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Tour the Digital Collections

Visit the Digital Collections libmma.org/digital
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William Blueher

on 22 May 2014

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Digital Collections from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Libraries

Take a tour of the
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications
from The Museum's founding in 1869 to the present
The Museum's Constitution, 1869
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
"Velazquez Rediscovered,"
a 2009 exhibition catalog
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15324coll10/id/62013/rec/10
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15324coll10
Rare Books in the
Thomas J. Watson Library

View this collection:
View this collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16028coll4
"L'ordine che si tiene...", published in 1555
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll4/id/9149
"The Photographic Album," published in the 1860s
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll4/id/3407
Pictorialist Photography Exhibition Catalogs,
1891-1914,
in The Menschel Library

103 catalogs of Pictorialist photography exhibitions held between 1891 and 1914
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15324coll19
"Catalogue of the American Institute Photographic Salon," 1899
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15324coll19/id/5827
"8th annual exhibition, Capital Camera Club : May 8th to 13th, 1899"
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15324coll19/id/6856
Costume Institute Fashion Plates
Thousands of fashion plates from 1700-1955
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15324coll12
"Headgear 1860-1921, Plate 166 [of 181]"
http://cdm16028.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15324coll12/id/6715/rec/166
"Clans of the Scottish Highlands 1847 Plates 1-54, Plate 024"
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15324coll12/id/9730/rec/24
Japanese Illustrated books
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese illustrated books from the holdings of the Asian Art Department
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16028coll7
"The silver world (Gin sekai)," 1790
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll7/id/828
"Bairei picture album of one hundred birds (Bairei hyakuchoōgafu)," 1884
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16028coll7/id/88/rec/5
Manuscripts
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15324coll13
"Autographs and sketches from artist friends to Samuel P. Avery, 1874-1880"
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15324coll13/id/2060/rec/19
"Robert Browning letter to 'Miss Lazarus', 1888 June 6"
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15324coll13/id/11929
Book Binding and Book Collecting
Photographs of our fine bindings were taken by The Photo Studio
at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16028coll2
"Calendrier belgique, curieux et utile," 1771
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll2/id/2033
"Le calendrier de la cour," 1784
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll2/id/2082
The Brummer Gallery Records
An estimated 16,000 object cards, ordered by accession number, accompanied by 4 binders (two for actively held inventory and two for sold items), arranged by art era or medium.
View the collection:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16028coll9
Object Cards
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16028coll9
Inventory Book
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16028coll9/id/195/rec/258
Now at the Met
Several "Now at the Met" posts have focused on "Digitizing the Libraries' Collections"
Industrial Arts at the Metropolitan Museum, 1917–40
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/now-at-the-met/features/2012/industrial-arts-at-the-metropolitan-museum
Rare Resource in the Joyce F. Menschel Library
Now Available Worldwide
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/now-at-the-met/features/2013/pictorialist-photography-exhibition-catalogues
An introduction to the Digital Collections
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/now-at-the-met/features/2012/digitizing-the-library-collections
Digital Collections Pinterest Board
View our board:
http://pinterest.com/metmuseum/digital-collections-from-the-met-museum-libraries/
Digital Collections and Wikipedia
We have collaborated with Wikipedia by adding links to over 1,000 Wikipedia articles
An Article on the Museums Association Website
http://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/wikipedia/17062013-thomas-j-watson-library
A "Case Study" on GLAM Wiki
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM/Case_studies/Thomas_J._Watson_Library_at_the_MMA,_New_York
METRO Interview about Watson's Wikipedia work
http://metro.org/articles/wikipedia-for-special-collections-blueher/
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