As of Tuesday, March 10, 2020 the SIA-NY Library is closed. However, we will continue to serve our students, faculty, and staff.
Starting July 15, 2020 the Library will begin offering two new services, one day per week. Students and Faculty may request books for curbside delivery or articles or book chapters for scanning. For more information and for the webform to request scanning or curbside pickup, please visit the curbside pickup and scanning request page.
Official updates from Sotheby's Institute regarding COVID-19 and our response can be found here: https://www.sothebysinstitute.com/news-and-events/news/covid19-updates
Enhancements to IFAR Catalogues Raisonnes Database
IFAR's Catalogue Raisonne Database has been upgraded. From their press release:
"On the revamped site, filtered searches bring up annotated entries containing links to fully digitized print publications or online catalogues raisonnés. Searches will also bring up online catalogues raisonnés that are still in preparation. A previous enhancement enabled users to locate the nearest library holding a copy of a catalogue."
Access the database here: Cat. Rais. Database.
New Quick Guide to Online Research
We are pleased to present a new concise Quick Guide to Online Research to help introduce the most powerful resources we offer to help you find a place to begin your research. This is just a place to start. The librarians are happy to guide you through this and beyond it, to all of our tools to help you succeed in your studies.
NYPL Introduces Limited Scan and Deliver Service
On September 1, 2020 the New York Public Library is launching a limited scan-and deliver service through their Shared Collection Catalog (https://www.nypl.org/research/collections/shared-collection-catalog/) Please note that their other catalogues will not have the button. There will be a button in the item record to place requests for scans, similar to how patrons have requested material from off-site storage facilities in the past. Not all items will have this button; for items without it, patrons can email the Art and Architecture Division at NYPL directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NYPL's Art and Architecture Division has also put together a useful Art Resources From Home guide with links to various online resources they provide.
Additional Electronic Resources
In addition to our subscription databases, full-text journals and articles, e-books, and other resources, please visit the resource guide we have developed for our non-degree programs for vetted lists of online resources that may be helpful in your research while this library and our sister and partner libraries are closed. https://sia.libguides.com/c.php?g=907709&p=6536451
We are excited to introduce ARTBnk, a new auction database and valuation tool that uses AI to value artworks. Please contact the librarians for login credentials to use this exciting new resource.
The Museum Computer Network (MCN) has assembled their "Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-learning, and Online Collections" which is an excellent portal to useful (and enjoyable) online art resources: http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/
The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made .pdfs of One Star Press's collection of artists' books freely available. Explore amazing artists' books from blue chip artists here: https://library.metmuseum.org/search~S1/?searchtype=t&searcharg=Onestar+Press+PDFs&searchscope=1&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=tOnestar+Press+PDFs
While we are physically closed, our librarians will still be available for reference interviews. Please contact them by email to set up an online or telephone appointment.
Standard loan periods for items from the New York Library circulating collection are:
In order to provide access to library materials for as many patrons as possible, the Library reserves the right to recall an item from any patron after the minimum loan, or immediately if the item is needed for Course Reserve.
Special Loan Periods
Videos (DVDs): 3 days
Standard checkout limits for items from the New York Library circulating collection are:
Patrons may renew items 3 times. Books requested by other patrons will not be renewed. Books past due or due may not be renewed. Ways to Renew:
Materials borrowed may be returned in the book drop slot at the library's circulation desk or handed to library staff at the circulation desk.
The library does not have any drop boxes where materials may be returned when the library is not open. View hours for the library.
Reserved Items and Recalls
Sotheby's students, faculty, and staff may recall an item that is checked out to another patron by placing a reservation on it. Items may be reserved by going to the online catalog, searching for the item that is needed, and clicking the Reserve button on the record page. The patron who has the recalled item will be notified to return it after they have had it in their possession for a minimum of two weeks or the remainder of their loan period (whichever is shorter), regardless of the patron's standard loan period. Reserved titles will be held for students for up to one week and then returned to the stacks.
Recalled items cannot be renewed by the person from whom they are recalled. Patrons who receive a recall notice must return the item to the library's circulation desk by the adjusted due date to maintain borrowing privileges. Items needed for course reserve will be recalled by library staff.
Consequences for Lost and Overdue Items
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