The libraries close early at 5 PM on November 26th. They will stay closed from the 27th to 29th, reopening on Sunday the 30th.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Whitney Biennial

If you can't get to New York for the Whitney Biennial, check out virtual views from the New York Times.

Film literature

We added a link to the Film Literature Index (FLI) on our articles page recently. You can search the FLI for articles from over 150 film and television periodicals published between 1976-2001. When you find a citation for an article in the FLI, search for the periodical title in the Journal Finder to see how you can access the article at CCA.

Design image bonanza

The University of Washington Libraries have a LOT of interesting image collections online, including:

Artists' books online

Our man in SF recently brought to my attention Artists' Books Online, a repository of information and hi-res images from hundreds of great (what else) artists' books. ABsOnline is headed by Johanna Drucker, and includes scans of complete works by Drucker, CCA faculty member Emily McVarish, Joan Lyons, Clifton Kirkpatrick Meador, and about 50 other accomplished book artists.

On exhibit

From an aesthetics point of view - selections from our latest acquisitions in philosophy and aesthetics - are currently on display in the Meyer Library.

Black History Resources

Celebrate Black History Month by browsing CCA library resources.

FlickrCC

FlickrCC allows you to search the photo-sharing site Flickr for images that are released under a Creative Commons (CC) license. This is a great way to find high-resolution photos that you can use, edit, and/or repurpose without worrying about copyright.

Google Art Search

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Using Google to search for reliable and in-depth analyses of artists and art topics is sort of like using a microwave to cook a gourmet meal.

Journal of Visual Culture

Vol. 6:3 is a special issue on "Hong Kong, and Other Returns." It is available for checkout or perusal in Simpson Library.

Photography archive

The Library of Congress recently put over 3000 high-resolution images of photographs from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, and the George Grantham Bain News Service on a new Library of Congress Flickr page. These photos have been digitized and available on the LC's website for awhile, but putting them on Flickr makes them about 100 times easier to browse, search, and actually use. And the photos are amazing!

Staff farewells

Lia We're sad to announce the departure of freshly-minted librarian Lia Thomas from her post at the Simpson (SF) circulation desk. Her library chops are so fine-tuned that she'll be working for not one, not two, but three different Bay Area libraries! If you don't have a chance to stop by the SF circulation desk to thank her for all of her hard work sometime this week, you can find her from now on at the reference desks of Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Chabot College libraries.

New aesthetics books

What better way to start the new year, than by finally confronting that nagging question of the essence of being?

1024 downloads in ARTstor

Hooray!
95% of ARTstor's images are now available for download at 1024 pixels on the long side.

Graphic Design in ARTstor

ARTstor has added the Graphic Design Collection from the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, Cooper Union School of Art to their image collections.
The collection holds over 1,000 images and focuses on the digital design archive that is also known as the National Graphic Design Image Database.

To access these images, first login to ARTstor.
Then click on "Image Gallery" --> Graphic Design Collection (The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art)

Website changes

We gave the library website a face-lift and will probably continue to make a few minor changes over the break. The changes are based on usability testing we did with CCA students in the Fall semester, so hopefully the site is easier than ever to use.

Let me know if you have any problems or questions about the changes to the site.
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