ERIC Number: ED450732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Artists in Canada: A National Resource.
Beglo, Jo Nordley; Campbell, Cyndie
"Artists in Canada" is a bilingual union list of documentation files on Canadian artists held by the National Gallery of Canada Library and by 22 libraries and art galleries across the country. More than 42,700 artists are represented in "Artists in Canada," with biographical information, as well as locations for files. Originally compiled manually, "Artists in Canada" has been automated since the late 1970s and has been accessible internationally on the World Wide Web since 1995. "Artists in Canada" is also available in print format. A new edition, published in 1999, is a volume of nearly 750 pages. This paper provides an overview of "Artists in Canada." Topics covered include the Canadian context, documentation files, formats, partnership with CHIN (Canadian Heritage Information Network), entries, bibliographic standards, searching capabilities, and future directions. A chronology from the 1920s to 1999 is included. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Artists, Biographies, Databases, Documentation, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Museums, Special Libraries, Union Catalogs, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/067-165e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada