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August 3, 2007

ARTstor Co-hosts Regional Forums

Artstor and an affiliated group of not-for-profit digital initiatives — JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka — are co-hosting a series of forums with members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community throughout the United States to discuss the changing nature of library services and scholarly research in a networked world.

Artstor and its affiliates have a unique perspective on this shifting environment, each created in an effort to help the scholarly community take advantage of the advances in information technology. There is a great deal of ongoing discussion about the evolving Web (sometimes referred to generally as Web 2.0): the migration of the Internet from a platform to a service; the network effect that encourages (and values) contributions and collaborations; and a shift in software and services to a participatory model.

As members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community we have all seen how this evolution is changing libraries, publishing, and scholarship. During this forum, we’d like to discuss how Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka are responding to these changes and how they intersect with the new expectations on your campus. For instance, has your institution begun to think about the long-term preservation of born-digital content? What changes are underway at your institution to support teaching and research with digital image resources? How is the shift from print to electronic resources being managed in your library?

Besides exploring some of these questions, we will also present the findings of two important surveys, commissioned by this group in late 2006. Both of the surveys — one of over 4,000 U.S. faculty, and one of U.S. library directors and collection development librarians — provide some interesting insights into how these groups see the shifting landscape, and how they feel about the future of libraries, the shift from print to electronic, and the changing needs of scholars.

Each forum will be held from 9 am to 3:30 pm (including lunch). A preliminary list of presentation topics can be found below as well as the entire list of dates and locations. As more information becomes available, this page will be updated with venue details and the opportunity to RSVP. Please check back often. If you have any additional questions, please send them to Inna Stolyarova.

Topics To Be Covered

  • Shift Happens!: How the Changing Technology Environment is (Re-)Shaping the Scholarly Community
  • Addressing the E-Journal Preservation Conundrum: Understanding Portico
  • Incorporating Digital Images into the Fabric of Academic Pedagogy and Scholarship: Early Lessons from Artstor
  • Faculty Needs and Librarian Perspectives: Findings from Two Nationwide Surveys
  • Leveraging the Network: Building and Deploying a Collaborative Resource From and About Africa: An Introduction to Aluka
  • Revolution or Evolution? JSTOR’s First Decade

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May 31, 2007

ARTstor Participants Meeting and Lunch at ALA Annual Conference

Mark your calendar! ARTstor is hosting a Participants Meeting at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

We are fortunate to have two speakers at this meeting. Gretchen Wagner, ARTstor General Counsel, will be speaking about copyright issues related to digital images. Bruce Heterick, Director for Library Relations, will explain initiatives related to the discovery and access of ARTstor materials from other resources. We will close the meeting with a facilitated discussion on the topic of access and discovery of ARTstor content. Please see the agenda below. A light lunch will be provided.

ARTstor Participants Meeting
Saturday, June 23, 2007
1:30–3:30pm

Marriott at Metro Center
Montreal Room
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC

We hope to see you in Washington DC!

AGENDA

1. Welcome

2. Exploring Ways to Share Content Across Educational Institutions
Gretchen Wagner, ARTstor General Counsel
Despite trends toward sharing on the open internet – such as Flickr and YouTube – educational institutions often are hesitant to engage in online sharing of content because of the fears and uncertainty of infringing third party copyrights. Frequently this means that educational institutions try to build their own resources, replicating efforts undertaken at other institutions and creating redundant content, rather than sharing that content with other educational users. This has also meant that some unique materials that would be of value to the broader educational community are inaccessible because of the uncertainties surrounding copyright.

3. “Discovery” in the Networked Environment

Bruce Heterick, Director for Library Relations
As resources like ARTstor and institutions with locally digitized collections look to make content more discoverable for research and pedagogical purposes, there are a myriad of challenges that complicate this seemingly noble ambition. Some of the challenges are technical, some are bound by intellectual property concerns, and like most complicated issues the compromises are sometimes far from optimal. Join us to review some of the technical and organizational challenges that institutions need to consider as they move toward improving the “discovery” of their content in the networked environment.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact User Services at userservices@artstor.org or 888.278.0079.

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April 20, 2007

ARTstor at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA

ARTstor staff will attend and participate in sessions and a number of events at the upcoming annual ARLIS/NA conference. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact User Services at userservices@artstor.org or 888.278.0079.

ARTstor User Group Meeting
Sheraton Midtown Atlanta Hotel at Colony Square
188 14th Street NE (at Peachtree Street), Atlanta, GA 30361
Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 7:30–9:00am | Crown Room

ARTstor representatives will provide an update on new collections, initiatives, and collaborative projects, followed by a question and answer session. Breakfast will be served. should be complemented as necessary by comparison with updated plans, drawings, and photographs of the subject works and sites.

ARTstor Suite
Sheraton Midtown Atlanta Hotel at Colony Square
188 14th Street NE (at Peachtree Street), Atlanta, GA 30361
There will be signs and flyers with the suite number in the lobby of the hotel.

ARTstor staff will also be available to answer questions about the Digital Library, as well as offer training to participants. You may schedule an appointment during the following dates and times by contacting userservices@artstor.org.

Friday, April 27, 2007 | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 9:30am–5:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2007 | 10:00am–5:00pm

Society Circle Reception
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Friday, April 27, 2007 | 6:00–8:00pm | Jones Room

Gary Radke, Professor of Italian Renaissance Art at Syracuse University, will be speaking about the restoration of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. He will also describe the scholarly workshop involving scientists, conservators, and art historians, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the doors in preparation for the current exhibition at the High Museum of Art. His presentation will include images from the Digital Library, part of an extensive photographic campaign sponsored by ARTstor to document the newly cleaned doors. After Prof. Radke’s presentation, Shalimar Fojas White will be available to answer questions about all aspects of the project.

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March 21, 2007

ARTstor Events at Upcoming Conferences

Renaissance Society Association
March 22-24, 2007
Miami, FL
ARTstor will have a booth in the exhibit area of the Renaissance Society Association Conference. Shalimar Fojas White will be available to answer your questions about ARTstor.
http://www.rsa.org/meetings/annualmeeting.php

Visual Resources Association

March 27-31, 2007
Kansas City, MO
ARTstor staff will attend and participate in sessions at the annual VRA Conference. ARTstor will host a Special User’s Group meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 4:00-5:30pm. Other ARTstor related sessions on the program include “Melting Pot or Bouillabaisse: The Aggregation Dilemma” on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 from 11:00 am–12:30pm and “Getting Past No: Assessing Copyright Risk” on Friday, March 30th from 2:00–5:30pm.
http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra25/hotel.html

Midwest Art History Society
March 28-31, 2007
Indianapolis, IN
Max Marmor will participate in a panel titled, “Professional Development Workshop: Technology and Art History.” The session will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 10:15–11:45am.
http://www.mahsonline.org

Association of College and Research Libraries
March 29, 2007 – April 1, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Carole Ann Fabian and Jessica McCullough will host a roundtable discussion on Saturday, March 31, 2007 from 12:00–1:00pm: “Uncharted waters: academic libraries’ role in providing digital images for research and teaching.
http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/baltimore/baltimore.htm

Society of Architectural Historians
April 11-15, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA
ARTstor will have a booth in the exhibit area of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. Kimberly Henrikson will be available to answer your questions about ARTstor.
http://www.sah.org

Coalition for Networked Information

April 16-17, 2007
Phoeniz, AZ
Gretchen Wagner, ARTstor General Counsel, will be presenting a project briefing titled “Crossing boundaries: Exploring ways to share content across educational institutions.”
http://www.cni.org/tfms/2007a.spring/phoenix.html

DigCCurr
April 18-20, 2007
Chapel Hill, NC
Max Marmor is participating in a session on Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 1:45–3:15pm to discuss his paper titled, “The ARTstor digital Library: A case study in digital curation.”
http://www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr2007/

Art Libraries Society of North America

April 26-30, 2007
Atlanta, GA
ARTstor staff will attend and participate in sessions at the annual ARLIS Conference. The ARTstor User Group meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 7:30–9:00am.
http://www.arlis-se.org/atlanta2007/

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March 12, 2007

ARTstor Co-hosts Regional Forum

Artstor and an affiliated group of not-for-profit digital initiatives – JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka – are co-hosting a forum on March 21 and March 22 with members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community in California to discuss the changing nature of library services and scholarly research in a networked world.

Artstor and its affiliates have a unique perspective on this shifting environment, each created in an effort to help the scholarly community take advantage of the advances in information technology. There is a great deal of ongoing discussion about the evolving Web (sometimes referred to generally as Web 2.0): the migration of the Internet from a platform to a service; the network effect that encourages (and values) contributions and collaborations; and a shift in software and services to a participatory model.

As members of the higher education and scholarly not-for-profit community we have all seen how this evolution is changing libraries, publishing, and scholarship. During this forum, we’d like to discuss how Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Aluka are responding to these changes and how they intersect with the new expectations on your campus. For instance, has your institution begun to think about the long-term preservation of born-digital content? What changes are underway at your institution to support teaching and research with digital image resources? How is the shift from print to electronic resources being managed in your library?

Besides exploring some of these questions, we will also present the findings of two important surveys, commissioned by this group in late 2006. Both of the surveys – one of over 7,000 U.S. faculty, and one of U.S. library directors and collection development librarians – provide some interesting insights into how these groups see the shifting landscape, and how they feel about the future of libraries, the shift from print to electronic, and the changing needs of scholars.

For more information and to see the full agenda please visit: http://support.jstor.org/surveys/CArsvp.html. If you have any additional questions, please send them to Inna Stolyarova (inna.stolyarova@jstor.org).

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January 29, 2007

ARTstor at College Art Association Conference in New York, NY

ARTstor will host a User Group Meeting at the College Art Association Conference in New York, NY. A light lunch will be served.

  • ARTstor User Group Meeting
  • New York Hilton and Towers
  • 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue at 53rd Street)
  • New York, New York
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2007 | 12:30–2:00pm

In addition, ARTstor representatives will be available at our booth in the exhibition hall at the Hilton. We will also be available for training in our suite located one block away at the Sheraton New York Hotel (811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street) from Thursday, February 15th through Saturday, February 17, 2007. You can find the suite room number in the lobby of the Sheraton, at our booth at the exhibition hall, or you may ask at the concierge.

We hope to see you there!

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January 9, 2007

ARTstor Participants Meeting and Lunch at ALA Midwinter Meeting

Mark your calendar! ARTstor is hosting a Participants Meeting at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA. We will provide an update on new, exciting developments at ARTstor followed by time for questions and discussion. Please see the agenda below. A light lunch will be provided.

ARTstor Participants Meeting
Saturday, January 20, 2007
1:30 – 3:00pm

Hilton Seattle
Windward Room
1301 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA

We hope to see you in Seattle!

AGENDA

1. Welcome
James Shulman, ARTstor Executive Director

2. ARTstor interdisciplinary collections
Barbara Rockenbach, Associate Director of Library Relations

New collections continue to add breadth and depth to the digital library making ARTstor more useful to scholars across the disciplines in fields as diverse as American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Women’s Studies.

3. ARTstor Personal Collections and Institutional Collection Pilot Program
Jessica Walker McCullough, User Services Specialist
ARTstor offers a variety of opportunities for participating institutions to access local content within the ARTstor Digital Library. Working actively with the community to facilitate access to a wide – and growing – range of content for educational use is one of ARTstor’s key goals.

4. ARTstor support services
Jessica Walker McCullough, User Services Specialist
ARTstor User Services offers a variety of support services ranging from individual or group online training, responsive email and phone support, and onsite training opportunities.

5. Questions and Discussion
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact User Services at userservices@artstor.org or 888.278.0079.

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June 9, 2006

ARTstor at ALA Annual Conference

User Services will be attending the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) meeting in New Orleans later this month. We will be available to provide updates on ARTstor activities, answer questions about using the ARTstor Digital Library, and to offer training to participants. Please be in touch to schedule a convenient time for training in the suite, or feel free to forward this message to others at your institution as you see appropriate.

Suite Location

  • Courtyard New Orleans Convention Center Marriott
  • 300 Julia Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Tel: 504-598-9897
  • There will be signs and flyers available in the lobby at the concierge desk with the suite number.

Contact the User Services team at userservices@artstor.org to schedule training during the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, June 24, 2006: 10:00am- 1:00pm
  • Sunday, June 25, 2006: 10:00am- 5:00pm
  • Monday, June 26, 2006: 10:00am-1:00pm

We would also like to invite you to a special ARTstor reception for participants and non-participants:

  • Saturday, June 24, 2006
  • 1:30-3:30pm
  • Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • Jasperwood Room
  • Two Poydras Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70140
  • Tel: (504) 561 0500

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May 2, 2006

ARTstor at Art Libraries Society of North America conference

We wanted to remind you that we will be attending the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in Banff, Alberta, May 5-9, 2006.

We will have a suite at the conference hotel to provide updates on ARTstor activities, answer questions about using the Digital Library, and offer training to participants. Representatives from User Services, Library Relations, Collection Development, and Museum Relations will be available to answer any questions and conduct demonstrations of the Digital Library and content in ARTstor.

Suite Location: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Please be in touch to schedule a convenient time for visiting the suite, or feel free to forward this message to others at your institution who may be attending the conference. To schedule an appointment in advance, please contact User Services at userservices@artstor.org or 888.278.0079. Shalimar Fojas will be staying in the suite; please ask for her at the hotel front desk to find the suite number. There will also be a poster in the lobby directing you to the suite.

Suite Hours:

  • Sunday, May 7, 2006: 9:00am- 3:00pm
  • Monday, May 7, 2006: 9:00am- 5:00pm

ARTstor User Group Meeting
There will be an ARTstor User Group meeting on Sunday May 7, 2006 from 7:00 – 8:30am in the Shaughnessy/Beatty Rooms in the hotel conference center. Both participants and non-participants are welcome. The program will include updates on new collections, new enhancements, and upcoming initiatives. There will be time for questions and a light breakfast will be served. Please feel free to send questions ahead of time to User Services at userservices@artstor.org . We look forward to seeing you in Banff!

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April 18, 2006

ARTstor at Society of Architectural History (SAH) Conference

We wanted to let you know that ARTstor will be attending the upcoming Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA. From April 26-28, 2006, we will have a booth in the Savannah Ballroom at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel (100 General McIntosh Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401). ARTstor representatives will be on hand to provide updates on ARTstor activities and answer questions about using the Digital Library. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth for demonstrations during the following times:

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2006: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thursday, April 27, 2006: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, April 28, 2006: 8:00 am-5:00pm

If you have any questions about ARTstor’s presence at this event, or any other upcoming conferences, please do not hesitate to contact User Services at userservices@artstor.org or 888.278.0079.

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