number, the Cleveland Museum of Art shares over 6000 images.
Hit the Links: The Ingalls Library blog, which doubtless you all read every morning, now includes a collection of relevant links for your convenience and perusal. We populated this new list with blogs that consistently provide fascinating content related to art, conservation, museums, and libraries. If there is a blog you'd like to share, please contact me and I'll add it to the list.
New Staff: Finally, I must report that the Canadian invasion of Cleveland continues, with Asian Language Cataloger Amei Hu joining the staff of the Ingalls Library from Montreal. Amei is hard at work cataloging the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials backlog. Look for these materials to start appearing with the recent acquisitions in the center of the Reading Room.
If you have any questions, can't find the electronic call slip, or would like to schedule an instruction session on any of our resources, please feel free to contact me.