ProQuest and the Getty Research Institute announced today an agreement for ProQuest to take on the indexing for the International Bibliography of Art (IBA). ProQuest is going to distribute the IBA content created by the Getty (from 2008 to 2009), and add to it with new index records, keeping the editorial policies that made IBA a trusted art source, and continuing to provide full abstracts and subject indexing for the wide variety of periodicals, monographs and catalogues indexed by IBA. ProQuest also plans in future to expand the scope of IBA to art coverage from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
IBA joins the other ProQuest products ARTbibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, and the International Index to Music Periodicals in covering the arts for researchers. ProQuest is going to make the IBA cross-searchable with those other bibliographies, and will make existing IBA content available on the CSA Illumina platform immediately. They’ll also be bringing the database up to date (no additions have been made since December 2009) and adding new records. IBA will migrate to the new ProQuest platform in early 2011.
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