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Subject: CHIN--addendum


From: Paul Lima <paul_lima>
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002
The Board of the Conservation Information Network is pleased to
announce a new Web site for the Conservation Information Network
(CIN) at <URL:>. The new site, created on behalf
of CIN by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), will
become accessible on May 1, 2002.  The BCIN Bibliographic Database
will be offered free of charge on the new site.

BCIN currently contains over 190,000 bibliographic records on
conservation, contributed by the following:

    Canadian Conservation Institute Library
    Getty Conservation Institute
    International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
        Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
    International Council of Museums (ICOM)
    International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
    National Archives of Canada
    Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE)

BCIN will include the first 34 volumes of Art and Archaeology
Technical Abstracts (AATA) published between 1955 and 1997.

In a related development, the entire body of AATA abstracts,
published from 1955 to the present, will be available in a new free
online service, AATA Online. Offered by the Getty Conservation
Institute, in association with the International Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), AATA Online will
go live on June 8, 2002 at <URL:>.
The site will be updated on a quarterly basis.

In the coming months, the CIN Board will actively explore ways to
enhance access and integration of the conservation resources
represented in the BCIN and AATA databases so as to provide the best
and widest possible service to the field.

The Canadian Heritage Information Network is also undertaking a
major redevelopment of its Web site at <URL:>.
In addition to featuring an engaging new look and user-friendly
navigational tools, the Web site will focus on skills required for
creating and managing digital content. As with the new Conservation
Information Network site, the new CHIN site will be launched on May
1, 2002, and all CHIN online resources will be offered free of

    Canadian Heritage Information Network
    819-994-1200 or
    1-800-520-2446 (from Canada and the U.S.)
    service [at] chin__gc__ca

Paul Lima
Liaison and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:70
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
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Received on Monday, 15 April, 2002

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