4 New E-Resources from OCLC

The Libraries’ have just added the following resources from OCLC:

ArchiveGrid is an online service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. It includes nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.

ArticleFirst is an index of articles from the contents pages of over 12,000 journals, from 1990 to the present. Over 20 million records are currently available.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a premiere resource of works of art from prominent museums around the world. Showcasing a wide range of fine and decorative art, CAMIO provides high-quality art images for education, research and enjoyment. All content is rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes.

Students, faculty, researchers, museum professionals and library visitors will find CAMIO to be a valuable tool. CAMIO provides images for art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, class projects and research resources. It is a single point of entry to many collections, providing unlimited and powerful, Web-based searching.

The scope of the CAMIO collection ranges from 3000 BC to the present. The content includes about 95,000 works of art – photographs,paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture – plus audio, video and mixed media. Difficult-to-find contemporary art is one of its strengths.

CAMIO art images span the following categories:
* Photographs
* Prints
* Sculptures
* Paintings
* Decorative Arts
* Posters
* Costumes
* Utilitarian Objects
* Jewelry

OAIster is a union catalog of digital records that began at the University of Michigan, built by harvesting records using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster is one of the world’s largest aggregators of records, boasting more than 19 million items from more than 1,000 contributors. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.
Digital resources in OAister include:
–Digitized (scanned) books and articles
–Digital text
–Audio fles (WAV, MP3)
–Video fles (MP4, Quicktime)
–Photographic images (JPEG, TIFF, GIF)
–Data sets (downloadable statistical information

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