Welcome to the Ingalls Library & Museum Archives!
Working in a museum every day, it can be all too easy to take for granted the incredible collection of art, steps away from our offices. Now as we work at a distance, Ingalls Library and Museum Archives staff reflect on what it means to remain connected, while physically separated, as Director of Ingalls Library Heather Saunders shares:
What comes to mind when you picture a library? When Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian Beth Owens asked this question during Literacy Week last month at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the drawings by schoolchildren referenced bricks and mortar libraries overwhelmingly—and by extension, print rather than digital.
The Ingalls library has begun the process of implementing a new library system. Starting on March 9th, patrons may begin to notice some changes when searching in WorldCat Discovery (the search bar near the top of the library’s home page).
One year ago today, the CMA became an open access (OA) institution, defined by OA guru Peter Suber as “[b]arrier-free access to online works and other resources.” The Ingalls Library participated in the lead-up to the launch by preparing metadata, and has since had the pleasure of marketing the OA initiative.