The Conservation Information Network (CIN) is the product of
international collaboration. It is intended to facilitate
the retrieval and exchange of information concerning conservation
and restoration of cultural property.
The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information
Network (BCIN) provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic
citations for conservation literature. BCIN includes citations
from the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (prior to 1998),
technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles,
books and audiovisual and unpublished materials. The database
also includes previously unavailable material from private
sources, as well as new information gathered by a worldwide
network of contributors.
All AATA records will be available in a separate database from
the Getty Conservation Institute by June 2002. For further
information about AATA Online please contact
the AATA Online office at the Getty Conservation Institute
Most of the data in BCIN are recorded in English; however,
subject key words are provided in both English and French.
Titles remain in the language of the original publication with
an English translation provided.
BCIN was first initiated by the Getty Conservation Institute
and ICCROM. It was launched in 1987 as a subscription database,
available through the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).
In May 2002, BCIN was made available free of charge on the CIN
Web site, hosted by CHIN. The database interface, re-designed in
2002, includes both a simple and advanced search, and the ability
to refine searches, among other features.
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