ERIC Number: ED441430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Connecting Art Images and Bibliographic Data: Creating a Tool for Distance Education through Collaboration.
This paper describes a project that is a joint effort sponsored by the Ameritech company involving the Akron Art Museum (Ohio), the University of Akron (its libraries, New Media Center, and education faculty), and the state-wide library and multimedia consortium, OhioLink. The project combines the machine-readable cataloging of the museum's library with the creation of a World Wide Web site that includes images of the museum's permanent art collection. The purpose of the grant was to find the necessary software to connect bibliographic information with image data in both the library's catalog, which it shares with the university, and the Web-based database. Once completed, parts of this art/library Web product can be refashioned into an important and accessible educational tool for use within the museum itself, out in the greater metropolitan area, and wherever Internet-based Web resources can reach. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Records, Cooperative Programs, Databases, Distance Education, Higher Education, Library Catalogs, Museums, Visual Arts, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/007-112e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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