Sotheby's Institute of Art NY Library, Sept 2014, no. 7
1. Library Hours - Fall Term
A hearty welcome to the incoming 2014/2015 students and welcome back to the thesis and third semester students.
This fall term the Sotheby's Institute of Art New York library is now open longer than ever with later hours on Fridays and extended Sunday hours.
Fall Term Hours (Sept 8 - Dec 18)
- Monday - Friday: 8am - 9pm
- Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
- Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Fall Term Closed Dates
- Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30
2. NYU Bobst Library Access
New students can now go to NYU's Bobst library to pick up their reader privileges sticker and start using Bobst library. An announcement was also sent out to all NY campus students Thursday, Sept 18.
You must bring your SIA photo student ID card with you to Bobst. On your first visit, go to the Library Privileges window - to the left as you enter the library, before the security gates. They will check your name off the SIA-NY student list and affix a Bobst sticker to your SIA student ID card. Always bring your SIA student ID card with you to Bobst, no sticker = no access.
For more information on Bobst reader privileges for SIA-NY students check the Bobst Library page on our library website.
Take an online tour of Bobst Library!
Your NYU stickers are valid until October 31st.
Third Semester Students
Third semester students with NYU Bobst stickers from 2013/2014 will continue to have Bobst access until October 31.
If you wish to have access to Bobst after October 31, 2014 please contact Erin Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third semester students from London and Claremont should also contact Erin Elliott at the email address above.
3. Getting Comfortable in the Reading Room
Beverages? - Yes, you can bring coffee, tea, water, etc in the reading room - BUT - it MUST be in a completely sealed container.
Take-away- and coffee machine-style cups with plastic snap on lids are not permitted in the library as they can leak and spill. If you turn it upside down or knock it off a table does any liquid come out? If your spill test results are completely dry then your beverage container is welcome in the library. The SIA-NY Librarians use Contigo brand auto-seal travel mugs.
*NOTE: please conduct spill tests outside the library!
Food? - please eat all food outside the library. The entire library collection is in a very (very) small space. Crumbs and food refuse and wrappers in the rubbish bins can easily attract bugs and liquids, including water, can lead to mold. Both are very dangerous to our collection.
Temperature - Let us know if it is too hot or too cold, we may be able to help.
Noise - The reading room is for QUIET study. Conversations and mobile phone calls must be taken outside the library (not just outside the reading room), music through earphones should not be audible to fellow studiers.
Please help us keep the library collection safe and the reading room clean and conducive to study.
4. Finishing Up Your Thesis? ProQuest Thesis Submission Information
A streamlined online guide has been created with information and guidance on the ProQuest portion of the thesis submission process.
Theses submitted to ProQuest will appear in the ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses database and will be available in full-text format for all Sotheby's Institute of Art students and faculty as well as scholars worldwide with access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database, the most comprehensive collection of theses and dissertations in the world.
Search the Dissertations & Theses @Sotheby's Institute sub-set of the database for Sotheby's Institute of Art New York theses submitted from 2011 onward.
5. New database subscriptions
Credo is an easy-to-use general reference tool for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.
Credo Reference is included in Quick Search (Summon) searches.
Bénézit Dictionary of Artists - TRIAL subscription to Oct 12, 2014
6. Summon 2.0
In August the Sotheby's Institute of Art Libraries Quick Search feature was upgraded to the latest version of Summon (2.0)
In addition to a new visual interface, some new features include:
- the Save Items folder is now at the top of the screen and much easier to find
- continuous scrolling on the results pages
- images and newspaper article results are each grouped together
- a Topic Explorer has been added in the right-hand column - it provides quick, general reference information on your search topic from Credo Reference or, for more current topics, Wikipedia
- to find items held in the SIANY library collecction, expand the Library Location facet on the left and select New York
7. Scan Station Upgrade
It now has a new, even more user-friendly interface with improved scanning and file transfer speed.
As always, the free scan station can be used to scan to various formats (jpg, tiff, pdf, etc.) and sent to email, USB drive, Google Docs and now Dropbox.
8. New Faculty Publications
Jonathan Clancy, MAAFDA
Read the book review
Kathy Battista, MACA
Tom McNulty, MAAB
Includes a 58-page guide to researching value by
Alex Glauber, MAAB
Judith Prowda, MAAB
Mary Rozell, MAAB
9. NY Art Book Fair
NY Art Book Fair
Friday, Sep. 26th 2014 at 12pm to Sunday, Sep. 28th 2014 at 7pm
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Located at MoMA PS1
What is it? Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair feature over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries.
- from the NY Art Book Fair website
10. New DVD - Finding Vivian Maier
We have over 250 art-focused DVDs.
Students may check out 4 DVDs at a time with a 3 night lending period.
Finding Vivian Maier is one of the latest additions to the collection.
An interesting discussion on copyright and the Vivian Maier collection passed along by Professor Judith Prowda.