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Publications
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Serials
ARLIS serial publications are available via different categories of membership and subscription. Individual issues can also be purchased subject to availability - See Rates

Art Libraries Journal (ALJ) - the leading international quarterly on art librarianship.
More about the ALJ and Abstracts from 2003 to the current issue

ARLIS/UK & Ireland News-sheet - a bi-monthly current awareness bulletin for anyone working in, or with an interest in, Art Libraries.

ARLIS/UK & Ireland Annual Directory - the Society’s membership and annual review

Occasional Publications

**New Publication**

Art Researchers´ Guide to Dublin
Edited by Olivia Fitzpatrick & Rose Roberto.
This book is published by ARLIS in association with the Royal Dublin Society.
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-3-9
£7.25 / €8.50 Regular Price

Dublin is the gateway to Ireland. From its Viking origins it grew to be one of Europe´s leading centres for music, literature and art. In the 18th century Dublin reached a high point, when wealth and patronage fostered skilled artists, builders and craftsmen who put a distinctive Hibernian stamp on their work in the Georgian idiom of the time. Today Dublin is a thriving modern city with pride in the educational and cultural institutions from its past.

The third in our series of Art Researchers´ Guides, this handbook describes the major libraries and repositories in Dublin with art and design resources. It will allow you to more fully explore the city, and direct you to the most appropriate libraries and archives to suit your research needs.

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Other Current Publications

Art Researchers’ Guide to Edinburgh

Editors: Kerry Eldon & Rose Roberto
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-2-2
£6.50 Regular Price


Built atop majestic hills, Edinburgh’s ancient roots reach back to the Bronze Age. As the centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, philosophers, poets, scientists and artists were drawn to the city. Now the capital of Scotland, it continues to expand as a cultural, commercial and artistic centre.

This handbook describes the major libraries and repositories in Edinburgh with art and design resources. It will allow you to more fully explore the city, and direct you to the most appropriate libraries and archives to suit your research needs.



Art Researchers’ Guide to Leeds
Editor: Rose Roberto
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-1-5
£5.95 Regular Price

Leeds is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom. Tracing its origins to the 5th century, Leeds is well-known for its Industrial Revolution rise and expansion, when it became a major world producer of textiles. It is now a cultural, commercial and artistic centre.

This handbook describes the major libraries and repositories in Leeds with art and design resources. It will allow you to more fully explore the city, and direct you to the most appropriate libraries and archives to suit your research needs.



All This Stuff: Archiving the Artist
Edited by Judy Vaknin, Karyn Stuckey and Victoria Lane
ISBN: 978-1-9074717-6-6
Price £25.00 N.B. ARLIS members get a discount by ordering from
the Libri website. Please contact the Business Manager for more information.

From their different viewpoints artists, archivists and art historians reflect on the ways that artists and archivists deal with ‘ all this stuff’ and how artists manage and relate to their own archives.

Contributors range from Penelope Curtis (Director of Tate Britain) to artist Bruce McLean to the John Latham Archive archivist who is seeking to catalogue Latham’s work in accordance with his theories. Interviews with Barbara Steveni and Gustav Metzger also feature.


Displays and Exhibitions in Art Libraries

Editors: Christine Milne and Annamarie McKie
ISBN: 978-0-9562763-0-8
£30 for ARLIS/UK & Ireland members; £40 for non-members


Interested in showcasing library collections or thinking of using libraries as exhibition spaces? This book contains case studies, advice & tips from art library professionals to help you make displays or exhibitions you plan visually appealing, expertly researched & well designed with a strong curatorial influence. Includes a list of suppliers of display equipment, glossary of useful display terms & bibliography of relevant books & websites.


First Steps in Archives: A Practical Guide

ISBN: 978-0-9519674-9-2
Compiled by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Visual Arts Committee
Price: £25 for ARLIS/UK & Ireland members; £30 for non-members

This straightforward introduction to the key principles of archive work is designed for anyone whose collections include archive material but who has no formal training in this area. It includes contributions from experienced archivists on the core subjects of acquisitions and appraisal, cataloguing, preservation, reader services and marketing, as well as a glossary of archive terms.





Artists´ Books: A Cataloguers´ Manual

ISBN: 978-0-9552445-0-6
Compiled by Maria White, Patrick Perratt and Liz Lawes for the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Price £45, available through print on demand

Designed for anyone involved in the cataloguing of artists’ books. As many cataloguers may not be very familiar with the genre, the manual is preceded by an introductory section giving a brief history of artists’ books, a discussion of the problems associated with defining the term itself and an outline of specific problems the cataloguer may face. The manual itself takes the cataloguer through each applicable rule from AACR2, offering guidance on interpretation and, where necessary, expanding on the rules. Appendices include full examples in MARC21, some with photographs, a bibliography and a list of websites that the cataloguer may find useful. The manual is in an easy to use spiral bound A5 format.


Art Exhibition Documentation in Libraries: Cataloguing Guidelines

ISBN: 978-0-9519674-7-8
Compiled by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee
Available through print on demand

This book is an invaluable addition to the professional literature for cataloguers interested in standards and data sharing.








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