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September 10, 2018

Photographer Erich Lessing dies

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Funeral of a Patron, 1st century CE, Musée du Louvre. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Renowned photojournalist Erich Lessing passed away on August 29th in Vienna, Austria at the age of 95.

A member of Magnum Photos and a former Associated Press photographer, he began his career photographing political events before switching his focus to cultural subjects.

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September 4, 2018

Webinar event: how Drew University library selects and shares special collections

Nestorian Cross. 1260-1368. Image courtesy of the Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection, Drew University.

Nestorian Cross. 1260-1368. Image courtesy of the Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection, Drew University.

Join Drew University librarians Jennifer Heise and Andrew Bonamici to learn how they use JSTOR Forum to manage a wide range of digital collections, including student work, campus history, and the second largest collection of Nestorian crosses in the world. Not sure what a Nestorian cross is? Tune in to find out (and explore the public collection below)!

We’ll be covering everything from how to select from among competing digital projects to promoting them once they’ve been published, and then taking your questions!

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
Register here

Can’t make it? This webinar is being recorded, sign up to listen later.

Browse Drew University’s public collections at library.artstor.org:

Learn more about Drew University’s digital collections:

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August 30, 2018

Webinar: results from the 2018 AP® Art History exam

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Yaxchilán lintel 25, image and data courtesy the Kerr Archive.

As part of Artstor’s commitment to support high school faculty in teaching AP® Art History, we are pleased to have Professor Heather Madar back to share her Chief Reader’s Report on the results of the exam.

In her one-hour presentation she will share observations about student performance in the third year of the revised AP format, and provide suggestions for teachers about best practices in the teaching of AP Art History. We’ll focus on helping teachers understand the nature of the exam, its relationship to the curriculum framework, and the scoring methodology used. The session will conclude with audience questions and the opportunity for informal discussion.

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August 27, 2018

How do you browse millions of images?

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With nearly 2.5 million images making up 300 collections in Artstor–plus hundreds more public collections–where does one begin browsing in Artstor?

Browsing images may not seem like the best way to find an image, especially if you are looking for something specific. However, browsing allows you to serendipitously discover images you might not find with a more focused search. Next time you’re working in Artstor, try some of these techniques and see what you discover:

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August 22, 2018

Register for an Artstor user account

Maybe you’ve been searching and viewing images in Artstor, and even downloaded images from public collections, but you’d like to do more. Register for an account and you will!

Registered users at subscribing institutions can download images from Artstor’s core collections of 2.5 million images, save and organize these images into groups, export them to fully captioned PowerPoint presentations, and share the groups with students or collaborators.

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August 20, 2018

Easy citations from Artstor

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Writing a paper? You can use Artstor to easily generate citations in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. View the image you would like to cite.
  2. Select the “Cite this item” button to the right of the image viewer.
  3. Click “Copy to clipboard” located underneath the citation style you are using.
  4. Paste the citation you just copied into your paper.

That’s it! Simple image citations with the click of a button.

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August 16, 2018

2,000+ punk rock flyers, free as they were intended to be

 

On Broadway, 1983 January 22. Aaron Cometbus Punk and Underground Press Collection. Image courtesy the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
The Dry House, 1988 May 06. Aaron Cometbus Punk and Underground Press Collection. Image courtesy the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Keystone Berkeley, 1981 May 14. Aaron Cometbus Punk and Underground Press Collection. Image courtesy the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Dead Kennedys, 1980's. Johan Kugelberg punk collection, circa 1974-1986. Image courtesy the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Punk flyers from the 1970s to the 1990s shared many of the qualities of the music they promoted–a DIY aesthetic, an embrace of cheap and accessible technology (i.e., photocopiers), plus a healthy dose of humor. In contrast to the often ornate Art Nouveau-inspired rock posters of the psychedelic 1960s, punk flyers typically featured dissonant collages, crude handwriting, and amateurish drawing–not to mention a strict limitation of color.

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August 2, 2018

The New Hampshire Institute of Art expands its public collections in Artstor

An update from our friends at The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA)

Last summer, The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s John Teti Rare Photography Book and Print Collection received a second major gift from collector and philanthropist John Teti. This gift contained original photographic prints of many leading 20th-century photographers, including Harry Callahan, Paul Caponigro, Imogen Cunningham, Lee Friedlander, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Minor White, and more. These works are now being added via JSTOR Forum to the NHIA Photograph Collection, which is available as a Public Collection on Artstor. The collection has now grown to nearly 600 images.

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