OCLC will discontinue access to the CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) database for WorldCat Local and FirstSearch/WorldCat Discovery subscribers on 31 December 2018. The expansion of online access to this type of content in recent years has increased researchers’ access to images in art museums, replacing the need for a discrete database such as CAMIO.
When CAMIO access ends, metadata for materials in CAMIO will be removed from the WorldCat database and will no longer be searchable via the OCLC services WorldCat.org, WorldCat Discovery, or WorldCat Local. However, some images may continue to be discoverable in WorldCat if their metadata has been added to the database via CONTENTdm or the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway.
When CAMIO access is removed, the database name will no longer display to users in the WorldCat Local or WorldCat Discovery interfaces. I will also be removing CAMIO from our databases A-Z list at the end of the year.