5 September 2014

IFLA Art Libraries Section Endorses Art Discovery Group Catalogue Project

The Art Libraries Section of IFLA is pleased to announce its enthusiastic endorsement of the Art Discovery Group Catalogue project. This endorsement reflects a unanimous vote taken by the Section’s Standing Committee at their August 2014 meeting in Lyon, France. Art Discovery is an innovative, open-access research tool being developed by the world’s leading art libraries in collaboration with the OCLC library network.

Art Discovery offers a visual arts-focused research experience within the OCLC WorldCat environment, bringing together items from more than sixty premier art libraries alongside additional content from a multitude of online journals and databases. Art Discovery promises more—and freely available—results on a global scale. Powered by WorldCat and coordinated by the artlibraries.net committee, the project has been developed in the context of the Future of Art Bibliography initiative. Thanks to generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Getty Research Institute, Art Discovery was launched at the Art Libraries Society of North America conference in May 2014.

For more information about Art Discovery, contact any member of the Project Group. Questions about the IFLA Art Libraries Section can be directed to Lucile Trunel, Chair of the Standing Committee.

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