Wishing you a Happy New Year | 1908 | Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division | Image and data from the Library of Congress Collection

Wishing you a Happy New Year | 1908 | Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division | Image and data from the Library of Congress Collection

As we recover from yesterday’s office holiday party, we took a look back at the past twelve months in the ARTstor Blog. We are very excited to see that as of this morning, we’ve logged over 148,000 visits this year – 61,000 more than 2011! These were the Top Ten Posts of 2012:

  1. ARTstor visits Downton Abbey
  2. A peek behind Ghiberti’s Florentine Baptistery Doors
  3. Teaching with ARTstor: Grammar in art
  4. ARTstor visits The Hunger Games
  5. ARTstor Is… Black History
  6. Four Easy Tricks to Help You Search the ARTstor Digital Library
  7. Unfettered personal expression in the 1950s: the Beat Generation and the Abstract Expressionists
  8. Rem Koolhaas and the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture
  9. Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dragon!
  10. Teaching with ARTstor: A history of hat-making

We’re gratified to see that the increased traffic is partly thanks to new entries in the Teaching with ARTstor series, which is composed of great material provided by ARTstor users like you. We are always interested in finding new and interesting ways of using the wide variety of collections in the Digital Library. If you have any suggestions, let us know – we’d love to read them, and possibly feature them in 2013.

This December has also been a big one for collection releases, as you can see from the previous posts (50,000 new images this month alone!). Our Production team continues to work hard as we speak, so expect a full summary of the year’s new agreements and releases in January.