Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Something About the Author is Now Online
Something About the Author is a biographical reference series providing illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and artists. Published in print since 1971, the series currently comprises over 210 volumes covering over 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, and additional sources. Starting with Volume 200 (2009), the Cheng Library has moved from a print to an online subscription to the series. Our online access currently covers more than 750 individuals and provides scanned image reproductions of the pages from the print version of each volume. A new volume is added to the database approximately once every five weeks, with an average of 75 authors per volume, so the database will grow over time. The Cheng Library will continue to make the print copies of Volumes 1 through 199 available in the Curriculum Materials Center.