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Art References(Brief)

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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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