GARLIC minutes 6/94
UC/S Art Librarians Meeting at ARLIS/NA Conference, Providence RI.
We met twice and welcomed two new members--Alfred Willis and Peter
Present: Christine Bunting (UCSD), Leslie Abrams (UCSD), Ray
Reece (UCLA), Alfred Willis (UCLA), Ann Gilbert (UCB), Lyn Korenic
(UCSB), Alex Ross (Stanford), Peter Blank (Stanford), and Lorelei Tanji
FEBRUARY 14th--1st Meeting
1. Shared news from each campus:
UCSD--The Art & Architecture Library is now open. The physical
move, planning, and opening for it went well. Unfortunately, the School
of Architecture is suspended--most of the faculty redirected to UCB or
UCLA. Despite this, the Art & Architecture Library reference desk
receives many art and architecture-related questions.
They are planning a slide database system, possibly mapping to MARC.
They are thinking about scanning/digitizing projects--having Innopaq
linking images (Ray suggested contacting Berge Aran--UCLA
Architecture/Urban Planning slide curator--as a source of information
on digitizing slides).
Leslie has taken on additional bibliographer duties: Theater & Film
Phyllis Mirsky (AUL Public Services) is the Acting AUL Collections,
since George Soete took VERIP.
They are starting review and restructuring of the library organization.
Barbara Tillett (former Head of Cataloging) has left for a post as Head
of Cataloging at Library of Congress.
Gerald Lowell (University Librarian) is now a Vice Chancellor
overseeing the Media & Network operations on campus too. The Media
Department's holdings may merge into the ROGER OPAC.
UCSC--Many retirements from VERIP have diminished the collection
planning unit. They are down to two people: Christine Bunting and
Christine has many diverse bibliographer duties (e.g. East Asian;
Foreign Literature & Translations), in addition to her Visual
They are planning for an additional computer lab in 2 years.
Cancelling serials again. Hope for augmentation in arts due to
cancellations in other areas. Holding back on approvals.
Innovative Interfaces contract is signed.
Slide database mapped to MARC already and will be mounted on Innopaq.
UCSB--Library has a LAN & librarians have 486 computers.
They are loading their reference guides on the LAN--easy to update.
An electronic room was created with 30 microcomputers. Librarians teach
a 4 unit class on undergraduate library research (Susan Lenz UCSB Arts
Library has helped to teach this).
The library is renamed the Donald C. Davidson Library, after the first
Gov Pubs & Ref merged due to VERIPs--one reference desk. They are
opening up the stacks to the Government Publications.
Re the Arts Library, one of their catalogers for the AEC collection
Due to no more SCAP funds, the auction catalogs $4500/yr were cancelled
this year. Need to provide access to those catalogs on SCIPIO &
The UCSB Arts Library finished cataloging the Knoedler 12,000 auction
catalogs on microform.
SCIPIO may come up on Eureka.
UCSB AECs are now on MELVYL (Thanks Lyn & Susan!)
There will be a serials cancellation.
UCLA: New unit head is Al Willis. Ray Soto has taken on the
Humanities Bibliographer position. Brigitte Kueppers now covering for
film/tv, as well as theater studies.
Dickson Art Center undergoing seismic renovation.
Some UCLA Arts CAGE materials sent to SRLF (non-circ.)--retrieved and
viewed at the Arts Library.
UCLA has "L'Illustration" microfiche; print vols to SRLF.
They are creating a space for library instruction in the Arts Library.
UCB: Merger of Government Serials with Current Serials
Annex to the Doe Library stacks will be completed next summer.
Cancellation of serials imminent.
Curatorial assistants will help the bibliographers with second-level
collection work (LAV & LAIV)
Portfolio--graphic user interface. Folio will have Art Index on disk;
OCLC Z39.50 protocol
1600 linear feet compact shelving project was completed.
Green West Library renovation from 1989 earthquake is starting.
Mike Keller is the new director (formerly at UCB Music Library &
former Harvard AUL for Collections)
Arts Library are interested in doing a photo-cd project that will
support classes in lieu of photo slide sets. Christine Bunting
suggested their Asian photo collection.
UCI: Undergoing organizational review of management structure in
the libraries to be completed by July.
Planning move to the new Sciences Library building by summer.
Search for the Head of Special Collections & University Archives.
Serials cancellation planned for this fiscal year.
The new UCI Visual Resources Center Curator is Maureen Burns (formerly
of the Getty Museum).
Studio Art developing in various new areas--high demand for artists'
videotapes. Art History w/ Ph.D. through History Dept requiring more
funds to enlarge collection. Recruiting a Japanese art historian.
FEBRUARY 15th--2nd Meeting
1. Serials project. Ray Reece facilitated a discussion of the
Memorandum of Agreement and will solicit and incorporate any changes or
additions to the wording.
During the Memorandum of Agreement discussion, the need for color
copiers and fax machines for the Art & Architecture libraries was
brought up w/ regard to document delivery and resource sharing between
campuses--to be discussed further.
Ray volunteered to be the coordinator for the Serials Project. Please
send to Ray: any new serials titles subscriptions, any cancellations of
serials. In order to assist systemwide coverage, please send Ray any
publication information on new serials titles that could be discussed
by the group-at-large. The ARLIS Serials Round Table & Update
column editor can also be a source for new serials information.
L. Tanji will try to speed up the inputting of the serials project list
and distribute to campuses.
2. Art Exhibitions Catalog Project. Lyn Korenic distributed a
list of the items purchased through this Mini-SCAP funding. She asks
all campuses to forward suggestions of titles to her after first
checking MELVYL to see if they are not owned by other campuses. They
must fit the profile of the Mini-SCAP fund proposal (i.e. AECs by or
about traditionally underrepresented ethnic and gender groups).
Please send potential AEC titles to Lyn, there is approximately $2500
available to spend by June 30th.
3. Lyn also distributed prior to the conference a list of the "Art
& Architecture Faculty Interests", which reflects to some
degree our collection strengths and areas that are being developed. A.
Willis mentioned that he could supply a list of the UCLA
architecture/urban faculty research interests for the next update.
4. Lyn also distributed a list of the UC/Stanford Special
Collections descriptions. [Thanks Lyn for all the work compiling
this information for the group!]
5. The group also discussed the catalogue raisonne
project. This project would result in an important reference and
collection development tool: titles to purchase, list of CRs that we
own (union list), bibliography useful as a reference source for
locating CRs of a particular artist (especially since CRs are not
always indicated in the titles or subject headings). The group
discussed starting small and focusing on what we have in the system
first, but the usefulness of this on a larger scale was obvious.
Christine Bunting volunteered to start keeping a list of titles. The
idea of applying for a LAUC Grant or an ARLIS Research Grant came up to
assist in the online searching and compiling aspects of such a large
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