Technology recap 2014
In addition to expanding our collections, we strive to continuously improve the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf, our cloud-based media management solution. Here are just some of the enhancements we made in 2014:
Artstor Digital Library
- Export image groups of up to 150 images as PowerPoint presentations
- Download batches of up to 150 jpegs in a zip file
- Download twice the number of images in a 120-day period than you could before—from 1,000 to 2,000
- Navigate the collections and read the metadata in 80 languages with a new Google Translate button
- Access the AP® US History Resource, made up of groups of posters, paintings, prints, photographs, and political cartoons supporting the new Advanced Placement® curriculum.
- Work record functionality
- Batch media replace functionality
- Media URLs added to Excel exports
- Batch media export: up to 100 files in a zip file
- Google image search to find similar images on the Web while cataloging
- Select a thumbnail from a video file or upload a thumbnail file
- Upload caption files for videos
- Admin Tools: Users can now have their view of a project restricted by a base filter, so they only see the content that they’ve uploaded.
(You can see the full list of Shared Shelf releases here.)
We recently released six curriculum guides—collections of images based on syllabi for college courses compiled by faculty members and experts around the country—and we created. More resources are expected this year, including the AP® European History Resource.
We’ve improved our Offline Image Viewer (OIV), which enables instructors to give classroom presentations with larger images and helpful features, all without being connected to the Internet.
And there are many more changes coming up in 2015. For starters, we just released a new version of Artstor Mobile that allows for access through institutional login (a.k.a. Shibboleth). We will continue to work to meet all your digital media teaching, research, and cataloging needs.