Other Publications

Joint Publications

Guidelines for the Visual Resources Profession
Kim Kopatz, Editor

The first full-length publication jointly published by The Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association.

This 154-page book includes information on educational requirements; professional development and continuing education; job titles and job descriptions; performance evaluations; rank and status; collective bargaining and how to work with a union; accreditation and accrediting agencies; new technologies and the future of the profession. Also included are lists of professional organizations; Internet resources; recommended courses for visual resources professionals; sample job descriptions; performance review checklists; the Special Libraries Association's "Competencies for Special Librarians of the 21st Century;" and the "Criteria for the Hiring and Retention of Visual Resources Professionals."

Available for $30 plus $6 S&H. Order from: ARLIS/NA Publications, 329 March Road, Kanata, ON K2K 2E1 Canada; tel: 800-817-0621; fax: 613-599-7027. Allow four weeks for delivery.

Related Print Publications

Image Buyers' Guide
Edited by Sandra C. Walker,  Donald W. Beetham
ISBN 1-56308-658-1 
Libraries Unlimited
This standard reference source updates and expands on the previous edition (Slide Buyers' Guide), with information on 50 digital image providers in addition to more than 300 slide providers. The book is designed to assist scholars, librarians, teachers, media professionals, and other identify and locate sources for slides and digital images of art and architecture.
Management for Visual Resources Collections
Nancy Shelby Schuller
Libraries Unlimited
The only resource of its kind designed specifically for working with visual resources, this new edition pf Schuller's work will enable curators to develop an effective
management approach and to implement planning strategies which will result in the most efficient use of available resources for their collections. The bibliography is
organized by subject and keyed to the chapters in the book. 
Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation
Edited by Christine L. Sundt
Taylor & Francis
4 issues per volume
Special VRA member rate
Visual Resources is devoted to the study of images and their use. Those images which depict architecture and works of art are of primary concern. The process by which these images are made, organized and ultimately utilized is investigated.
Visual Resources Directory - Art Slide and Photograph Collections in the United States and Canada
Edited by Carla Freeman, Barbara Stevenson
1995| Pages: xvii, 174p.| Paperback | 1-56308-196-2
The first comprehensive directory of visual resources to be published in more than a decade, this ambitious guide reflects the enormous changes in the field and lists more than 500 visual collections in the areas of art, architecture, and design throughout the United States and Canada. Entries provide complete information, including name and title of an individual in charge; phone numbers, fax numbers, and electronic mail addresses; extent of research and borrowing privileges; hours; size of collection and staff; and visual formats collected.

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