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Occasional Papers(ISSN 0730-7160)
Description of the SeriesThe purpose of this series is to publish scholarly, professional, or practical work relating to art librarianship and visual resources curatorship. Although priority will go to publications by ARLIS/NA units and members, work of non-members will also be considered. The Society reserves the right of first-refusal for publication of work produced by its units and papers delivered at its conferences.
An Occasional Paper may be a work stemming from the activities and interests of the Society and its members; a collection of papers on a particular theme, possibly illustrated, based on papers delivered at the annual conference, or brought together from various sources for publication or republication; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to art librarians and visual resources curators; a discussion of an historical period or event directly affecting art book publication or art or visual resources librarianship; a compilation of exiting documents such as library policies or procedures; or a concentrated study or analysis of a single idea or concept.
An Occasional Paper may NOT be a document which due to content or format might better be published as an article in Art Documentation, the Society's journal; a work more suited for online publication; a work directed toward art historians or artists rather than toward art librarians or visual resources curators; or commercial publicity, issuing from publishers, vendors, or other individuals in trades associated with art librarianship, although objective, nonpartisan contributions from such sources are welcome.
An Occasional Paper is normally between 30 - 125 printed pages in length, or the equivalent in the case of non-print formats. If due to length, subject matter or some other factor a manuscript does not fit into the Society's publications program or appears to warrant more ambitious production and distribution services than ARLIS/NA can offer, the Communications and Publications Committee may suggest that proposals be directed to another publisher.
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Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship(Occasional Paper No. 16)
Co-Published with the Scarecrow Press
Edited by Joan M. Benedetti, Foreword by Michael Brand, Introduction by Ann B. Abid.
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The first publication of its kind, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship looks at every facet of art museum librarianship. Topics range from the day-to-day activities of museum librarians to major capital projects and management challenges common to this highly specialized and under-examined field.
The editor, Joan Benedetti, has compiled 61 essays from over 40 practicing art museum librarians to illuminate the multivalent field of art museum librarianship in all its diverse settings. The book, co-published with the Scarecrow Press, is organized into sixteen chapters, each including 3-5 essays. These chapters address the topics of leadership, reader services, automation, security, cataloging, space planning, collection development, visual resources, ephemera, special collections, archives, fundraising, public relations, volunteers and interns, professional development, and solo librarianship.
336 p., 90 illustrations.
Cloth: $82.50. ISBN 0-8108-5918-1, 978-0-8108-5918-0
Paper: $49.50. ISBN 0-8108-5921-1, 978-0-8108-5921-0
Available: April 2007. Contact the Scarecrow Press to purchase this title. (www.scarecrowpress.com)
Core Competencies and Core Curricula for the Art Library and Visual Resources Professions(Occasional Paper No. 15)
By Heather Ball, Bella Karr Gerlich, Tula Giannini, Paul Glassman, B. J. Irvine, Amy Lucker, Joan Stahl, Mary Wassermann.
An invaluable tool that guides art librarians and visual resource professionals through the issues and challenges of creating competency standards and allied curricula. This resource includes the ARLIS/NA core competency guidelines for art information professionals, bibliographies, and a selection of papers on management and competencies related to the visual resources profession. Also included are course materials, descriptions and curricula outlines from exemplary LIS programs focusing on arts, humanities, museum, and digital librarianship. 140 pages. Spiral Bound. $40.00. ISBN 0-942740-21-1
The Library and the Accreditation Process in Design Disciplines: Best Practices(Occasional Paper No. 14)
By Jeanne M. Brown, Paul Glassman & Janine J. Henri.
A practical guide for any professional participating in self-studies for accreditation applications. Topics addressed include standards, the role of the librarian in the accreditation visit, and approaches to reporting on areas such as governance, collections, and finance. Selected complete self-studies are included. 252 pages. Spiral-bound. $40.00. ISBN 0-942740-20-3
Library Instruction for Students in Design Disciplines: Scenarios, Exercises, Techniques(Occasional Paper No. 13)
Compiled by Jeanne M. Brown.
For any professional responsible for teaching about information resources in the areas of the fine arts, applied arts and architecture. Each chapter contains an abstract and description of the setting. Exercises, techniques, and even entire curricula, all tested and proven, are brought together for the first time. Benefit from the talent and expertise of your colleagues! 180 pages. Spiral-bound. $40.00. ISBN 0-942740-19-X
Collection Development Policies for Libraries and Visual Collections in the Arts(Occasional Paper No. 12)
Compiled by Ann Baird Whiteside, Pamela Born, and Adeane Alpert Bregman.
Paradigmatic policy statements from academic, architecture, museum, and art school libraries, as well as from visual collections. Includes tabular comparative analyses, by library type, of budget, collection size, circulation, and staffing; features print and Web bibliography. (2000) 186 pages. Spiral-bound. $30.00. ISBN 0-942740-17-3
Staffing Standards for Art Libraries and Visual Resources Collections(Occasional Paper No. 11)
Staffing Standards for Art Libraries and Visual Resources Collections is intended to assist in the determination of staffing needs in art libraries and visual resources collections through institutional self-study and the setting of goals and objectives. The standards present a model that embraces the commonalities found in art liraries and VR collections, while providing descriptions that detail the differences and unique qualities of each. These standards address the process of self-assessment and suggest factors to be considered in determining the needs of the library within an institutional context. These standards replace those written in 1977. They were developed by a special ARLIS/NA task force whose work included a membership survey and the advice of a consultant. (1996) $9.50 per copy. 16 pages. ISBN 0-947240-16-5; ISSN 073-7160.
Art and Architecture Thesaurus Sourcebook(Occasional Paper No. 10)
The Art and Architecture Thesaurus Sourcebook is an invaluable resource for those interested in the history, development, and application of the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), a project of the Getty Art History Information Program. Featuring an extensive annotated bibliography compiled by Carol Jackman-Schuller and reprints of selected key articles, it provides a complete record of publications by and about the AAT since its beginning in 1980. The Sourcebook should aid those interested in using the AAT for indexing and cataloging textual and visual materials and those conduting research in the area of thesaurus construction and controlled vocabularies. It will also be helpful for those researching the history and methodology of the aAT. This reference tool originated as a pilot project of the AAT Advisory Committee, appointed by ARLIS/NA in the early 1980s. ARLIS/NA was among the first endorsers of the project. (1996) 160 pages. $20.00 per copy. Outside United States, add $5.00 for postage and handling. ISBN 0-942740-15-7; ISSN 073-7160.
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