ERIC Number: ED441408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Mexican Art and Architecture Databases: Needs, Achievements, Problems.
At the international level, a lack of diffusion of Mexican art and architecture in indexes and abstracts has been detected. Reasons for this could be lack of continuity in publications, the use of the Spanish language, lack of interest in Mexican art and architecture, and sporadic financial resources. Nevertheless, even though conditions are not the best, database development in these disciplines has achieved several goals. These include: the index of the magazine "Artes de Mexico" on CD-ROM, the database PEPENAR (a union catalog of Latin American art and architecture periodicals); the databases LATINOARTE, MEXICOARTE, INBART, ARTEX, BEXART; and, recently, the Cultural Information System of the Mexican cultural ministry, as well as the inclusion of approximately 2,000 Mexican contemporary artists in the Union List of Artists Names and participation in the International Directory of Art Libraries. Problems are centered on the standardization of the information and the compatibility of the computer program, together with the lack of continuous support of interested organizations. (Contains 13 notes.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico