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Jerusalem 2000

Report from Scandinavia by Anja Lollesgaard

First Seminar of Museum Libraries, Madrid, 2-4 October 1999

ARLIS (UK & Ireland): its role in the development of a national strategy for art libraries

Open Session Audiovisual and Multimedia joint with User Education, Jerusalem

The Getty Vocabulary Program

Programme ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 6-9 July 2000, The changing agenda for art librarians

Art Libraries Society Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) Conference, Canberra 19-22 October 2000, Securing our heritage

Eighth Meeting of Art Libraries from Spain and Portugal, Coimbra Portugal 3-5 May 2000

The international conference for museums on the web, Museums and the Web 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 16-19 April 2000

Preliminary Announcement Museums, Libraries & Archives, Summer Institute of Knowledge Sharing, Los Angeles, 31 July - 4 August 2000

New publication on art documentation

The IFLA Section of Art Libraries List of Members

Copy Deadlines IFLA Section of Art Libraries Newsletter

66th IFLA General Conference, 13 - 18 August 2000 Jerusalem A selection from the Open Session and Workshop Programme

Newsletter of the Section of Art Libraries (Web edition)

no. 46 (2000, no 1)

Jerusalem 2000
IFLA Conference 11 - 19 August

"The people of the book invite the keepers of the book"

The Section of Art Libraries will be meeting as follows. For your convenience the main IFLA activities are also included. The full day art libraries workshop has been scheduled off-site at the Israel Museum. All the other meetings will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Binyanei Ha-Ooma. Situated on the principal artery leading from the main entrance to Jerusalem, the ICC is within walking distance of the central bus station and the hotel we selected for art librarians. The art section is also co-sponsor of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section open session on manuscripts relating to the Middle-East.

Friday, 11 August

Afternoon (ICC)
Special Libraries Coordinating Board I (for elected officers only)

Saturday, 12 August

Morning (ICC)
8.30-11.20 Art Libraries Standing Committee meeting I

IFLA Officers reception

Sunday, 13 August

Morning (ICC)
Welcome to IFLA for newcomers
Discussion groups
Open forums

Late afternoon (ICC)
IFLA Council

Evening (ICC)
Exhibition opening

Monday, 14 August

Morning (ICC)
Programme sessions
Discussion groups

Afternoon (ICC)
Opening session
Plenary session

Evening (ICC)
Reception and folklore performance

Tuesday, 15 August

All day (Israel Museum)
Workshop Section of Art Libraries

Wednesday, 16 August

All day (ICC)
Programme sessions

Mid-day (ICC)
Poster sessions
Guest lecture

Evening (Israel Museum)
Cultural evening

Thursday, 17 August

All day (ICC)
Library visits and tours

Morning (ICC)
8.30-11.00 Open Session Rare Books and Manuscript Section

Afternoon (ICC)
15.30-18.00 Open Session Section of Art Libraries

Friday, 18 August

Morning (ICC)
10.30-12.15 Art Libraries Standing Committee meeting II

Afternoon (ICC)
12.15-14.45 Special Libraries Coordinating Board II (for elected officers only)
Closing session

Saturday, 19 August

Optional post-conference tours


The registration fee for the IFLA conference delegates is 375 USD and 200 USD for accompanying persons. The deadline for advance registration is 15 May. After this date participants will be charged 425 USD and accompanying persons 250 USD. Detailed information and registration forms can be obtained from the IFLA 2000 Conference Secretariat

Peltours-Te’um Congress Organisers
PO Box 52047
Jerusalem 93420, Israel
Tel: +972 2 648 1245
Fax: +972 2 648 1305
Email: teumcong@netmedia.net.il
Website: www.teumcong.co.il/

Conference hotel

The conference organisers recommend that if the art librarians wish to stay together they should register as soon as possible because rooms cannot be held specially. Whilst normal practice is ‘first come, first served’ the organisers recommend that you should mark your conference registration form at the first line above ‘Participant’ with ‘ART GROUP’. We selected one hotel which is situated within walking distance of the conference venue.
* Park Plaza. Prices per room: double room US$ 94, single room US$ 82

Open Session Programme / formal papers

To be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday 17 August, 15.30-18.00.

Theme: Cataloguing ephemera in the art library, towards integrated access

  1. Jo N. Beglo, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Artists in Canada: a national resource
  2. Daniel Starr, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cataloguing artist files: one library’s approach to providing integrated access to ephemeral material
  3. Javier Docampo, Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, and Rosario López de Prado, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, Have you the brochures of last year’s exhibitions? Problems and solutions for a neglected material in museum libraries
Workshop Programme / interactive, short presentations

To be held at the Israel Museum, on Tuesday 15 August, followed by a visit to the museum.

Theme: Art reference in the digital age

  1. Lia Koffler and Orah Zehavi, Library of Haifa University, Media Department, Haifa, The library as a developer of visual aids for university courses
  2. Kenneth Soehner, Hazen Center for Electronic Resources at Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Building a collection and implementing an instructional program: online reference sources in an art research library
  3. Rüdiger Hoyer, Library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, Electronic art reference in German libraries

Rare Books and Manuscript Section Open Session

The Section of Art Libraries is co-sponsor of the Rare Books and Manuscript Open Session to be held onThursday 18 August, 8.30-11.00. This session is on manuscripts relating to the Middle East, both Arabic and Hebrew, with three speakers lined up. Two will speak about Hebrew manuscripts, and one (from the British Library) about Arabic manuscript collections.
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section will also have a joint half-day workshop at the National and University Library, jointly with the Preservation and Conservation Section. Theme: Conservation of Non-Paper Materials.


Report from Scandinavia by Anja Lollesgaard

Annual Report ARLIS/Norden June 1998 - June 1999

Annual meeting 1999
New members of the board were elected from Denmark and Iceland. The new chair was appointed, Mrs. Turid Aakhus, chief librarian at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway. Chair of ARLIS/Norden 1996-1999 Anja Lollesgaard retired, but Lollesgaard will continue as ARLIS/Norden's international contact person as Standing Committtee member of IFLA Section of Art Libraries.

Annual conference 1999
ARLIS/Norden's five member countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden meet once a year - at the annual meeting and conference. This year the annual meeting took place in Norway, 3rd to 6th of June, in the city of Trondheim, an old and beautiful merchant harbour city, dominated by the Nidaros Dome, built in 1150. Trondheim is a true Norwegian city at the West coast of Norway, rich of mountains and fjords and bright summer nights.
The theme of the conference was ‘Image databases’ with contributions from the five Scandinavian countries, all published in ARLIS/Nordenÿs newsletter, ARLIS/Norden Info 1999:2/3, most of them with a summary in English. Erasmus Booksellers and MacMillan Dictionary of Art were the international sponsors of the conference. The conference was organised by ARLIS Norway and was very successful - 50 members attended.

This year three issues of the society's newsletter ARLIS/Norden Info appeared. The newsletter is sent to all subscribing members as well as to a number of international contacts, ARLIS/UK & Ireland, Art Libraries Journal and AKMB, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Kunst- und Museumsbibliotheken, the German Art and Museum Library Society.

The membership increased from 117 to 120 members.

Homepage edited by Eila Rämö. Projects Artists' books and Artists born after 1945 are continued. Next year's annual conference will take place in Stockholm with the theme ‘Architecture’.

Annual Reports from the Five Scandinavian Countries

The main event was the study tour in April 1999 to the art libraries of Aarhus, the capital of the Danish province, thus marking the beginning of ARLIS activities outside the Copenhagen area, 23 Danish ARLIUS/Norden members attended. Two annual member meetings and ten art library and architectural visits were organised.

In May 1999 Finnish art librarians visited Lithuania in order to meet Lithuanian colleagues and to be acquainted with the main art libraries of the country. Reports have been published by Mrs. Eila Rämö in SAL newsletter 1999 no. 44 (1999:1) and by Mr. Kari Vähäpassi in ARLIS/Norden Info 1999:2/3. Further reports will be published in the forthcoming winter issue of ARLIS/Norden Info 1999:4.

The main acitivity of ARLIS Norway was the organising of ARLIS/Norden's annual conference 1999 in Trondheim. ARLIS Norway is producing the Norwegian art bibliography online KUNSTBIB. The Norwegian art libraries society marked its 15th anniversary.

The Swedish art libraries have strengthened their community, mainly by two initiatives

  1. The establishing of ARLIST, an internet facility.
  2. The main event was the Swedish national art librarians' meeting in Gothenburg in May 1999, attended by 19 Swedish ARLIS/Norden members.
The main activity in 1998 was the annual conference of ARLIS/Norden in Reykjavik (report by Anja Lollesgaard in SAL newsletter no. 43, 1998:2). Changes within the organisation of many art libraries in Iceland was the main feature of this year.

ARLIS/Norden homepage at http://www.uiah.di/arlis/index.html

Anja Lollesgaard
Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen


First Seminar of Museum Libraries, Madrid, 2-4 October 1999

During last October, the first Seminar of Museum Libraries was held at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional (MAN), in Madrid, organized by the museum in cooperation with the Subdirección General de Protección del Patrimonio Histórico and the Subdirección General de Museos Estatales. The event was directed and coordinated by the library of this museum.The sessions were held in the MAN auditorium. The seminary attracted an attendance of 200 professionals from libraries, museums and mass media. The purpose is to held an annual meeting at the same place and date.

The main objectives of the seminar are: to enhance the possibilities for training the museum librarians, to improve the quality of the services given by museum libraries, to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences between museums and libraries professionals, to create a frame for next professional meetings, with the objective to improve the services and possibilities of collaboration between libraries and museums, following the V Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea.

The participants were: Mª Victoria Goberna., director of the Library of IVAM (Modern Art Institute of Valencia), who talked about ‘Museum libraries users’; Rosa Reixats and Marta Torra, from the Biblioteca General de Historia del Arte (Barcelona), who developed a paper dealing with ‘Holdings and Services in museum libraries’; Francisca Hernández, from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid), who spoke about ‘Museum libraries roles’; Elena Santiago Páez, from the Biblioteca Nacional (Madrid), who dealt with ‘Graphic materials in museum libraries’; Rosario López de Prado, from the Museo Arqueológico Nacional Library, who presented the paper ‘A model for remote access information: the Centro de Documentación Arqueológica’; Eulalia Espinás, from the Fundación Bertelsmann (Barcelona), who explained ‘The Program for Libraries Analysis: experiences in the evaluation as a tool for management in the public library’; Teresa Abejón, from the CSIC (National Council for Advanced Research, Madrid), who spoke about ‘Instruments for terminological control: a bridge between libraries and museums’; Pedro A. Bravo, from the Castelldefels (Barcelona) Public Library who gave a paper entitled ‘The library that never says no: the total quality’; Filippos Tsimpoglou, from the National Centre of Documentation EKT/NCD (Atenas) spoke about ‘The project ARGOS: a cooperative solution for the archaeological information’; Javier Docampo, from the Biblioteca Nacional, who talked about ‘The IFLA Section of Art Libraries and other professional associations’, Cristina Ramos y Ana Barata, from the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, dealt with the topic ‘To profit art information resources: a common objective for the Art Library and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’; and Carmen Alonso y Mª del Carmen Pérez Díe, del Museo Arqueológico Nacional (Madrid), who presented ‘The Champollion project’.

Javier Docampo
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid


ARLIS (UK & Ireland): its role in the development of a national strategy for art libraries

In Britain in the 1980s there was a vogue for Library and Information Plans (LIPs) - management plans designed to encourage library and information services to work together to make best use of their resources. At the outset these LIPs were regional, but later on so-called sectoral LIPS - i.e. subject-centred plans - were initiated. The Visual Arts Library and Information Plan (VALIP) was one of the pioneers in the field. For this ARLIS deserves full credit. ARLIS took the initiative, and was awarded British Library funding to undertake an initial research project. A Steering Committee, chaired by Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (and former Director of the National Art Library itself) appointed a consultant, and two years later the VALIP itself was published by ARLIS as a British Library Research and Development Report1. The VALIP was an exemplary piece of work which demonstrated the need for a co-ordinated approach to visual arts documentation and established a programme of specific tasks to be undertaken.

A few examples offer some idea of the ambition and scope of the Plan: it recommended that a National Collecting Policy for Visual Arts Exhibition Catalogues be established; it also advocated a regularly updated union list of visual arts serials, full co-ordination of libraries of national significance in the UK and Ireland, a national collecting policy for visual arts serials, and audio visual materials, and wider access to electronic information networking. But one primordial point was made very forcibly in the Report: to achieve all this there would need to be a VALIP manager - and this would cost money.

ARLIS had been optimistic that the relatively modest sums needed to fund such a post would be made available. Had this happened, things might now be very different. Alas, despite the Society’s most valiant efforts the money was not forthcoming. Staff changes at the Department of National Heritage and the changing emphasis in government policy meant that sectoral LIPS were no longer in favour. So the formal VALIP was, with enormous regret, finally wound up in 1997.

This was very regrettable for art librarians in the UK, and demonstrates the disturbingly fickle attitude of central government to libraries as repositories of our visual heritage. But it should not be seen as one of ARLIS’s failures. Instead ARLIS itself has picked up the pieces and is, by dint of its own energy and with strictly limited resources, now undertaking much of what was proposed as part of its own evolving Action Plan. The ARLIS Annual Report continues to bear witness to a number of initiatives which originated in the VALIP but have now been taken over by ARLIS itself.

So even though the VALIP died, all is certainly not lost. In a way the demise of the VALIP served above all to strengthen the resolve of ARLIS to get things done itself. Resources, both financial and human, are strictly limited of course, but the commitment of members, which cannot be stressed highly enough, continues to be very encouraging. Our members care about art libraries and demonstrate this by devoting inordinate amounts of their time and energy to projects which benefit us all.

There is good cause to be positive. In our increasingly global village it is easier than ever to work with colleagues abroad on topics of similar interest. More than ever before we can learn from others, and this can often stop us from having to reinvent the wheel. In art librarianship, as in so many other areas, there really is strength in numbers. Information technology has internationalised so many of the issues and we should take opportunities to share experience and collaborate whenever we can.

1 A Library Information Plan for the Visual Arts, ARLU/UK Ireland, 1993 (British Library R&D Report 6111)

This is a considerably abridged translation of a paper given in Germany at the AKMB Seminar in May 1999 and subsequently published in AKMB-news5 (99)3.

Deborah Shorley Chair ARLIS/ UK & Ireland February 2000


Open Session Audiovisual and Multimedia joint with User Education, Jerusalem

At the IFLA 2000 conference from August 13-18 in Jerusalem, Israel the open session co-sponsored by the Standing Committee on Audiovisual and Multimedia and the User Education Roundtable will be on Multimedia and Library User Education. The emphasis at the open session is the use of multimedia for teaching students about library resources, to become information literate, for distance learning or how via multimedia and the web, libraries can include library/information instruction as part of the teaching curriculum in a course (be it a course in an academic, school or even public library).

Some examples might be high-end applications that utilize streaming audio and video, animations, etc. as part of a web-based instructional program, the role of the library in the use of multimedia equipment in classroom teaching such as smart classrooms, the role of the librarian regarding copyright laws in the digital environment when multimedia resources are digitized and used in teaching, the use of multimedia and the web for active learning. Of course with all of this, what is the role of the library/librarian?

Martin Kesselman Rutgers University Media and Digital Library Services Piscataway, New Jersey USA


The Getty Vocabulary Program

The J. Paul Getty Trust has announced that the Getty Vocabulary Program has found a new home at the Getty Research Institute, where it will be overseen by Murtha Baca as Head of the Getty Standards Program. Senior Editor Patricia Harpring of the Vocabulary Program will manage all of the day-to-day editorial work, output to the Web and other publication formats, and processing of contributions.

In keeping with the Getty's mission of service to the community and its commitment to promoting the use of data standards and controlled vocabularies for information about art, architecture, and material culture, the three vocabularies will continue to be available on the Research Institute Web site (http://www.getty.edu/gri/vocabularies). The Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Union List of Artist Names, and Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names continue to be viewed as valuable resources for both the Getty and for external programs involved in describing art materials; they will play a crucial role as search assistants in developing the Getty Web site.

During the next few years, the Vocabulary Program will focus on development of a technical infrastructure to support Getty-wide contributions and deployment. Concurrent with this internal focus, the program will begin to build strategic partnerships with key external organizations as a means of increasing the scope, depth, and relevance of the vocabularies to the Getty, its public, and the art information community at large. Of course, professional societies and organizations like ARLIS will play a key role in this work.

Announcement posted for Murtha Baca by Leigh Gates on the ARLIS/NA Listserv


Programme ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge 6-9 July 2000, The changing agenda for art librarians

Thursday 6th July
13.00 - 14.00 Registration
14.15 - 14.30 Chair's Introduction
14.30 - 15.30 Session 1: All aboard
* Mary Auckland, London Institute, The impact of the electronic revolution on the national training scene
15.30 - 16.00 Tea
16.00 - 17.00 Session 2: Single line working
* Lyndsay Rees-Jones, Library Association, The workplace initiative and the solo librarian
18.00 Welcome reception, Fitzwilliam Colleg
e 19.00 Dinner, Fitzwilliam College
20.30 Session 3: First-class only
* Duncan Robinson, Fitzwilliam Museum, The museum and its collections
21.30 - 00.30 Bar

Friday 7th July
07.30 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.15 - 10.30 Session 4: Laying new track
* Bruce Royan, SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network), SCRAN and the documentation of art
* Sarah Mahurter, London College of Printing, London Institute, An RSLP project: work in progress
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Session 5: Mind the gap
Workshops: Building your web site, Web page design & access to library resources, Staff development, Solo librarians, Net skills for art students, Discussion lists
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
14.00 - 17.00 Visits - Please check the departure boards
18.00 Reception - Cambridge University Press Bookshop
19.30 Dinner - Sidney Sussex College
22.00 - 00.30 Bar, Fitzwilliam College

Saturday 8th July
07.30 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.15 - 10.45 Session 6: Through ticketing
* Julie Parry, Bath Spa University College, Continuing professional development: becoming a professional
* John Eyre, International Institute for Electronic Library Research, The HELIX Project
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.45 Session 7: Mind the gap 2
Workshops (repeat of Session 5)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Session 8: Taking the high-speed route
* Geert-Jan Koot, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The impact of electronic developments on museum librarians
* Paul Ayris, University College London, The library of the future: art libraries in a period of technological and social change
15.30 - 16.00 Tea
16.00 - 16.45 Session 9: Oh Mr. Porter
Ask ARLIS: Your chance to put questions to a panel of ARLIS officers and Committee Chairs
17.45 - 19.00 Reception and tour of the Women's Art Collection, New Hall
19.30 Conference Dinner, Fitzwilliam College
20.30 - 00.30 Bar and 'Fiddlin' Around' with caller Mick Brookes

Sunday 9th July
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.30 - 11.00 Session 10: New destinations, new departures
* David Potts and Susi Woodhouse, The People's Network: agent for cultural development
* Sandra Parker, University of Northumbria, Staff development for art librarians
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee
11.30 - 12.15 Session 11: Staying on the right track
* John Meriton, The National Art Library's staff training programmes
12.15 Conclusion: Full steam ahead!
12.30 Lunch

For more details about the conference and a booking form please contact
Sonia French
Administrator, ARLIS/UK & Ireland

18 College Road
Bromsgrove, Worcs., B60 2NE
Tel. & Fax: +44 1527 579298

Email: sfrench@arlis.demon.co.uk


Art Libraries Society Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) Conference, Canberra 19-22 October 2000, Securing our heritage

Announcement and Call for Papers

In the lead up to the Centenary of Federation of Australia it is appropriate that the annual ARLIS/ANZ Conference for the year 2000 should be held in Canberra. This will give delegates the opportunity to combine the formal programme with visits to Australia’s national collections and discussion of the increasing range of co-operative services available to art librarians both in Australia and New Zealand.

The theme for the Conference is: Securing our heritage
The suggested sub-themes, which are designed to emphasise the experience of visiting the collections available in Canberra are:

    Indigenous art resources in art libraries
    • Services to indigenous peoples
    • Collection/storage/ access re sensitive materials
    • Resources for studying Aboriginal art incl. On-line resources [AIATSIS]
    • Resources for studying Maori art
    • Copyright and indigenous artists in Australia and New Zealand

    Security in art libraries [Workshop session with guest speaker, 5/10 minute short presentations and interactive group discussions]
    • Interior design
    • Passive security
    • Handling of valuable/delicate materials
    • Handling of sensitive materials; also ties in with indigenous art l theme
    • Conservation of valuable /delicate materials

    Performing arts resources in Australia and New Zealand
    • Could tie in with Security above re: access to ephemeral materials and special materials but with emphasis on Performing arts
    • Sources for Performing arts materials [art related] including on-line sources e.g. NLA/Screensound ‘Keep dancing’ project
In addition a programme of tours to national and local collections and their libraries is planned including opportunities to visit some of the major exhibitions planned in the lead up to January 2001 [the Centenary of Australian Federation] and, of course, Canberra’s annual Spring Floriade will be in full bloom

Proposal for a paper or presentation:

Papers for the Indigenous and Performing Arts sessions may be up to 25 minutes in length. Presentations for the Security session should be up to 10 minutes in length. Please note that strict time limits will be applied.

Proposals for paper should be submitted by 30th April 2000 to:
J. Margaret Shaw

NGA Research Library
GPO Box 1150
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: 02 6240 6532


Eighth Meeting of Art Libraries from Spain and Portugal, Coimbra Portugal 3-5 May 2000

The eighth Meeting of Art Libraries from Spain and Portugal, in its second Portuguese edition, represents a pledged contribution towards the creation of a straight Iberian network of specialised libraries, that like other international groups is constituted as a support nucleus to the establishing of an artistic culture that is necessary to apply to the benefit of the population in general, as well as to the academic and scientific community where the role of art has been strengthened. The programme comprises plenary and group working sessions that will take place at the Conimbriga Museum auditorium. Study visits to the new University of Aveiro Documentation Centre – designed by the architect Alvaro Siza – and to museums in Aveiro are also included. This event will allow the meeting of art librarians, thus stimulating the reflection and the debate of matters related to the inter-relations of specialised libraries attached to different types of institutions. To deal with documental treatment procedures and the possibility of establishing professional relations between professional staff, users and specialised researchers, as well as dealing with the new possibilities opened for access to information, that the institutions can and should provide, will widen woking perpectives.

Please address all mail related to the meeting to:
Ottavo encontro baep.

Colégio das Artes
Largo D. Dinis
3000 Coimbra
Tel.: +351 239 851 354
Fax: +351 239 829 220

Email: gsimoes@darq.uc.pt


The international conference for museums on the web, Museums and the Web 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 16-19 April 2000

Thousands of cultural heritage institutions are now on the web, offering programs and sharing information. At Museums and the Web 2000, speakers from around the world will present papers on the entire process of web implementation. During the 3 days of the conference, beginners and veterans can explore themes including: design & development, implementation, evaluation, site promotion, education, societal issues, research, museology and curation. Sessions, papers, panels and up-close mini-workshops explore theory and practice. The Exhibit Hall features hot tools, techniques and services. Demonstrations of museum web sites will let you meet and question designers and implementers of some of the coolest museums on the web. Full and half day workshops precede the conference on April 16, and allow in depth exploration of topics and themes.

Papers now online at: http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/
Speakers at MW2000 submit their papers in advance. More than 45 of the papers being given at the conference are now online in full text. All papers will be published in print/CD-ROM proceedings, distributed to all registrants at the conference courtesy of BigChalk.com. Past papers from the Museums and the Web 1997-1999 conferences are also available. See http://www.archimuse.com/mw.html
For more information email: mw2000@archimuse.com


Preliminary Announcement Museums, Libraries & Archives, Summer Institute of Knowledge Sharing, Los Angeles, 31 July - 4 August 2000

Building on the success of the first UCLA/Getty Summer Institute in 1999, this five-day course will provide a forum for intensive exploration of theoretical and practical applications in the field of information management and knowledge-sharing by museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions. Sessions will take place on both the UCLA campus and at the Getty Center. (http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/si/) See Review of 1999 Summer Institute of Knowledge Sharing at: http://skipper.gseis.ucla.edu/orgs/gettysi/html/reviewoold.html

Direct any questions to:
Cynthia Scott

Department of Information Studies
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Tel: (310) 825-6880
Tel: (310) 206-4460
e-mail: cscott@gseis.ucla.edu


New publication on art documentation

VI Encuentro de Bibliotecas de Arte de España y Portugal: Barcelona, 21, 22 y 23 de Abril de 1998. - Barcelona: Grup de Bibliotecaris d’Art , 1999. - 173 p. - ISBN 84-8043-062-1

Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of the Spanish and Portuguese art librarians in Barcelona. Papers in Spanish or Portuguese.


The IFLA Section of Art Libraries List of Members

The past five years, we have seen a steady increase in membership to the Art Section:

    1996: 81 members
    1997: 85 members
    1998: 90 members
    1999: 98 members
    2000: 95 members (March 1)
Since 1998 two new countries are represented: Brazil and Thailand. Five new members from the United States, three from the Netherlands, and one from Spain joined our forces. However, we lost our members in Italy and Turkey, two from the United Kingdom, and one from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ours is still a small Section and we should encourage as many people and organisations as possible to join. Currently IFLA membership for institutions costs 750 Dutch guilders (US $ 365) which includes membership of two sections. Libraries can register for additional sections at a charge of 100 Dutch guilders (US $ 45). If your parent institution is already a member please ensure that your art library is represented by choosing to join the Section of Art Libraries. You can also join as a Personal Affiliate at 250 Dutch guilders (US $ 120) which includes membership of one Section.

IFLA Headquarters

c/o Membership Officer P.O. Box 95312 NL-2509 CH The Hague The Netherlands Fax: +31 70 3834827
Email: sophie.felfoldi@ifla.org

Ms Silvia C. Anselmi
Plaza 3692
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Australian Library and Information Association
Executive Director: Ms Jennefer Nicholson
(ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin)
P.O. Box E441
Ms J. Margaret Shaw
1 Biraban Place
Ms Susan Schmocker
c/o Art Galery of NSW
Art Gallery Road
SYDNEY New South Wales 2000
Royal Museum for Fine Arts, Library
Plaatsnijdersstraat 2
Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België/
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Museumstraat 9
Biblioteca Municipal Mário de Andrade
Rua da Consolaçao 94,
Bairro: Consolaçao
01.302-000 SAO PAULO SP
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Library
1920 Baile Street
Université du Québec à Montréal,
Direction des bibliothèques,
C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-ville
Canadian Library Association
200 Elgin Street
OTTAWA Ontario K2P 1L5
Ralph W. Manning
c/o National Library of Canada
395 Wellington Street
OTTAWA, Ontario K1A ON4
National Gallery of Canada/Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Library
(380 Sussex Drive)
P.O. Box 427, Station "A"
OTTAWA Ontario K1N 9N4
Toronto Public Library Board
789 Yonge Street
TORONTO Ontario M4W 2G8
Library Processing Centre
University of British Columbia
P.O. Box 2119
VANCOUVER British Columbia V6B 3T5
China Society for Library Science (CSLS)
Secretary: Li Guilan/Qiu Dongjiang
c/o National Library of China,
39 Bai Shi Qiao Road
BEIJING 100081
Urban Council, Public Libraries
6th Floor, City Hall High Block,
Edinburgh Place
National Palace Museum, Library
Wai-Shuang-Hsi, Shih-Lin
TAIPEI 111, Taiwan
National Taiwan Normal University, Library
162 East Ho-ping Road, Section 1
TAIPEI Taiwan 106
Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu/National Library of Estonia
Tònismägi 2
Université Paris XII-Val-de-Marne,
Service Commun de Documentation
61 avenue du Général de Gaulle
94010 CRETEIL Cedex
Association des Bibliothécaires Français
Secretary: M. Giappicconi
7 rue des Lions Saint-Paul
75004 PARIS
Association des Diplômés de l'Ecole de Bibliothécaires- Documentalistes
Secretary: Ms Monique Poitier
s/c Bibliothèque du Saulchoir,
43bis rue de la Glacière,
75013 PARIS
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac
75706 PARIS Cedex 13
Bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris,
Bibliothèque Forney
Hôtel de Sens,
1 rue du Figuier
75180 PARIS Cedex 04
Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
(Plöck 107-109)
Postfach 105749
Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Spezialbibliotheken e.V.
Secretary: C.H. Schütte
c/o Universitätsbibliothek Karlsruhe
Postfach 6920
Ms Theodora N. Tsantili
Museum of Greek Musical Instruments
4 Kanari Street
ATHENS 15126 Maroussi
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Central Vista Mess,
NEW DELHI 110 001
Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization,
Documentation Center (ICHO-DOC)
(Azadi Avenue, Zanjan Int.)
P.O. Box 13445-1594
National Library of Ireland,
Kildare Street
Helena Rubinstein Art Library,
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
P.O. Box 33288
61332 TEL AVIV
Ms Na'ama Marom
Israel Museum
P.O. Box 71117
Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS)
c/o National Museum of Western Art
Secretary General: Takeshi Mizutani
7-7 Ueno-Koen,
TOKYO 110-0007
Japan Library Association
Secretary: Ms R. Sakagawa
1-11-14 Shinkawa Chuo-ku
TOKYO 104-0033
Ms Elsa Barbarena Blasquez
Av. Azcapotzalco 218
02090 MEXICO D.F
The Netherlands  
Rijksmuseum Research Library
P.O. Box 74888
Library of the University of Amsterdam
Dept. BTA
P.O. Box 19185
Library Technical University Delft
(Prometheusplein 1)
P.O. Box 98
Koninklijke Bibliotheek/National Library
(Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5)
P.O. Box 90407
Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD)
P.O. Box 90418
Art Libraries Society The Netherlands (ARLIS/NL)
P.O. Box 90418
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Library
Mr Michiel Nijhoff, Librarian
P.O. Box 2277
Page Bokhauz
Cornelis van der Lijnstraat 1
New Zealand  
University of Canterbury, Library
Private Bag 4800
Henie-Onstad Art Center Library
Arlis Norge,
c/o Oslo School of Architecture, Library
P.O. Box 6768 - St. Olavs plass
N-0130 OSLO
Museet for samtidskunst, library
PB 8191 Dep.
N-1260 OSLO
Departamento de Documentaçao e Pesquisa do Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigao
Rua Dr. Nicolau Bettencourt
1093 LISBON Codex
Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Biblioteca Geral de Arte
Av. de Berna 45
1063-001 LISBON Codex
Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico- IPPAR
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
1349-021 LISBON
Russian Federation  
Centralized Library System
ul. Sverdlova 21 Snezhinsk (Chelyabinsk - 70)
456 770 CHELYABINSK Oblast
M.I. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
1 Nikolojamskaja Street
109 189 MOSCOW
Russian State Art Library (RSAL)
8/1 Pushkinskaja Street
103 031 MOSCOW
Russian State Library
3/5 Vozdvizhenka Street
101 000 MOSCOW
Russian Library Association
Executive Secretary: Ms Maya Shaparneva
18 Sadovaja Street
St Petersburg State Theatre Library
2 Zodchy Rossy Street
Ms Katja Kranjc
c/o Moderna galerija/Museum of Modern Art
Tomsiceva 14
South Africa  
Ms Irene Ohlssen
P.O. Box 2420
Col.legi Oficial de Bibliotecaris-Documentalistes de Catalunya
Secretary: Josep Cosals
c/ Ribera, 8 pral.,
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Ms Julia Rodríguez
Avenida Abandoibarra 2
48001 BILBAO
Biblioteca Nacional
Paseo de Recoletos 20
28071 MADRID
Instituto del Patrimonio Historico Español
Calle El Greco NE4, Edificio Circular
28040 MADRID
Museo Arqueológico Nacional,
c/ Serrano 13
28001 MADRID
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno,
Centre Julio Gonzalez, Biblioteca
Guillem de Castro 118
Sri Lanka  
Russell Bowden
115/1 Parakum Mawatha
Svenska Bibliotekariesamfundet
Ms Kerstin Assarsson-Rizzi
c/o Vitterhetsakademiens bibliotek,
Box 5405
Association des Bibliothèques et Bibliothécaires Suisses, Secretariat
Secretary General: Mr Alain Huber
Effingerstrasse 35
Bibliothèque d'Art et d'Archéologie
5 Promenade du Pin
Bangkok University Central Library
40/4 Rama IV Road
Silpakorn University Central Library
Napralan Road
United Kingdom  
The British Library
BOSTON SPA Wetherby, W. Yorkshire LS237BQ
ARLIS UK & Ireland (Art Libraries Society of the United Kingdom & Ireland)
18 College Road
BROMSGROVE Worcestershire B6O 2NE
The Library Association
7 Ridgmount Street
National Art Library
Victoria & Albert Museum
South Kensington
United States  
Graduate School of Library & Information Science,
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
BOSTON Massachusetts 02115-5820
Museum of Fine Arts, Library
465 Huntington Avenue
BOSTON Massachusetts 02115-5519
Ms Deirdre E Lawrence.
c/o Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
BROOKLYN New York 11238-6052
Clark Art Institute Library
225 South Street
WILLIAMSTOWN Massachusetts 01267
American Library Association
Executive Director: William R. Gordon
50 East Huron Street
CHICAGO Illinois 60611
School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
John M. Flaxman Library
37 South Wabash Avenue,
CHICAGO Illinois 60603
Ms Ann B. Abid
c/o Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library
11150 East Blvd
CLEVELAND Ohio 44106-1797
Ms. Jeannette Dixon
c/o Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts,
P.O. Box 6826
HOUSTON Texas 77265
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
Executive Director: Howard Adler
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 201
LAGUNA BEACH, California 92651
The Getty Research Institute, Library
Ms Immacula Derac, Serials Section
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
LOS ANGELES California 90049-1688
Ms Murtha Baca
Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
LOS ANGELES California 90049-1688
University of Minnesota Libraries
170 Wilson Library
309-19th Avenue South
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota 55455-0414
Ms Greta Earnest
c/o Bard Graduate Center, Library
18 West 86th Street
NEW YORK New York 10024
Special Libraries Association (SLA)
President: Ms Susan Dimattia
1700 Eighteenth Street, N.W
Frick Art Reference Library (of The Frick Collection)
10 East 71st Street
NEW YORK New York 10021
Museum of Modern Art, Library
11 West 53rd Street
NEW YORK New York 10019-5498
Ms Donna J. Fisher
c/o Art Institute of Pittsburgh
526 Penn Avenue
PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania 15222-3269
Thomas E. Hill
c/o Vassar College
Maildrop 512, 124 Raymond Avenue
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Library
Golden Gate Park
SAN FRANCISCO California 94118-4598
Ms Mary Ashe
c/o San Francisco Public Library
781 Eleventh Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO California 94118

List submitted by IFLA Headquarters, March 1, 2000


Copy Deadlines IFLA Section of Art Libraries Newsletter

Number 47: October 30, 2000
Number 48: March 30, 2001

Contributions must be sent to the editor:
Geert-Jan Koot
Rijksmuseum Research Library

PO Box 74888
NL-1070 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

email: gjkoot@worldonline.nl


66th IFLA General Conference, 13 - 18 August 2000 Jerusalem
A selection from the Open Session and Workshop Programme

Sunday, 13 August

Management of Library Associations: Workshop
Theme: "Library Associations for the 21st Century: New Wine in Old Bottles"
  • Surviving across the centuries: challenges faced by the Library Association (UK), BOB MCKEE (Library Association, London, UK)
  • New wine in old bottles: making library associations more relevant in the 21st century, BRENDA JAMES (Library Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • New wine for the 21st century: towards the development of new associations, MSZHGAN I.NAZAROVA (Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, Baku, Azerbajan)
Information Technology joint with National Libraries: Workshop
Theme: "Uniform Resource Identifiers and the Library Community"
  • Persistent Uniform Resource Locators, TERRY NOREAULT (OCLC, Dublin, Ohio, USA)
  • The handle system use in libraries and publishing, LARRY LANNOM (Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, Virginia, USA)
  • CDNL/CENL activities with identifiers, TITIA VAN DER VERF (Royal Library, The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Uniform Resource Identifiers and digital libraries, TERRY KUNY (XIST, Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Monday, 14 August

Library Theory and Research: Workshop
Theme: "Collaboration between Theory and Evidence-Based Practice"
  • Defining and measuring a digital collection: methodological framework and preliminary findings, QIHAO MIAO (Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China)
  • The impact of the baby boomers on the public library: myth or reality?, MAUREEN KAHLERT (Midland Public Library, Midland, Western Australia)
  • From theory to practice: a case of research in library and information service in Thailand, CHUTIMA SACCHANAND (Sukothai Thammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi, Thailand)
  • Two cultures: librarians and professors, JUDITH SEGAL (Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA)

Tuesday, 15 August All day

Art Libraries: Workshop (see for the programme elsewhere in this issue)

Wednesday, 16 August

Theme: "Literacy and Libraries: An Introduction"
  • Literacy, libraries and IFLA: recent developments and a look at the future, JOHN Y. COLE (Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)
  • Libraries and literacy: a preliminary review of the literature since 1990, SHIRLEY A. FITZGIBBONS (School of Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomsfield, Indiana, USA)
Rare Books and Manuscripts joint with Art Libraries
Theme: "Manuscripts Relating to the Middle East: Collection Development and Collection Management Policies"
  • The location of Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books in the mid-West of the United States, W. BAKER (Northern Illinois University)
  • The management and exploitation of Arabic manuscripts in the British Library, COLIN BAKER (British Library, London, UK)
Information Technology
Theme: "From Library Automation Systems to Digital Libraries"
  • Digital libraries on the Internet, TALY SHARON and ARIEL FRANK (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
  • Towards hybrid libraries, BRUCE ROYAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network, UK) and CHRIS RUSBRIDGE (Information Services, Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
  • Creation of an information system for the Russian State Library: a project challenging IT, MONIKA SEGBERT (EU/TACIS, Russian State Library, Moscow, Russian Federation) and ALEXANDER VISLYI (Russian State Library, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons
Theme: "Public Library Services to Disadvantaged Persons"
  • Current trends in developing contemporary library services to deaf and hard of hearing persons in Denmark, ANITA OTTE CLAUSEN (Biblioteket Ornevej, Denmark)
  • Public library services to hospital patients, CLAUDIE GUERIN (Hopitaux de Paris, Paris, France)
Library History
Theme: "History of Books and Libraries in the Three Great Religions of the Book, Judaism, Christianity and Islam"
  • The Cairo Genizah: a medieval Mediterranean deposit and a modern Cambridge archive, STEFAN REIF (Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK)
  • Christianity's influence on libraries, JOHN MARK TUCKER (Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
  • Islam's influence on libraries, MOHAMED TAHER (Information Services Directorate, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia)
Women's Issues
Theme: "Information for Cooperation: Women Library Leaders Serving the Majority".
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs): one route to improve the status of women in libraries?, SANDRA PARKER, CATHERINE HARE and PAT GANNON-LEARY (School of Information Studies, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK)
  • Freeing access to women's information: an overview, BETH STAFFORD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA)
  • Women and librarianship in Swaziland, THABISILE SIMELANE (The Library, Manzini, Swaziland)
  • Kazakstani women: resources of culture development, ZAREMA SHAIMARDANOVA and ROSA A. BERDIGLIEVA (National Library of Kazakstan, Almaty, Kazakstan)
Theme: "International Activities in Cataloguing"
  • Serial standards in convergence: ISBD(S) developments, INGRID PARENT (National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)
  • The birth and re-birth of the ISBDs: process and procedures for creating and revising the International Standard Bibliographic Descriptions, JOHN BYRUM (Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)
  • ICA and the standard numbers for name authorities, EEVA MURTOMAA (Helsinki University Library)
  • A time to build: Israeli cataloguing in transition, CHAIM SEYMOUR (Cataloguing Department, Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
  • Relationship between legislative libraries in the European Community, WOJCIECH KULISIEWICZ (Poland)
Art Libraries (see for the programme elsewhere in this issue)

Thursday, 17 August

Acquisition and Collection Development: Workshop
Theme: "Collection Development in the Digital Age: Organizational Challenges"
  • The impact of digital resources on organization and management of collection development and acquisitions: an overview, LARRY ALFORD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)
  • Reorganization in the British Library to acquire electronic resources, JIM VICKERY (Department of English Language Selection and Services, British Library, London, UK)
  • Organizational challenges of digital resources in Turkish libraries, YASAR TONTA (Department of Library Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
Classification and Indexing: Workshop
Theme: "Crosswalks between Languages, Cultures, Religions in Classification and Indexing"
  • Cross concordances classification and thesauri, FREDRICH GEISSELMANN (Universitäsbibliothek Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany)
  • Classification of religion in LCC, JOLANDE GOLDBERG (Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA)
  • The MACS project: multilingual access to subject headings (LCSH, RAMEAN, SWD), PATRICE LANDRY (Schweizerische Landesbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland)
Audiovisual and Multimedia: Workshop
Theme: "Cooperation between Institutions Concerning Access to Audiovisual and Multimedia Material"

This overview = less than 10% of the Jerusalem programme. For the complete schedule please visit http://www.ifla.org


Editor: Geert-Jan Koot
Rijksmuseum Research Library
P.O. Box 74888
NL-1070 DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Email: G.Koot@Rijksmuseum.nl


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