The SVA Library is running a trial of the database Library Stack, which will be active until May 1, 2018.
Library Stack is a database and archive of digital arts publications, including ebooks, PDFs, apps, music and video from the fields of contemporary art, critical theory, political science, sociology, architecture, urbanism, graphic design and film studies. It has a particular focus on hybrid works: experimental podcasts, custom type-faces, exhibitions bundled into .zip folders, serial journals, collaborative scholarship initiatives and artists’ software. Library Stack indexes this ecosystem of non-standard resources in one cohesive database, searchable by subject, format, artist, publisher, title or keyword. Library Stack can augment research queries by revealing uncommon connections between artists, platforms and ideas, helping students, faculty and researchers map the landscape of contemporary arts publications.
During the Spring 2018 semester, access https://www.librarystack.org from any SVA building and find direct downloads and full-text search on all hosted content. Create an individual login ID and store titles on your own bookshelf for reference or research. This trial of Library Stack is not accessible from off campus.
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