As of Tuesday, March 10, the SIA-NY Library is closed. However, we will continue to serve our students, faculty, and staff.
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
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.
Through June 6 ProQuest has made these two additional databases available to our MA students, faculty, and staff:
Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
Subjects Covered: Arts, History, Literature & Language, Social Sciences, General Reference
Join ProQuest on a journey to transform the academic experience. For the first time, your library can have access to the world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources, all in one place. With ProQuest One Academic, four core multi-disciplinary products – ProQuest Central, Academic Complete, Academic Video Online and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global– are now available and cross-searchable on the same user-friendly, responsive, mobile-enabled ProQuest platform.
Subjects Covered: Featured Databases
EBSCO's Flipster is now available to MA students, faculty and staff for 90 days. This allows access to thousands of magazines, including 89 art and design titles (including ArtForum International, Art in America, The Art Newspaper, ArtNews, and Aperture. arts titles can be browsed using the "Art and Design" tab on the left hand navigation). I will be posting the username and password on Canvas, or you can reach out to one of the librarians who can send them to you. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=ns074747&groupid=main&profile=eon
Art and Architecture ePortal : Art History books from Yale University Press. Available until July 23, 2020 by kind permission of Yale University Press.
Harvard Business Review e-books : 650 e-books exploring a range of business topics. Available until May 31, 2020 by kind permission of Harvard Business Review and EBSCO. * Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for username and password information.
Hein Online is a subscription database currently offering a large collection of material on United States Law. This databases is accessible until December 15, 2020 by kind permission of Hein. https://heinonline-org.ezproxy.sothebysinstitute.com/HOL/Welcome
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 Internet Archive's Open Library allows free full-text access to a large selection of popular and academic titles. During the Corona Virus National Emergency or through June 30, 2020, whichever is later, they are permitting unlimited access to its vast e-book collection, with out waiting lists. Their "National Emergency Library" can be accessed here: https://openlibrary.org/?iax=ntlemrlib%7cctalnk *Please note that you will need to create a free account.
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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