The Getty Research Institute Library will be closed to all readers on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Reference librarians at the Research Library wear many hats. For me, one of the most enjoyable duties of the past year has been working in tandem with Maristella Casciato, the Getty Research Institute’s senior curator for architectural collections, to identify gaps in the library’s architectural holdings.
The library’s collections were originally formed through the acquisition of personal libraries of important scholars such as Ulrich Middeldorf, Erwin Panofsky, and Nikolaus Pevsner, among others. While this has provided a solid foundation upon which to build, there will always be areas that need to be filled in either because we didn’t have the opportunity to acquire them earlier or because their historical importance was not immediately clear.
Recently, one of the areas we are strengthening is 20th century Italian architectural periodical holdings. While this is an ongoing process, we have made significant progress through both piecemeal purchasing and the acquisition of collections. We hope our recently expanded holdings of the following titles will allow for a more comprehensive research experience.
Le Arti (Milano)
Casabella continuità (Milano)
Quaderni di architettura (Roma)
-Aimee Lind, Reference Librarian
Recently added titles to JSTOR, the digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources, include the following that are available on-site only.
A peer-reviewed, online publication focusing on the field of cinema and media studies.
Vol. 30, No. 1 (Fall, 2005) – Vol. 39, No. 3 (Spring, 2015)
Publisher: Allegheny College
Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature
A quarterly journal presenting the theoretical, practical, and cultural dimensions of literary works.
Vol. 1, No. 1 (October, 1967) – Vol. 28, No. 4 (December, 1995)
Publisher: University of Manitoba
The Classical Outlook
A journal for teachers of Latin, Greek, and classical humanities in K-12, colleges, and universities.
Vol. 1, No. 1 (November, 1923) – Vol. 13, No. 8 (May, 1936) (previous title, Latin Notes);
Vol. 14, No. 1 (October, 1936) – Vol. 90, No. 1 (Fall, 2013)
Publisher: American Classical League
The annual peer-reviewed journal of the Department of Architecture at MIT.
Coverage: Nos. 1-40 (1992-2012) (Summer/Autumn, 2012)
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A journal of classical philology, patristics, and Latin tradition.
Coverage: Vol. 92 (1979) – Vol. 127 (2014)
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
To search for more titles in JSTOR, visit https://www.jstor.org.
–Susan Flanagan, Collection Development Librarian for Electronic Resources