Art Now! Contemporary Art Resources in a Library Context

Art Libraries Satellite Meeting


9 – 11 August 2012


Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma & Aalto University School of Art and Design


IFLA Art Libraries Section Satellite Meeting in conjunction with the IFLA's Audiovisual and Multimedia Section and the ARLIS Norden Conference & Annual Meeting. 

see: conference website

While fewer titles in contemporary art and design are being published, electronic resources in contemporary art have increased exponentially in the last 10 years. Are we knowledgeable enough about what the web has to offer to direct our users to the relevant e-resources on contemporary art? How might we select and organise e-resources in the subject to tailor them to our users’ needs?

Furthermore, resources in contemporary art are disparate and may be restricted to use within a single organisation, or they are atypical in comparison to traditional library resources (product catalogues, material samples). How is this information managed in libraries?

This conference will discuss the documentation and description of contemporary art as well as the usability and availability of these information resources from the perspectives of the library and its users.

see also: call for papers

Satellite Meeting, Art Libraries, Finland

Last update: 4 October 2012