|SilverPlatter Information, Inc. has announced plans to publish a premier
scholarly art database, Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), from
the J. Paul Getty Trust and CNRS-INIST. (The Centre Nationale de la Recherche
Scientifique [CNRS] is the French governmental body that oversees Institute
Nationale de l'Information Scientifique et Technique [INIST].) The BHA
database is scheduled for release during the second quarter of this year
and will be available for CD-ROM, Internet, or intranet subscriptions.
BHA is the successor database to International Repertory of the Literature
of Art (RILA) and Répertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (RAA), and includes
all records from these databases plus new data covering 1990 to the present.
SilverPlatter's total BHA coverage spans from 1973 to the present.
BHA is the source for scholarly, comprehensive coverage of visual art
anywhere in the world that reflects contact with the Western tradition.
The database contains over 500,000 records covering fine arts and decorative/applied
arts references from more than 1,400 journals, as well as books, conference
proceedings, Festschriften and other collected essays, exhibition catalogs,
selected art dealers' catalogs, doctoral dissertations, and microform publications.
BHA features abstracts, detailed subject indexing in English or French,
and a thesaurus for the data covering 1990 to the present.
"SilverPlatter is pleased to offer this premier international art database
to our customers," said Bonnie Alpert, senior product manager at SilverPlatter.
"BHA complements our other premier arts, literature, language, philosophy,
and religion offerings, and contributes to SilverPlatter's strong, scholarly
According to the announcement, BHA is widely used in academic settings
as well as in art museum libraries, and appeals to all geographic territories
interested in art influenced by Western tradition.
Source: SilverPlatter Information, Inc., Norwood, MA, 781/769-2599;