Are all Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) indexed in
the BCIN database?
All of AATA from Volume 6, 1966 to Volume 34 1997 should appear in BCIN.
Some citations may be missing due to scanning error
(scanning of the hard copy was done for volumes from 1966
to the mid 1980s). None of the special subject supplements have been
How do I obtain documents that I find in a BCIN search?
Prior to 1966, the publication was entitled IIC Abstracts
(Volume 1-5, 1955-1965) - all of these citations are in BCIN.
Although the publication Abstracts of Technical Studies in Art
and Archaeology (1943-1952) has not been entered into BCIN, Technical
Studies in the Field of Fine Arts (1932-1942) citations have.
The Getty Conservation Institute will launch a new electronic
service providing all of AATA on the Web by June 2002. Volumes 35
and 36 will be available only in hard copy until then.
For further information about AATA Online please contact
the AATA Online office at the Getty Conservation Institute
If you have access to a library (public, university, museum, etc.)
ask your librarian to help you locate the documents.
I can't find the MCIN (Conservation Materials) and ACIN (Conservation
You or your library, if needed, may request photocopies of articles,
conference papers or chapters of books cited in BCIN, directly from the
contributing libraries/documentation centres. Most contributors charge for this service.
To view policies, fees and contact information for the contributors, click on Document Delivery
on the BCIN home page. It is more difficult to obtain books; each institution has a policy about
the loan of books.
Each database citation displays a 'Location of document' field if one
or more of the contributors has the document in its collection. If you
are not familiar with the abbreviations, check the List of Contributors
on the BCIN home page.
If AATA (Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts) is cited as the
originator of a record, but no locations are listed, check with your
library to find out how you may obtain the document. You may also check
with contributors in case they have the document, but have not listed
it in BCIN.
on the CIN Web site. Are they still available?
MCIN and ACIN were created by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and
the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) as part of the Conservation
Information Network (CIN) project originally funded by the Getty
Conservation Institute. CIN, made up of three conservation related
databases (ACIN--suppliers, MCIN--materials and BCIN--bibliographic) was
released to the public in 1987. Since 1987, each contributing partner has
had various changes in priorities and resources. Unfortunately, the
partners have not been able to maintain all three of the original databases
and have concentrated their efforts on the bibliographic resource, BCIN.
ACIN and MCIN have not been updated since 1992, and are no longer