Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Art Library holdings now part of MC Libraries online catalog

The School of Art + Design Library became a branch library within the MC Library System when the School of Art + Design merged with Montgomery College. It was renamed the Art Library @ the Cafritz Center following its re-location to a beautiful space in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. In order to fully integrate the Art Library and its holdings (3000+ books and dvds/videos, 35+ periodicals and other support materials), MC Libraries committed itself to the complex project of the retrospective conversion of these holdings. This process transforms old print based catalogs to machine readable form. However, because no library systems at the School of Art + Design were automated, each item had to be individually catalogued and specially processed to allow online access to the Art Library holdings and the physical circulation of the items.

This major project was successfully completed at the end of this fiscal year. You can now search the MC Library catalog for information on all the items held by the Art Library: http://www.mclibrary.org/.

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