Chris Sala and Jeffrey Ross attended the Association of Architectural School Librarians Annual Meeting, San Francisco March 21-24.
Jeffrey was on the Discussion Panel: Archizines, Blogs, Web Portals, Oh My! Current Architectural Publishing Trends and Information Access Challenges for the Educational Market. He represented the Avery Index and presented our perspective on the challenges of these new forms of architectural information dissemination.
The conference participants were treated to tours of: the architecture and new public spaces in the surging South of Market neighborhood downtown, the University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Design Library and Archives, the entire UC Berkeley campus, Art Deco Downtown Oakland, and the California Academy of Sciences Library and Green Roof in Golden Gate Park.
Avery staff will attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference in Toronto, Mar. 29- Apr. 2, 2012.
Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Director, is the Conference Co-Chair for Programs and will also present an update on the Built Works Registry (BWR) — a collaborative Avery, ARTstor and Getty project. Now in its second year of development, the BWR project is funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant. She is also the Co-moderator of the Future of Art Bibliography Initiative session at which Chris Sala, Avery Architecture Bibliographer, will be speaking on "Capturing the Web."
Ted Goodman will present an update on the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals at a Friday afternoon session. He is also the outgoing Chair of the Finance Committee.
Kitty Chibnik will be the Moderator of a session titled "Hot off the List: current issues on ARLIS-L."
Paula Gabbard, Avery Fine Arts Bibliographer will be attending many sessions and meetings.
Avery staff will attend the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) annual conference in Boston, March 2, 2012.
Jeff Ross (Avery Index) will present an update on the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals at a Friday morning session.
Congratulations to our colleague Thom Freedman (Built Works Registry Librarian) who has been awarded the AASL Frances Chen Conference Travel Award. He will present an update on the Built Works Registry (BWR) — a collaborative Avery, ARTstor and Getty project. Now in its second year of development, the BWR project is funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant.
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/xxxxxxxxxor
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
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.
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