BCR Offers Grove Dictionary of Art
Online Free Trial and Group Purchase

By James Speed Hensinger

Imagine having The Grove Dictionary of Art Online available to your institution on the World Wide Web. Grove and BCR are offering this product to BCR member libraries for a two-month free trial and participation in BCR's low-cost group subscription.

The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, based on the distinguished, long-standing print product, is geared to the sophisticated research needs of art and history students. It offers a freshly developed general reference database rich in multimedia content suited to users from the upper elementary grades through adults.

The breadth of content, online tools and advanced features offered by this package is impressive. This online product is significantly better than its paper predecessors and provides 40,000 carefully selected and updated web links from the Bridgeman Art Library. This number will increase to 100,000 by the end of 1999.

Please take advantage of these low BCR prices:

  • The Grove Dictionary of Art Online is $1,320 through BCR's annual group subscription, a 12 percent discount.

  • The Grove Dictionary of Art in print, with a list price of $8,000, is available through BCR for $3,000.

  • Current subscribers to the print edition can obtain The Grove Dictionary of Art Online for only $880, a discount from the list price of $1,000.
Access the online version at. Technical requirements to access The Grove Dictionary of Art Online are Internet connectivity and a web browser, Netscape Navigator 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Neither AOL nor WebTV are supported. A monitor resolution of 800 X 600 is necessary to view all features.

To sign up for the free trial and/or to subscribe, complete the electronic form on BCR's web site:. Click on Reference Databases and then click again on Grove. Subscriptions are accepted throughout the year with costs pro-rated to the end of the year of the BCR group subscription, June 30.

Subscriptions may be canceled only before July 15 and only in writing or by e-mail to Jim Hensinger. Cancellations must be received at BCR prior to July 15. After July 15, subscriptions will expire June 30 of the following year.

For more information, contact BCR's or Jim Hensinger.