The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to announce the launch of its book digitization program, which will allow anyone with internet access to use its collections. The library is focusing initial digitization efforts on its holdings of rare and unique lace and armor books in the public domain. Over 100 volumes are currently online and accessible through the Internet Archive. The library also submits metadata records to the Getty Research Portal, which is an authoritative, worldwide resource that provides one-stop multilingual access to art history texts, rare books, and related literature without restriction. The Portal currently has over 20 contributors including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallica – Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Smithsonian Libraries.
The library uses the i2S SupraScan Quartz A1 overhead book scanner to produce high resolution scans. PDF access copies are then uploaded to the Internet Archive, links are added to the local catalog, and MARC records are submitted to the Getty Portal.
The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives offers comprehensive access to art information and serves the general public, students from every school and degree level, independent researchers, and all museum departments. With more than 500,000 volumes of scholarly publications in many languages covering all periods and geographic areas of art history, and institutional records and manuscript collections, the library has been the museum’s foundation for research since opening in 1916. For more information and to search the catalogs visit library.clevelandart.org.
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The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives announces the opening of the Frederick A. Miller Collection, a multimedia collection documenting the life and career of the noted American silversmith. Located in the Ingalls Library, the collection is available to the public by appointment. Part of the collection is now on display in the library and features a bowl from the permanent collection.
An Akron native, Miller moved to Cleveland after WWII where he taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He was an artisan at, and for several years owned, Potter and Mellen, one of the city’s prominent jewelry stores featuring pieces designed by many important Cleveland gold and silversmiths. For forty years Miller created hand-wrought objects, many of which he displayed in the museum’s annual May Show.
For more information and to access the finding aid visit: http://library.clevelandart.org/frederick-miller-collection
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Cleveland Archival Roundtable Meeting
Wednesday March 23, 2011
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Classrooms E & F
11150 East Boulevard
Please join us in welcoming spring at the Cleveland Museum of Art with a special presentation on Cleveland’s Fine Arts Garden by local attorney and horticultural historian Mary Hoerner. Mary conducted her research in a number of local archives and this engaging presentation is the fruit of her labors.
Refreshments begin at 6:00 pm with Mary’s presentation at 6:30 followed by a brief business meeting. Please come early or stay late to enjoy the museum galleries on what we all hope will be a fine spring evening.
RSVP to Leslie Cade at 216-707-2492 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18th.
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