The Bulletin of Japan Art Documentation Society No. 14 (Mar. 2007)



Bibliographical Notes on the Principal References for the Study of  European Prints
TANAKA Maya - No.14, p.3-17. 2007.

RESUME: Although the importance of prints is recognised in history of art, the study of prints is neither as thorough as that of painting, nor are its principal references as widely known. Therefore, the author would like to introduce some important publications for the identification of prints, and review the characteristics of each of them. The dictionaries of printmakers, including works by Nagler, Le Blanc and Béraldi, will be analysed, followed by the catalogue raisonné, establised by Bartsch, Robert-Dumesnil and others. Last, some particular studies such as the Inventaire du fonds français and publication by  Sanchez and Seydoux will be presented.


Research of History of Japanese Modern Art and Newspaper Article
UENO Kenzo - No.14, p.18-23. 2007.

RESUME: The author has been considering the importance of the newspaper article as a staff in the museum of modern art or a researcher of the history of Japanese modern art. This paper draws attention to some cases with the investigation of the newspaper article related to the art, and especially three cases that the author has tried up to now. 1.practical use of the newspaper clipping scrapbook kept by the Ishibashi Museum of Art, 2. Research of Hakubakai group and the newspaper article, 3. A modern art of Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture appeared to The Yanagawa Shinpo newspaper. This paper, thus, explores the profit and the necessity of the investigation of the newspaper article by the project.


 The Artists' Books: From Clive Phillpot's Definition ant Thought
OHE Chojiro - No.14, p.24-46. 2007.

RESUME: In this text, correspondence in the art library is considered while seeing the publication situation that can be put based on an epoch-making theory of Clive Pillpot of the major figure and the art library member who has the definition of the Artists book established first by various places in editorial Europe and America. The collection situation in the art library is considered while seeing a part of the publication situation that can be put, it  proposes the use of the key word that connects the modern art of Japan to the museum, the document pavilion, and the library next, and, in conclusion, the use method is described.
The artists' books is adopted Subject Headings of LC and it is used as data of the owning table at the library of various genres and if an original management word is used the library member the user and everyone will be able to draw out all artists' books instantaneously in the museum and the library field of Japan from among the collection of books now.


Building a New System for Collections Management: A Case Study at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
KAWAGUCHI Masako - No.14, p.47-55. 2007.

RESUME: In the April, 2006 the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo announced the launch of a project to establish an audio-visual guide system and a print on demand system. A Web-based collection management system, which was introduced to the museum in the previous year and currently under development, serves as a basis for this new project. This article provides basic concept and an overview of the collection management system, together with details about the trial of the print on demand services.


Constructing Web-based Art Thesaurus, Focusing Around Data Conversion
FUKUDA Hiroatsu,  OMUKA Toshiharu - No.14, p.56-66. 2007.

RESUME: From 1991 to 1994, "Japanese Fine Art Thesaurus Database Project in the University of Tsukuba" created the "Database of Japan Art Thesaurus: Paintings  (JART-P) " under the auspice of Grant-in-Aid Scientific Research by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. We opened it in the Search System "UTOPIA: University of Tsukuba Online Processing of Information" from 1994 to 2005 and then converted the database to Internet format using the VBA and Microsoft-Excel from March 2005 because Information Retrieval Service on Internet became a recent trend and also UTOPIA service stopped in August. In this paper we discuss a database conversion method, maintenance of an organization.


Managing the Small Art Museum Library
Joan M. Benedetti - No.14, p.68-88. 2007.
* Translated into Japanese by SHIRATORI Mariko and MIZUTANI Takeshi

RESUME: Small art museum libraries are among the most administratively challenging of special libraries and the most rewarding. Managing this most glamorous of research venues as the solo professional or with minimal assistance inevitably tests the librarian's deepest personal  and professional reserves. He or she constantly weighs the desire to serve a highly attractive clientele-Curators, art educators, docents, collectors, artists and independent researchers with the reality of what  one librarian can do. Technology has an enormous impact on libraries and on art historical research, but small libraries struggle to pay for it. Services are possible today in small libraries that were available in only the largest institutions a decade ago. Although our OPACs can work "24/7," human beings cannnot.  Solo art museum librarians love their jobs but are in constant danger of burn-out. By managing themselves, they will keep their morale and their professional standards high.


The New Period of Museum Documentation
* Edited  by MURATA Ryoji - No.14, p.89-105. 2007.

RESUME: Report from the panel discussion between Mr. HIGASHI Noboru, Mr. MICHIWAKI Hisamitsu, Ms. TAKEUCHI Yuri, Mr. MURATA Ryoji  and Mr. TAKANO Akihiko (Moderator: Mr. YAEGASHI Junki) at the Symposium held at Kyushu National Museum on June 3ʳᵈ, 2006.

List of Articles on Art Documentation in Japan 2006
Comp. by JADS Clearinghouse (HIRAI Noriko, KAZU Chikako, TAKAHASHI Haruko, OHE Chojiro) - No.14, p.106-112. 2007.