Is being realized thanks to financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG), as a common project of the Library of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich and Heidelberg University Library in co-operation with the Institute for Art History of the LMU Munich (chair Professor Dr. H. Kohle) together with the historical network historicum.net and the Saxonian State and University Library and further partners. arthistoricum.net focuses the core competencies of the co-operating institutions into a fundamental platform for research and teaching.
arthistoricum.net aims at a comprehensive record of arthistorical publications, be they in printed, hybrid or electronic form. Special attention is given to articles in periodicals and collective writings. With the Virtual Catalogue for Art History (VKK), we are featuring specialized a meta catalogue engine, which is well established and presents a wide range of international target systems. ART-Guide provides a clearly arranged and carefully described collection of art historically relevant internet resources and thus presents an online reference library for research and teaching.
The goal of the components E-Publishing and Tutorials is to support internet based academic working methods and open access oriented online publishing. In the area Primary Sources we are dealing with digitization, improved thematic indexing and free online accessibility of much asked arthistorical resources. The area Thematic Portals offers more than just bibliography and provides forums for specific subjects of art history. The content we offer here at the moment has an exemplary character and is intended to co-operation and new offers. A workflow based on a content management system is part of our service.
Practical work on the project has begun in February 2005, one year before going online in March 2005. arthistoricum.net is open for further co-operation on a national and international level.
arthistoricum.net is based on the existing DFG supported network for literature supply in art history. This network covers university libraries with relevant special collections (SSG) in Heidelberg and Dresden as well as the most important German art libraries with their DFG supported special collecting fields. arthistoricum.net has integrated the art historical offers created within the partner project historicum.net.