Categorizing the Unique: Analyzing Artists' Books for a Framework of Description

by Stover, Michelle A

Abstract (Summary)
Artists' books are works of art that utilize the form of the book. Since they are usually in a format reminiscent of the codex, they inevitably end up in a library. As works of art, librarians encounter various challenges when trying to obtain the works, house them, and create access to them for users. Utilizing grounded theory fourteen books are analyzed so that a framework for description emerges to enhance access for users. Ideally, this work will be built upon to increase collaboration between libraries with artists' book collections.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:David Carr

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:artists books cataloging


Date of Publication:04/15/2005

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