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February 29, 2016

Artstor events at ARLIS/NA + VRA


Join Artstor at ARLIS/NA + VRA booth #TT 68 to see highlights from the Artstor Digital Library’s ever-growing list of rare and exclusive collections and to learn how Shared Shelf is helping institutions catalog special collections, preserve faculty work, display student videos, and share these projects on campus, with other institutions, or to the world at large. While there you can enter our raffle for beautiful art books and MoMA online store gift cards!

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events:

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February 23, 2016

Artstor at the NAIS Annual Conference


Visit Artstor booth #742 at the NAIS Conference in San Francisco, where our Senior K-12 Relationship Manager Dana Howard will be on hand to show you how you can bring art history to life in the classroom with the Artstor Digital Library’s affordable database of more than 2 million high-quality images of art, architecture, and artifacts from leading museums and scholars.

You will discover tools perfectly geared for your classroom, including new teaching resources for Advanced Placement® Art History, European History, and US History courses, as well as tools to zoom-in to details, download PowerPoint presentations, study on mobile phones with virtual flashcards, and much more.

You’ll also have the opportunity to snag one of our famous tote bags and to enter our raffle for beautiful art books and MoMA online store gift cards!

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January 21, 2016

Join us for a Twitter chat on Visual Literacy

Shanghai: colors, textures of traffic, advertising and housing

Shanghai: colors, textures of traffic, advertising and housing. Image and original data provided by ART on FILE,

More than at any other time in history, images dominate our lives. Instructors need the resources to teach students how to find visual media, interpret its meaning, evaluate its sources, use it effectively, and explain the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding its creation and use.

Join Artstor’s User Services team and your fellow instructors on Twitter to share your experiences, successes, and challenges—and your questions—on teaching Visual Literacy.

Among the questions up for discussion will be:

  • What place does visual literacy have in your curriculum?
  • Which departments teach it?
  • What resources do you use?

Follow and participate with @ArtstorHelp on Tuesday, February 9, 1-2 PM EST (10-11 AM PST) using the hashtag #artstorchat

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July 22, 2015

Create your best syllabus ever at the AP® Annual Conference

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.;

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.;

This July 22–26, visit Artstor at the AP® Annual Conference booth 313 to learn about our new AP® Teaching Resources, including Art History, US History, and European History.

Also, join  Dana Howard, Artstor’s Senior K-12 Relationship Manager and an experienced AP® Art History teacher, who will be doing two presentations on Saturday, July 25:

Creating Your Best AP® Art History Syllabus Ever
9:00-10:15 AM, Hilton room 415B
As we prepare our AP® Art History teaching practice to fit a new curriculum framework, designing a dynamic syllabus is the key to a great year. Using the syllabus guidelines established by the College Board, teachers can become chief curators in their classroom, creating a vibrant learning environment of inquiry and discovery. We will explore curating online content that links old favorites to new material in the curriculum. Teachers will draw connections that will enable them to make classroom preparation a creative experience. New pathways to understanding can be charted by drawing on thematic, cross-cultural, and formal relationships in your syllabus. Participants will emerge from this session with ways to create a syllabus to both meet the requirements of the new curriculum and guide students in an engaging learning environment.

Reading Visual Primary Sources in AP® European History (with Paul R. Deslandes, University of Vermont)
2:45-4:00 PM, Hilton room 404
Strong, historically contextualized visual literacy skills can be key to student success in AP® European History. In this session, participants will explore ways to meaningfully integrate the close reading of paintings, prints, cartoons, posters, and photographs into classroom activities. The activities will help prepare students to successfully address exam questions and craft essays from prompts that include visual documents.

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March 9, 2015

Join Artstor at the VRA conference

vra-logo-squareWe look forward to seeing you this March 11-14 at the Visual Resources Association conference in Denver, Colorado.  We invite you to join our presentations and meetings to learn how Shared Shelf provides the complete solution for cataloging, managing, preserving, and sharing digital media in your institution. Discover how it can support tasks such as managing special collections, teaching slides, and faculty archives, and projects in disciplines ranging from archaeology to zoology.

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February 17, 2015

Artstor at the ER&L Conference 2015

ER&LJoin us at the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference this February 22-25, in Austin, Texas.

We’re taking part in two panels—conference attendees can sign up below.


The Care and Keeping of Digital Humanities Projects: Tools and Best Practices for Content Management and Delivery in the Digital Humanities

Moderated by Artstor’s Jennifer Hoyer, featuring presentations by Chelcie Rowell of Wake Forest University and Stephanie Bernhardt of Ohio State University.

Monday, February 23, 10:00-10:45 AM in room 103. Sign up here.

As the digital humanities explore new frontiers for thinking about scholarship, new solutions for managing this content in flexible environments are a key part of ensuring the longevity of this research. This session will present methods and tools used for managing and delivering the content of digital humanities projects.

Collaborative Collection Development: Engaging Users in Acquiring and Describing Collections using Artstor’s Shared Shelf

Moderated by Artstor’s Caroline Caviness and featuring Xiaoli Ma of Purchase College and Brooke Cox of DePauw University.

Tuesday, February 24, 10:45-11:30 AM in room 104. Sign up here.

This session will introduce Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based digital media management system, and highlight the work of librarians who use the platform to engage users in hands-on collection building and collaborative cataloging to help support faculty projects and free up library time. Speakers will describe specific projects – such as one on creating supporting materials for a course in Slavic folklore – and discuss how they facilitate collaboration, ways to build partnerships with their users, as well as the tools that can be harnessed to support these processes.

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February 2, 2015

The art of looking slowly

Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ;;, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ;;, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

“I didn’t know how to look at art,” Phil Terry, founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, confessed to ARTnews a few years ago. “Like most people, I would walk by quickly.” As the article points out, a study in Empirical Studies of the Arts estimates that museumgoers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at an individual painting. But with Slow Art Day, Terry might just be changing those statistics.

It all started in 2008, when Terry decided to try an experiment at an exhibit at the Jewish Museum. Instead of rushing through the show glancing at everything, he looked at just a few works, slowly. He found that he loved it.

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October 29, 2014

Artstor at the Charleston Conference

James Akin, Charleston, South Carolina grid plans, 1704.

James Akin, Charleston, South Carolina grid plans, 1704. The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection; data from University of Georgia Libraries.

Join Artstor at the Charleston Conference, November 5-8 in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit us at table 75 in the Charleston Conference’s Vendor Showcase to and learn about our ten years of sharing collections with educational and scholarly communities.

Panel discussion, Thursday, November 6, 3:15-4:00 PM
Library Relations Account Manager Jen Hoyer is moderating Opening Open Access: Exposing Digital Images Collections with Ease. This panel will investigate the open access initiatives of three higher education institutions that are publishing digital media collections to various open access platforms, including Omeka, The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and Shared Shelf Commons.

Speakers include Jane Carlin, University of Puget Sound Library; Camilla MacKay, Carpenter Library at Bryn Mawr College; and Gregg Silvis, University of Delaware Library.

Charleston Premiers, Saturday, November 8, 8:00-9:30 AM
Colleen Hunter, our Director of Account Management for North America, will be discussing Shared Shelf as part of Charleston’s short series of vendor presentations. Learn how institutions are using Shared Shelf to make their digital collections more accessible and discoverable for faculty, students, and the broader Internet community. Shared Shelf ensures that multimedia collections are safe, well-managed, and deliverable in exactly the way that faculty and students need them to be.

Booth raffle, Wednesday, November 5
Drop by table 75 and tell us how your library is using digital imagery to enter our drawing for a selection of books about great collections. And check out our new curriculum guides and pick up some swag!

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