contemporary culture index (ccindex.info) is an online, open-access, multidisciplinary database of journals and periodicals that are either ignored by other database vendors or absent from the Internet. The aim of this project is to cover the growing need for specialized information neither limited to any single academic category nor to a geographical or linguistic area. contemporary culture index does not pretend to be exhaustive. Aware that “exhaustivity” is impossible, ccindex has opted for a rigorous selection of titles on the basis of the quality of their research. A high number of non-Western journals are not indexed in existing databases; contemporary culture index’s aim is to make this valuable information its core. Another important ambition is to connect materials that are seldom juxtaposed, in order to favor new research approaches as well as to index small and influential publications that are out of print, especially those originating from artists or cultural producers rather than from conventional academic institutions.
Initiated in 2001, contemporary culture index is composed of a team of librarians with extensive experience in the academic research area. Its headquarters are currently located in San Francisco with offices in Barcelona and Manhattan. At Manifesta 7 ccindex__ is presented by Javier Anguera Phipps.
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