Art Discovery Group Catalogue

Launched in May 2014, the Art Discovery Group Catalogue (ADGC) offers an art-focused research experience within the OCLC WorldCat environment. Researchers may search within this specialized subset of Worldcat data to hone in on a vast trove of art-historical literature held in an ever-increasing number of the world’s finest art libraries. These art library records are searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of sources in the large metadata pool derived from thousands of commercial and freely-accessible collections, portals and repositories provided by OCLC as the WorldCat Central Index.
Thanks to the development of the Art Discovery Group Catalogue, bibliographic records from a number of art libraries previously not in OCLC are now openly discoverable in the ADGC as well as in the general Worldcat, offering information about more of the world’s art-related publications to researchers while providing greater visibility for the art libraries worldwide. In addition, unique and important art-historical citation resources such as kubikat are now integrated within the ADGC, with others to follow, including the legacy files of the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA).
The project
Individual libraries:
  1. Academy of architecture Library, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, Switzerland
  2. Albertina, Bibliothek, Vienna, Austria
  3. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University Libraries, New York, NJ, USA
  4. Berenson Library, Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy
  5. Bibliothèque des arts décoratifs, Paris, France
  6. Brooklyn Museum of Art Library, (NYARC), New York, NJ, USA
  7. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Art Library, Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  9. Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  10. Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  11. Frick Reference Art Library, (NYARC), New York, NJ, USA
  12. Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek, Nürnberg, Germany
  13. Getty Research Institute Library, Los Angeles, California, USA
  14. Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Bibliothèque, Paris, France
  15. Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
  16. Kunsthaus Zürich, Bibliothek, Zürich, Switzerland
  17. Marquand Library of Art and Archeology, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
  18. Musées d’art et d’histoire de la Ville de Genève, Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie, Geneva, Switzerland
  19. Museum of Modern Art Library, (NYARC), New York, NJ, USA
  20. National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
  21. National Gallery of Art Library, Washington D.C., USA
  22. National Gallery of Australia Research Library, Canberra, Australia
  23. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  24. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  25. National Museum of Western Art, Research Library, Tokyo, Japan
  26. National Portrait Gallery of Australia Research Library, Canberra, Australia
  27. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
  28. Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  29. RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History), The Hague, The Netherlands
  30. Royal Institute of British Architects, Library, London, Great Britain
  31. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
  32. Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Germany
  33. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, MA, USA
  34. Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zürich, Switzerland
  35. Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
  36. Tresoar, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  37. Universitätsbibliothek, Heidelberg, Germany
  38. University of Texas Art Library, Austin, USA
  39. William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA , USA
  40. The John And Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA
  41. Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (KMSK) Antwerpen (Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp) Belgium
  42. Danmarks Kunstbibliotek (Danish National Art Library, Copenhagen), Denmark
  43. Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library,Antwerp, Belgium

Networks and Union Catalogues:
  1. Kubikat, Germany
  2. Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Max-Planck-Institut (Florence, Italy)
  3. Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich
  4. Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art, Paris
  5. Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome
  6. Union Catalogue of Düsseldorf Cultural Institutions, Germany
    (Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Görres-Gymnasium Düsseldorf, Goethe-Museum Düsseldorf / Anton-und-Katharina-Kippenberg-Stiftung, Heinrich-Heine-Institut Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum / Deutsches Keramikmuseum Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Restaurierungszentrum Düsseldorf – Schenkung Henkel, Theatermuseum / Dumont-Lindemann-Archiv Düsseldorf, Institut Français Düsseldorf, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf)
  7. IRIS Consortium, Florence, Italy
    (Library of the Uffizi. Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, Library of the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi, Library of the Dutch University Institute for Art History, Library of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, The «Ugo Procacci» Library, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Leonardiana Library, Center for Research and Documentation of Leonardo Studies, Bill Kent Library, Monash University Prato Centre)
Participating libraries