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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Please join the Ohio Digitization Interest Group on our July Field Trip to the Cleveland Public Library on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Please register by Tuesday 7/5, 5pm. http://goo.gl/forms/8bnanx6kovLSrjAm2
Presentation: “Cleveland Digital Public Library: Digitization and Public Service”
Speaker: Chatham Ewing, Digital Library Strategist, Cleveland Public Library
Synopsis: Join us as we discuss the creation of the Cleveland Digital Public Library and how CPL offers digitization as a public service.
Includes tours of CPL’s TechCentral MakerSpace, Special Collections, Folger Shakespeare Library First Folio Exhibit, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.
- Hosts: Rachel Senese & Chatham Ewing, Cleveland Public Library
- Food: Coffee & cookies will be offered at the start of the meeting. Lunch will be brown bag.
- Cost: There is no fee for attending, but we will be accepting donations for the coffee kitty.
THURS July 7 AGENDA
- 10:00-10:30 coffee social (coffee & cookies);
- 10:30-11:30 presentation and discussion on topic;
- 11:30-11:45 break;
- 11:45-1:00 brown bag lunch: all-attendee updates, “members” meeting, discussion;
- FULL – 1:00 optional: tour 1 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people) – FULL;
- 1:30 optional: tour 2 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people);
- 2:00 optional: tour 3 Folger Library First Folio tour (limited to 16 people);
- 1:00-3:00 optional: tours of CPL’s TechCentral and Special Collections (we will divide people up at that time)
FRI July 8 AGENDA
- 10:00 Rock Hall Library & Archives tour (limited to 30 people) (Note: offsite from the Museum)
See the Meetings page for more details on the tours: http://ohiodig.org/meetings.html
CPL MEETING SITE: The Digital Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland.
Note: The 325 Superior building (white marble building) opens at 10–enter at the main entrance at 10 (preferred).
To enter before 10 you must enter through the Louis Stokes building, 525 Superior Ave (cylindrical building), and security or a staff member will have to let you in.
CPL MEETING PARKING:
- Huntington Building garage, across the street from library.
- Standard Parking garage, 300 St Clair Ave NE
- Standard Parking garage, right next to the 777 on Rockwell Ave
- IMG Building, 708 St Clair Ave NE (Valet lot–arrive before 9:30 $8; after 9:30 $12)
ROCK HALL TOUR SITE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue
- Directions & parking info: http://library.rockhall.com/home/visit
- The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th St, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approx. two miles southeast of the Museum.
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