I promise this will be the LAST e-mail I send on this subject, BUT,
according to responses from my last message, two ARLIS/SE institutions are
VERY interested in the deal (Emory and UGA) and a few more are mildly
[I've also e-mailed GALILEO about the institutions in GA, such as ACA and
the Georgia Tech Architecture library, who would only be interested if
GALILEO could provide access to the Art Index Retrospective--I have yet to
get a response back from GALILEO.]
If you think your institution might be interested, please e-mail me directly
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Kim Collins, art history librarian
If you think
Kim Collins wrote:
> Dear ARLISSE-L
> I mentioned this in our October business meeting but didn't get much
> If three SE institutions (including Emory) agree to purchase the Art
> Index Retrospective database, Leonard diSanto of HW Wilson said that
> they will give everyone a 20% discount. (approx. $2,000 off the current
> $6,000 fee).
> If there is any interest in this promotion, please let me know.
> ART INDEX RETROSPECTIVE cumulates citations to Art Index's printed
> index published between 1929 and 1984. All personal names, uniform
> titles, organization names, topical terms, and geographic names have
> been reconciled with current Art Index headings, advancing both the
> finding and collocating functions of the database.
> The file size is currently over 400,000 records, citing articles and
> reproductions from 420 periodicals.
> Kim Collins, art history librarian
> Emory University
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