Publications

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Serials

ARLIS serial publications are available via different categories of membership.

Art Libraries Journal (ALJ) - the leading international quarterly on art librarianship. Individual issues of the Art Libraries Journal can also be purchased subject to availability. For orders and subscription enquiries contact Cambridge University Press.

More information and abstracts from 2003 to the current issue available on the Art Libraries Journal (ALJ) web page.

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Directory - the Society’s membership and annual review

Occasional Publications

**New Publication**

Art Researchers’ Guide to Liverpool and Merseyside
Edited by Emily Parsons and Rose Roberto
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-8-4
Publisher: ARLIS/UK & Ireland
Pre-publication rate: £5.00 (Before 1 August 2017)
Regular Price: £6.00

Tracing its origins back to 1207, Liverpool was one of the greatest ports in the world and one of the most prosperous towns in Britain for two hundred years. UNESCO has designated Liverpool a World Heritage Site and, compared with other British cities, it has  more museums and galleries than anywhere outside of London.

Today Liverpool is home to a thriving arts community, with exciting programmes of exhibitions, talks and events all year round as well as regular festivals such as the Liverpool Biennial. In 2008 Liverpool was European Capital of Culture, and that legacy lives on.

This handbook describes the major collections of libraries, archives, and museums where you can research culture, art, and design. It will allow you to explore these cities and direct you to the most appropriate places to suit your research needs.

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Art Researchers' Guide to Cardiff and South WalesArt Researchers’ Guide to Cardiff and South Wales
Edited by Lousie Carey, Kristine Chapman, Jenny Godfrey, and Peter Keelan.
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-7-7
Publisher: ARLIS/UK & Ireland
Price: £7.00 

With an introduction by Judi Loach, Cardiff University.

Cardiff (Caerdydd in Welsh) is the capital of Wales and one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Its roots go back to pre-Roman eras, with the occasional cromlech scattered around the region. Today Cardiff is the home of the National Assembly for Wales, the finance and business centre for the region, the Welsh media, and a hub for research, arts, sport, and culture. It is also home to one of the most beautiful civic centres in Europe. Across south Wales, the cities of Swansea and Newport hold a wealth of historical resources, and the South Wales Valleys are now a vivid mix or urban and natural environment. This handbook describes the major collections of libraries, archives, and museums where you can research culture, art, and design. It will allow you to explore these cities and direct you to the most appropriate places to suit your research needs. .

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Other Current Publications

Art Researchers' Guide to ManchesterArt Researchers’ Guide to Manchester and Salford
Edited by Jayne Burgess & Emma Marigliano.
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-6-0
Publisher: ARLIS/UK & Ireland
Price: £6.99

With an introduction by Helen Rees Leahy, University of Manchester.

Special features include a city-wide map, at-a-glance navigation icons, a time-saving index to collections, a glimpse into each site with full-colour images.

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Art Researchers’ Guide to LeedsArt Researchers’ Guide to Leeds
Editor: Rose Roberto
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-1-5
£4.50 Reduced Price

Leeds is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom. Tracing its origins to the 5th century, Leeds is well-known for its Industrial Revolution rise and expansion, when it became a major world producer of textiles. It is now a cultural, commercial and artistic centre.

This handbook describes the major libraries and repositories in Leeds with art and design resources. It will allow you to more fully explore the city, and direct you to the most appropriate libraries and archives to suit your research needs.

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Art Researchers´ Guide to DublinArt Researchers' Guide to Dublin
Edited by Olivia Fitzpatrick & Rose Roberto.
This book is published by ARLIS in association with the Royal Dublin Society.
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-3-9
£7.25 / €8.50 Regular Price

Dublin is the gateway to Ireland. From its Viking origins it grew to be one of Europe´s leading centres for music, literature and art. In the 18th century Dublin reached a high point, when wealth and patronage fostered skilled artists, builders and craftsmen who put a distinctive Hibernian stamp on their work in the Georgian idiom of the time. Today Dublin is a thriving modern city with pride in the educational and cultural institutions from its past.

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Art Researchers’ Guide to EdinburghArt Researchers’ Guide to Edinburgh

Editors: Kerry Eldon & Rose Roberto
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-2-2
£6.50 Regular Price


Built atop majestic hills, Edinburgh’s ancient roots reach back to the Bronze Age. As the centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, philosophers, poets, scientists and artists were drawn to the city. Now the capital of Scotland, it continues to expand as a cultural, commercial and artistic centre.

This handbook describes the major libraries and repositories in Edinburgh with art and design resources. It will allow you to more fully explore the city, and direct you to the most appropriate libraries and archives to suit your research needs.

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All This Stuff: Archiving the ArtistAll This Stuff: Archiving the Artist
Edited by Judy Vaknin, Karyn Stuckey and Victoria Lane
ISBN: 978-1-9074717-6-6
Price £25.00 N.B. ARLIS members get a discount by ordering from the Libri website. Please contact the Business Manager for more information.

From their different viewpoints artists, archivists and art historians reflect on the ways that artists and archivists deal with ‘ all this stuff’ and how artists manage and relate to their own archives.

Contributors range from Penelope Curtis (Director of Tate Britain) to artist Bruce McLean to the John Latham Archive archivist who is seeking to catalogue Latham’s work in accordance with his theories. Interviews with Barbara Steveni and Gustav Metzger also feature.

 

Displays and Exhibitions in Art LibrariesDisplays and Exhibitions in Art Libraries

Editors: Christine Milne and Annamarie McKie
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-0-8
£30 for ARLIS/UK & Ireland members; £40 for non-members


Interested in showcasing library collections or thinking of using libraries as exhibition spaces? This book contains case studies, advice & tips from art library professionals to help you make displays or exhibitions you plan visually appealing, expertly researched & well designed with a strong curatorial influence. Includes a list of suppliers of display equipment, glossary of useful display terms & bibliography of relevant books & websites.

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Non-member rate (£40)

Member rate (£30)

 

First Steps in Archives: A Practical GuideFirst Steps in Archives: A Practical Guide

ISBN: 978-0-9519674-9-2
Compiled by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Visual Arts Committee
Price: £25 for ARLIS/UK & Ireland members; £30 for non-members

This straightforward introduction to the key principles of archive work is designed for anyone whose collections include archive material but who has no formal training in this area. It includes contributions from experienced archivists on the core subjects of acquisitions and appraisal, cataloguing, preservation, reader services and marketing, as well as a glossary of archive terms.

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Non- member rate (£30)

Member rate (£25)

 

Artists' Books: A Cataloguers' ManualArtists' Books: A Cataloguers' Manual

ISBN: 978-0-9552445-0-6
Compiled by Maria White, Patrick Perratt and Liz Lawes for the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Price £45, this title is available by print on demand from Amazon  

Designed for anyone involved in the cataloguing of artists’ books. As many cataloguers may not be very familiar with the genre, the manual is preceded by an introductory section giving a brief history of artists’ books, a discussion of the problems associated with defining the term itself and an outline of specific problems the cataloguer may face. The manual itself takes the cataloguer through each applicable rule from AACR2, offering guidance on interpretation and, where necessary, expanding on the rules. Appendices include full examples in MARC21, some with photographs, a bibliography and a list of websites that the cataloguer may find useful. 

 

Art Exhibition Documentation in Libraries: Cataloguing GuidelinesArt Exhibition Documentation in Libraries: Cataloguing Guidelines

ISBN-10: 0956276350

ISBN-13: 978-0956276353

Compiled by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Price £30, this title is available by print on demand from Amazon 

This book is an invaluable addition to the professional literature for cataloguers interested in standards and data sharing.

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