Monthly Archives: June 2011

Avery Library Drawings & Archives on the Road

Here are some of the current exhibitions to which Avery Library Drawings & Archives has contributed material:




San Diego Museum of Art

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

June 18-September 11, 2011

6 drawings from Avery’s Gustav Stickley collection


Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

September 24-December 31, 2011

1 small etui of drawing instruments from Avery’s Andrew Alpern collection


University of Virginia Art Museum

Variety, Archeology, and Ornament: Renaissance Architectural Prints from Column to Cornice

August 24-December 18, 2011

11 prints from the Lafreri Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae and a print by Hans Beham


David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University

Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future

September 3-October 23, 2011

7 items from Avery’s Hugh Ferriss collection


Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Iowa

September 23-December 11, 2011

6 drawings from the Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin collection


–by Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings &  Archives



Avery Index Expands Access to Full-Text Journals

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has expanded its direct online access to full-text scholarly journal articles by taking advantage of coded links provided by selected publishers. These links, identified by a DOI (digital object identifier) are “names” assigned to “entities” for use on digital networks. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.

The DOI System provides a framework for persistent identification, for managing intellectual content and metadata and for linking users with content suppliers. The DOI System is an ISO International Standard.


Within the Avery Index, DOIs, where supplied by journal publishers, will appear in citations as:


Access:  -> urn:doi xx.xxxx/xxxxxxxxx     or

DOI             urn:doi xx.xxxx/xxxxxxxxx

the x’s being a unique numeric code applied to the article. Clicking on the urn:doi link will take the Index user to an E-Link that will provide direct access to the full-text article, either in pdf or html format. At present, the Avery Index on ProQuest is the most reliable provider of full-text access via the digital object identifier.

Some of the journal titles currently accessed by DOIs in the Avery Index are: Environment and Planning A, B, and D, Australian Planner, Vernacular Architecture, and London Journal.

–by Barbara Sykes-Austin, Avery Indexer/Reference Librarian



Burlington Magazine Online Index Now Available

Burlington Magazine Publications Ltd. has created an Online Index which includes the entire content of The Burlington Magazine dating from March 1903 to December 1987, with additional coverage to 2002 in progress. The Burlington Magazine has been a major source of scholarly art historical research since its inception, and has been indexed to a greater or lesser extent by commercial and academic indexing services including the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1903-2011), Art Retrospective and Art Full Text (1929-2011), Bibliography of the History of Art/International Bibliography of Art (1972-2006), ArtBibliographies Modern (1973-2011), and others.

The Burlington Magazine Online Index is free to use, subject to free registration (a Columbia email account and a password), and allows access to JSTOR’s scanned, full-text articles and illustrations of the magazine (currently 1948-2005 for JSTOR coverage). Searches can be conducted by content and by illustrations. Print copies of The Burlington Magazine are accessible on open shelves in Avery Library (N1 B925).

–by Barbara Sykes-Austin, Avery Indexer/Reference Librarian


Avery Index changes

Avery Index will be among the products migrated to EBSCOhost as a result of the EBSCO – WilsonWeb merger announced today.

We do not have a migration schedule yet, but WilsonWeb subscribers should not experience any suspension of access to the Avery Index during this transition period.
Please see the EBSCO – WilsonWeb Merger FAQ for more information.

Avery Index subscription is also available through ProQuest and OCLC Please contact your database provider or the Avery Index directly if you have any questions at this time.

–Ted Goodman, General Editor, Avery Index