24 February 2009

The Art of the Catalog: NYARC Libraries Launch Arcade

After years of planning and three big grants from the Mellon Foundation, the New York Art Resources Consortium has delivered its integrated catalog, Arcade. The catalog consists of over 800,000 holdings from three of the four NYARC members -- the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. Arcade is based on Innovative Interfaces' Millennium system and has back-end cataloging, acquisitions, and circulation modules. From NYARC's press release: "Over the next three years, the partners will create a mechanism for coordinating collection development, construct new services to deliver the collective Arcade collection to users onsite, implement a system for electronic resources management, and carry out a program of engagement with current and potential users to guide strategic planning."

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