Félicie Faizand de Maupeou ; Ségolène Le Men - The Artist Libraries Project in the Labex Les passés dans le présent

jdmdh:5185 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, October 23, 2019, Atelier Digit\_Hum - https://doi.org/10.46298/jdmdh.5185
The Artist Libraries Project in the Labex Les passés dans le présentArticle

Authors: Félicie Faizand de Maupeou 1; Ségolène Le Men 1

The creation of the Artist Libraries Project was sparked by the observation that artist libraries are still not well known, yet many art historians are interested in this archive for the value it adds to understanding the person behind the artist and his or her creative process. The problem is that these libraries are rarely physically preserved. To remedy this dispersion, we built an online database and a website www.lesbibliothequesdartistes.org that house this valuable source in the form of lists of books and their electronic versions. First data on Monet's library have been made available, and several additional artist libraries from the 19 th and 20 th centuries are on the way for 2019. By gathering all these bibliographical data in a central database, it's possible to explore one library and to compare several. This article explains how we built the database and the website and how the implementation of those IT tools has raised questions about the use of this resource as an archive on the one hand, as well as its value for art history on the other.

Volume: Atelier Digit\_Hum
Section: Digital libraries and virtual exhibitions
Published on: October 23, 2019
Accepted on: October 18, 2019
Submitted on: February 13, 2019
Keywords: [INFO.INFO-DB]Computer Science [cs]/Databases [cs.DB],[INFO.INFO-DL]Computer Science [cs]/Digital Libraries [cs.DL],[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences,[SHS.ART]Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history,[SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature,[SHS.STAT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Methods and statistics

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