Scholarly Text from Private
Additional Benefits to
- Few libraries hold numerous scholarly texts related to
American art. Resource Library readers from all corners of America
and the world have access to extensive texts and images provided by many
institutional and private
sources. Click here to view an estimate
of TFAO's total quantity of image and text files. Some text files contain
many thousands of words.
- TFAO is unaware of any other online source of information
within its field of interest that provides indexes with the depth of those
found on TFAO's website. TFAO indexes articles and essays in up to five
ways. Readers may access thousands of texts published online in Resource
Library via Topics
in American Art, a TFAO
catalogue which lists all articles and essays.
Topics also explains how
to research topics not listed. Texts are also listed by source in the
Art Museum, Gallery and Art Center Index,
the Author Study and Index, which
lists articles and essays by author name, and the Chronological
Index, which lists articles and essays by date of publication.
Also, if a Resource Library text discusses deceased American artists,
it may be referenced in America's
Distinguished Artists, a TFAO catalogue.
- All content in Resource Library is accessible
by search engines, sharply reducing time needed to find relevant information
when compared to other methods.
- Privacy of users is important to TFAO. User tracking
cookies are not installed by TFAO on its website. A benefit of avoiding
cookies is accelerated page access. TFAO users access pages very quickly,
often within a fraction of a second. There is no time lost to cookie site
communication. The high quality of servers used by TFAO also accelerates
- Resource Library's "word-wrap"
method of online content presentation allows widths of lines of text to
automatically adjust to fit all screen sizes.
Pages to be easily read on all devices that connect to the Web including
smartphones and tablets. (left and right: the Apple
iPhone and iPad, which contain Web browsers, are examples of devices that
provides access to the full contents of TFAO's web site. Images courtesy
Aid for the handicapped
- Visual impaired individuals can easily increase the size
of Resource Library texts they are reading on the screen. This benefit
is possible by the way in which Resource Library publishes articles
- In Resource Library editor's notes following many
articles and essays are links to earlier articles and essays published
in Resource Library related to the subject of the texts. Also, links
are made to appropriate Topics in American Art,
which contain links to online texts from sources outside of Resource
Library, online audio and video materials, plus references to DVD videos
and paper-printed books and magazine articles. Links are also provided
to America's Distinguished Artists
to enable readers to access further biographical information on artists
referenced in the articles and essays.
Offline reading convenience
- Some individuals prefer to print on paper texts for later
reading. Other individuals find uncomfortable the reading of lengthy texts
on a computer screen. For these reasons Resource Library makes possible the option of printing online
contents on paper.
- One of the features of Resource Library's method
of presentation is that every published page can be easily translated to
a variety of languages through simple online instructions.
Other Issues being addressed
- Please see more on issues
regarding scholarly texts being addressed by Resource Library.
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