Archive for April, 2010

New Architecture and Design Content in ARTstor

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley (The Metrpolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available approximately 900 images of art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley.
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Additional plans of Ancient and Medieval buildings and archaeological sites from Bryn Mawr College
The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images.
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Photographs of art, architecture, and culture in Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor has collaborated with Barbara Anello to make available 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Morocco in the Digital Library.
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Foundation for Landscape Studies
ARTstor has collaborated with the Foundation for Landscape Studies to share approximately 5,000 contemporary photographs and historical illustrations of gardens and landscapes from around the world in the Digital Library.
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Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library)
ARTstor has collaborated with Cornell University Library to make available more than 6,600 photographs of South Asian architecture from the Beyond the Taj collection.
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European popular imagery from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
ARTstor has collaborated with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin to share approximately 800 images of European prints documenting popular culture in the Digital Library.
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New collection agreement: Additional images of contemporary architecture from ART on FILE
ARTstor has partnered with ART on FILE to document contemporary architecture in the United Arab Emirates, focusing on Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with approximately 1,000 new, direct-digital photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture.
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Modern Art in Los Angeles: The Industrialized Gesture, a Conversation with Peter Alexander, Helen Pashgian, and DeWain Valentine

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center.

Join Los Angeles-based artists Peter Alexander, Helen Pashgian, and DeWain Valentine as they discuss their pioneering experimentation with industrial processes and materials beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Admission is free. Reservations required.

Now on View in the Arts Library Exhibit Cases:

Monday, April 12th, 2010

What’s in the Arts Library Cage? Selected Titles in Architecture and Allied Arts (through June 30, 2010)

Features examples of materials shelved in the Cage, including:

Autographed books
Binders with loose plans
Books with annotations
Books with original prints
Cassette tapes
Delicate oversize materials
Early treatises
Ephemeral publications
Fine bindings
Fine press books
Fragile books
Hand painted books or books with original photographs
Kits with many parts
Portfolios of loose plates
Rare books
Shaped books
Small books prone to damage in the stacks
Small spiral bound books
Unbound newsletters and bulletins of local interest
Unusual formats needing protection
Valuable books

Pilot project: patron-driven acquisitions!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The UCLA Library has launched a pilot project for the spring quarter in which records for books in selected disciplines that the Library does not yet own (including building construction) will be displayed in the UCLA Library Catalog; faculty and students will be able to submit a purchase request for a book directly from its catalog record.

Items eligible for purchase can be identified by a note in the Locations field; ordering instructions are in the Call Number field.  Each requested item will be ordered, rush-processed, and held for the requestor, who will be notified when it is ready for pick up.

This service is available exclusively to current UCLA students and faculty. It is available only through the UCLA Library Catalog at http://catalog.library.ucla.edu; it is not available in the Next-Generation Melvyl Catalog or the legacy Melvyl system. 

The pilot will conclude at the end of the spring quarter.  At that time the Library will assess its usefulness and effectiveness and decide whether to continue the service.

If you have any questions about the service or about whether items in your discipline will be included, please contact the appropriate subject specialist listed at http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/librarians.cfm.

Lecture (free and open to the public)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Angkor: The life and demise of a great city

by Roland Fletcher, Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology; Director – Greater Angkor Project; Director – Living With Heritage Project, Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney, Australia

Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 pm; Lenart Auditorium, UCLA Fowler Museum

What’s going on in the Arts Stacks?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Have you noticed that we’re moving things around? 

Have you taken a look at the expanded Pictorial Reference section? 

Where are the older bound journals going?

We need to make room for our new books and new journal volumes, so older journal volumes are being sent to storage (SRLF).  We’re also trying to get rid of the ‘overflow’ shelves so that you can easily find what you need. 

We stored old print periodical indexes that are now available online in order to expand the Pictorial Reference section.  The library catalog uses the location Arts Library Reference Case for books shelved in this section.  Large multi-volume sets featuring the complete works of architects such as Le Corbusier are shelved in this section, as are oversize volumes such The Phaidon atlas of 21st century world architecture, and books featuring plans of major buildings (including issues of Global Architecture).   Several highly illustrated books that had been in the regular Reference section were moved to Pictorial Reference in order to make room to add other sources to the Arts Library Reference collection.

It will take us a little while to complete our storage project and to shift our stacks, so please bear with us!

New Architecture content in ARTstor

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley (The Metrpolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available approximately 900 images of art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley.
Learn more

Additional plans of Ancient and Medieval buildings and archaeological sites from Bryn Mawr College
The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images.
Learn more

Architecture by Le Corbusier
ARTstor has collaborated with the School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University to make available approximately 250 images of architecture by Le Corbusier in the Digital Library.
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Photographs of art, architecture, and culture in Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor has collaborated with Barbara Anello to make available 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Morocco in the Digital Library.
Learn more

More architecture from the Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto)
A new release of more than 7,100 images from the Ezra Stoller Archive (Esto) is now available in the ARTstor Digital Library.
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