Cultural heritage and creation: acquiring, cataloguing and promoting livres d'artistes in French public libraries

TitreCultural heritage and creation: acquiring, cataloguing and promoting livres d'artistes in French public libraries
Type de publicationArticle de revue
Année de publication2013
AuteursSonja Graimprey
JournalArt Libraries Journal
Volume38
Numéro1
Pagination20–26
Résumé

The article discusses collections of livres d'artistes, a category which includes illustrated books and artist's books, in French public libraries. Particular focus is given to the acquisition, cataloguing, and promotion of such collections. According to the author, collections of livres d'artistes often lack visibility and require special efforts at promotion. It is suggested that more accurate subject indexing and better training for library professionals could improve promotion.