Resource Library: Content Presentation Guidelines




Resource Library editor's notes

On the first or last page for each article and essay there are often Resource Library editor's notes. In the notes may be guidance to links containing further information relevant to the article or essay located both inside and outside the TFAO website. An example would be a link to the associated topic in Topics in American Art. Also included may be other information to help the reader better appreciate the article or essay. Editor's notes are placed immediately above the routing block. Links to Resource Library catalogs and texts are placed first, followed by links to texts and other media outside TFAO's website.

In instances where the article or essay relates to a specific institution, immediately above the routing block is a legend directing readers to the informative "sub-index" page for the institution. An example: "Read more articles and essays concerning this institutional source by visiting the sub-index page for the Wichita Art Museum in Resource Library." If the article of essay references deceased artists, there may be placed another legend saying:"For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists." If there are revisions to the text after the date of original publication, a revision date may be posted. Also please see Errors and omissions for the use of editor's notes related to that subject.

Editor's notes for articles or essays with named authors originally published on paper and reprinted digitally in Resource Library may contain information including: (1) the title of the original paper-printed exhibition catalogue or book, or publication information relating to a journal or magazine; (2) the year of authorship of the text; (3) the name of the author; (4) available information concerning the name and dates of the exhibition pertaining to the text; (5) directions for readers who wish to purchase a copy of the related paper-printed catalogue, book or magazine; (6) the date of reprinting in Resource Library, (7) the names of individuals who provided assistance in obtaining permission for online publication (8) other relevant information. The methodology for describing scholarly texts has evolved over time. Some information may be repeated or placed in the header for the article or essay.

When named authors are recognized, a legend may be placed such as: "Resource Library wishes to extend appreciation to Christine Doolittle of the Des Moines Art Center for her help concerning permissions for reprinting the above text." Information on books or magazines containing texts published in Resource Library may be placed inside or outside editor's notes.

In some instances some or all editor's notes information is presented on a separate page. Please see recently published articles and essays for examples of current presentation methods.


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