Present: Ann Whitside (Chair) , Brian Gold, Amanda Bowen, Paula Gabhard, Tim Shipe, Inge Reist, Nancy Pistorius, Lorna Corbetta-Noyes (Board liaison), Adeane Bregman, Katharine Martinez
Core art periodicals:
Our proposed plan to work from the periodicals list compiled for the Marmor/Ross bibliography has not proceeded; there are copyright issues and the list has a different focus than ours. We are not sure how to pursue this project. One way to compile such a list would be to combine existing automated lists from a variety of types of libraries. It was suggested that we ask the Serials Committee for their input. Alexandra de Luise of the Serials Committee has proposed a guide to reviews of serials in the past; Amanda will check with them on the progress of this project. We also discussed compiling a list of the periodicals which include exhibition reviews and lamented that so few note the existence of a catalogue. Brian pointed out that these reviews often appear after the catalogues are out of print.
Collection Development Policy statements:
The document exists in manuscript form and is 150 pages long! Due to the volume of interest, Ann has asked ARLIS to publish the document in the Occasional Papers series as soon as possible. The committee agreed to have a sample of the document
presented on the web site initially and then, perhaps after the initial offering of the print publication, to offer the entire document.
Directory of out-of-print dealers: Although this project has bogged down in the past, there is still interest in developing such a resource. We agreed that Bookfinder and other online search engines have broadened our access to out-of-print dealers, but that there is still a need for a core list of specialized vendors. It was proposed to make this an ongoing online directory with dealers able to nominate themselves and librarians able to comment on those dealers listed. We would the names to be
searchable by a number of subject and material categories (e.g. exhibition catalogues, auction sales catalogues, serials). Paula Gabhard will follow up on this.
Collection Development Standards:
The sub-committee is evaluating the 1983 standards document to decide whether to revise it or start from scratch. Input from other members of the committee would be welcome.
2000 conference sessions:
We discussed the possibility of a session focusing on use of the services of out-of print vendors, or perhaps a dialogue with vendors about their services. There is a need to discuss relations with vendors; some art selectors especially in academic libraries have little control over where their orders are placed. It would be good to hear from those who teach art bibliography in library school. We would want to include such topics as preparing for new professors or courses as well as changes in curatorial focus and the impact this has on the library. We will propose a discussion session and a workshop. Another topic to be proposed will be collection development issues for artists' books.