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  • Slides 6 to 8: 15 mins Instructions: Explain the scope of the arts collection, beginning with the fine arts, sometimes described as “art for art’s sake.” Explain that the collection has both manuals for how to create art in different mediums as well as historical and critical studies of art.
  • Slides 6 to 8: 15 mins Instructions: Explain the scope of the arts collection, beginning with the fine arts, sometimes described as “art for art’s sake.” Explain that the collection has both manuals for how to create art in different mediums as well as historical and critical studies of art.
  • Art References(Brief)

    1. 1. Visitors’ Briefing Room, Level 1 31 August-3 September 2009 Arts Collections @ the National Library, Singapore
    2. 2. Arts Librarians @ NL <ul><li>Cheong Kah Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Vivien Tan </li></ul><ul><li>Tay Chiew Boon </li></ul>
    3. 3. Outlines <ul><li>Collections overview </li></ul><ul><li>Books and Ephemera collections </li></ul><ul><li>Journals and Magazines collections </li></ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper collections </li></ul>
    4. 4. Collections Overview
    5. 5. Arts Collections: Overview <ul><ul><li>Location: Level 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location Code: RART </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size: ± 60,000-volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language of use: English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material types: Books, exhibition catalogues, journals/magazines, attachment CD-ROMs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis: Global in coverage, with an emphasis on the arts of Asia. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Singapore/Southeast Asian Collections: Overview <ul><ul><li>Location: Level 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location Code: RSING, RSEA, RAV, RCLOS, RRARE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size: ± 220,000-volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages: English, Chinese, Malay & Tamil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material types: Books, journals, ephemera, posters, maps, videotapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, microfilms, rare materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis: Relevant to Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Arts Collections: Overview Fine Arts Architecture (720s) Art History & Criticism (700s) Contemporary & New Media Art (various) Sculpture & Ceramics (730s) Painting (750s) Printmaking (760s) Photography & Video (770s)
    8. 8. Arts Collections: Overview Applied Arts & Design Fashion & Textile Design (746s) Graphic Design & Visual Comms (741s) Product & Industrial Design (745s) Interior Design & Decoration (747s) Traditional Arts & Crafts (various)
    9. 9. Books and Ephemera Collections
    10. 10. Books and Ephemera Collections <ul><li>NLB Libraries Online Catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The online catalogue is available via http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Books and Ephemera Collections <ul><li>NLB Libraries Online Catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul>Level 8
    12. 12. Books and Ephemera Collections <ul><li>NLB Libraries Online Catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul>Level 11
    13. 13. Journals and Magazines Collections
    14. 14. Journals and Magazines Collections <ul><li>The journals and magazines collections can be found via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The online catalogue: http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By limiting your search to only the ‘ periodical ’ collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By limiting your search to specific library branches if you wish </li></ul></ul>Change to Periodical
    15. 15. E-Resources
    16. 16. E-Resources <ul><li>NLB Libraries’ e-resources can be accessed at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. E-Resources <ul><li>Attention! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location access restrictions </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. E-Resources <ul><li>Visual arts-related e-databases: </li></ul>Note: All image rights are reserved by the respective database publishers.
    19. 19. Newspaper collections
    20. 20. Microfilms Collection <ul><li>NLB’s microfilms collection catalogue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The online catalogue is available via http://microfilms.nl.sg/ </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. eNewspaper Databases (1990s - ) <ul><li>Useful eNewspaper databases: </li></ul>All rights reserved. Factiva, 2009. All rights reserved. OnAsia Images Pte. Ltd., 2004. All rights reserved. Newsbank, 2009. All rights reserved. NewspaperDirect, Inc., 2003-2006.
    22. 22. eNewspaper Database (1845 - 1982) <ul><ul><li>NewspaperSG : http://newspapers.nl.sg/ </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Questions … Answers.
    24. 24. Contact Information <ul><li>Reference Point at National Library </li></ul><ul><li>Email: ref@nlb.gov.sg </li></ul><ul><li>SMS: (+65) 9178 7792 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (65) 6332 3248 </li></ul>
    25. 25. Thank You !

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