by Timothy Shipe
The International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of its online catalog, the International Online Bibliography of Dada.
With some 19,000 titles (including nearly 2,000 related to Duchamp), the online catalog currently includes about thirty percent of the titles in our card catalog. Grant funding will permit us to continue conversion of the card catalog to electronic format at a good pace through the end of June 2000.
This is the culmination of twenty years of bibliographic work at the International Dada Archive. The Archive was established in 1979 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jerome Foundation. Creation of the International Online Bibliography of Dada has been made possible by a University of Iowa Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant, and has been a collaborative project of Donna Hirst and Timothy Shipe of the University Libraries and Professor Rudolf E. Kuenzli of the Program in Comparative Literature.
The bibliography is currently a database within the University of Iowa Libraries' online system, OASIS. The University Libraries will be migrating to a web-based catalog late this summer, at which point the IOBD will become considerably more web-friendly. In the meantime, you can access the IOBD via a telnet connection at the following url:
Enter your terminal type (usually V1), hit "return" to bypass the log-on screen, enter "1" to get into OASIS, then enter "cho dada" to get into the IOBD.
For more information, see the web site of the International Dada Archive at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/index.html.
Timothy Shipe, Curator, International Dada Archive The University of Iowa Libraries firstname.lastname@example.org