Welcome to the Ingalls Library Digest for June and July. This is your single source for information by and about your research library. This message is cross posted from the monthly curatorial newsletter for your convenience.
The Big Move : The deadline has passed for transfer materials from Penton offices. We ask that you plan to pack the remaining books with your other office items and move them to your new office. Library staff will pack your library materials, bring them back to the museum and unpack them in your new work space, inventorying your books as they go. Please note all materials that are checked out to you but not in your office need to be returned to your office or transferred to your library shelves prior to your move so that they can be inventoried. Keep in mind the amount of shelf space available to you for your materials. Books will not be placed on the floor, therefore careful planning of what is to be placed on your office shelves is necessary. The library will notify you when we are ready to resume accepting transfer materials.
AKL Full Text : As the product page for the AKL declares, “the database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online / Artists of the World Online is the world's most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists. It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists – more than any other database in the world!” With the most recent update, the AKL now includes full text biographies from A to Z. There is no greater biographical source in the entire collection. Please make this source a part of your daily research, it is a fantastic professional tool.
Yale Digital Commons : Yale has announced free access to their Digital Commons initiative, making it possible to search 1.5 million records and access 250,000 digital assets. These include images from the Yale Center for British Art, Peabody Museum, University Art Gallery, Lewis Walpole Library Prints and Drawings, as well as the University Map Collection. As the YDC website claims that cross collection discovery, made possible by the joint catalog of assets, “provides a way to search across Yale’s collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting people, places, and events that form part of Yale’s institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. The content searchable in CCD will grow as additional University departments make use of the service to share Yale’s collections with the Yale community and the world.”
Intern/Volunteer Information Form : We are pleased to provide the Ingalls Library Intern/Volunteer Information Form on our website for your convenience; you will also find it in the general menu on the library website, when you are signed in. This form should be completed for all CMA interns and volunteers who require library services. Please complete the form online and click submit when finished. Alternately, the form can be completed and printed out for hardcopy submission to the Director of Library and Archives, if preferred. Thank you for helping provide your intern/volunteer with a positive research experience.