Research Tools: New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Adds New Collections to Discovery Tool
NYARC Discovery is a new research tool from the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art.
We are happy to introduce the integration of two important collections into NYARC Discovery – the NYARC web archives collections and images from the Frick Art Reference Library’s Photoarchive.
Researchers can now discover web archives along with books, journal articles, auction catalogs, traditional archives and a host of other materials while performing a single search in NYARC Discovery. Given the ephemeral nature of digital content, web archives are becoming increasingly important to document the scholarly and cultural record, making it essential to make them easily accessible to users.
The Frick Art Reference Library’s Photoarchive is a study collection of more than one million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century by artists trained in the Western tradition. As of summer 2016, nearly 200,000 catalog records and over 75,000 digital images are accessible through NYARC Discovery.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.