Friday, March 7, 2008

Library’s Art Museum Image Gallery Brings A Visual Treasury to the Desktop

A rich digital resource of over 155,000 rights-cleared images gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world now is available to the LBCC campus community from any web-enabled workstation. Through the library’s subscription to the Art Museum Image Gallery students and faculty can view, download, and integrate into papers and projects the visual masterpieces of ancient civilizations, American, European, and Medieval history, as well as world religions and music. Full bibliographic records accompany every image, and users can search the gallery by keyword, subject, artist, title of work, type of object, and culture/nationality.

To test drive this extraordinary database just visit the library home page, click on “articles and databases” on the right side of the screen, and select “Art Museum Image Gallery” (When working from an off-campus computer be sure to click the “Off Campus” button to authenticate yourself as a currently enrolled or employed LBCC user.)

For more information contact Nenita Buenaventura, Access Services Librarian

Library Update #50