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May 28, 2013

Meet ARTstor at Congress Expo 2013

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
June 5-7, 2013
University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada

ARTstor will be at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria June 5-7. Visit us at booth #29 to chat with User Services Associate Katie O’Connell about the Digital Library.

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May 12, 2013

Meet ARTstor and Shared Shelf staff at SUNY CIT 2013

The Conference on Instruction and Technology (SUNY CIT) Conference
May 21-24, 2013
SUNY Institute of Technology, GPS – 5701 Horatio St., Utica, NY

Drop by our booth and meet Rebecca Shows, Implementation Manager, and Sian Evans, Sr. Library Relations, to learn about Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s media management software.

More details at the SUNY CIT Conference website.

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April 17, 2013

Meet ARTstor and Shared Shelf staff at ARLIS-NA

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA) Annual Conference
April 25-29, 2013
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California

We have some great ARTstor and Shared Shelf events planned for the ARLIS-NA Conference:

Thursday, April 25, 5 – 7 PM
Join us for a Shared Shelf Happy Hour at El Cholo Café at the Paseo Colorado Mall, around the block from the main entrance to the conference hotel, 260 East Colorado Blvd, second floor.

Saturday, April 27, 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Join ARTstor president James Shulman and ARTstor/Shared Shelf staff for lunch at Ballroom A, where we will provide updates on various ARTstor services including the Digital Library, Shared Shelf, and free services such as Images for Academic Publishing, Shared Shelf Commons, and the Built Works Registry.

Saturday, April 27, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Ian McDermott, ARTstor Collection Development Associate will present “Not Not a Librarian” at the Alt-ARLIS: How Non-Traditional Paths Can Serve Your Career and the Society panel discussion.

Sunday, April 28, 9:15 – 10:45 AM
Caroline Caviness, Shared Shelf Senior Implementation Manager, is moderating Doing Data Together: Engaging End-Users in Building Richer Resources, More Efficiently.

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March 26, 2013

Meet ARTstor and Shared Shelf staff at ARLIS-NA

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS-NA) Annual Conference
April 25-29, 2013
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California

ARTstor and Shared Shelf staff will be at the ARLIS-NA Conference.

We are celebrating our 10th year as an independent nonprofit devoted to using technology to support teaching, learning, and research. Join us for lunch on Saturday April 27 12:15 – 1:15PM, at Ballroom A, where we will provide updates on various ARTstor services including the Digital Library, Shared Shelf, and free services such as Images for Academic Publishing, Shared Shelf Commons, and the Built Works Registry.

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March 21, 2013

Join us at the Indianapolis Museum during the ACRL Conference

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference
April 10-13, 2013
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

ACRL annual conference attendees are invited to join ARTstor President James Shulman on April 11 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for a presentation about Shared Shelf‘s growth from a community-driven initiative to a versatile media management platform. Colleagues will demonstrate how Shared Shelf’s features for cataloging and managing their institution’s media and data have brought diverse digital collections to life for faculty, students, and even other institutions. Newly-introduced features and upcoming developments will also be explored.

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March 19, 2013

Meet ARTstor and Shared Shelf staff at the VRA Annual Conference

Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference
April 3-6, 2013
Providence Biltmore Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

ARTstor and Shared Shelf representatives will be at the VRA annual conference. We invite you to take part in our events:

  • VRA Sponsors Meet & Greet, Thursday, April 4, 4:30-6:30PM. Join us for a demonstration of Shared Shelf at L’Apogee (Biltmore Hotel, 17th Floor) and enjoy wine, cheese, refreshments, and presentations by other VRA sponsors and partners.
  • Shared Shelf Happy Hour, Thursday, April 4, 5-7PM. Take a break before the VRA Member Awards Dinner and join Shared Shelf users for a beer and wine happy hour in the balcony of the Biltmore Hotel. As part of “Thursdays at the Biltmore,” you will also enjoy live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Find ARTstor staff at the reception table in the hall to check-in and pick up drink tickets. Questions? Contact Rebecca Shows, rebecca.shows@artstor.org.
  • ARTstor Digital Library & Shared Shelf User Group Meeting, Friday, April 5, 11:00AM-12:00PM at the Providence Biltmore’ Grand Ballroom, 17th Floor. ARTstor’s Elizabeth Berenz, Ian McDermott, and Rebecca Shows will provide updates on the latest developments in the ARTstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf, followed by questions and discussion.

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November 7, 2012

1,000 images from Dante’s Divine Comedy – free to everyone

Vincenzo Petroncini Gozzini | La Divina commedia, 1846 | Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library: Fiske Dante Collection

Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divina Commedia has had an incalculable impact on Western culture, not least through its inspiration of visual artists. After all, Dante’s descriptions of grotesque figures, fantastic landscapes, and inventive punishments virtually beg to be depicted visually.

Now anyone can view and download approximately 1,000 of these images from eleven editions of the poem published between 1487 and 1846 courtesy of Cornell University Library’s Divine Comedy Image Archive (DCIA). These images are available free in Shared Shelf Commons, the open-access library of images from institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections. The DCIA plans to make available a total of approximately 2,000 images from editions dating through 1921.

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November 1, 2012

UPDATE: Post-Sandy

Umbrella, 1910-1920

Umbrella | Dupuy, (Maker) | 1910-1920 | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mercedes de Acosta; Photographed by Lolly Koon | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

We are happy to announce that Shared Shelf is up and running, and publishing is now working. We may experience additional stops and starts as infrastructure continues to normalize in Manhattan. If you encounter any issues, please feel free to contact us at support@sharedshelf.org.

ARTstor’s email servers are back up, but we may have lost emails sent while they were down; if you emailed us on Monday or Tuesday you may want to resend. ARTstor phones are still unavailable; contact us by email, Facebook or Twitter.

We thank everyone in the community for your patience.

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October 30, 2012

NOTICE: Issues after tropical storm Sandy

Fernand Léger | Après le déluge, pg. 61, in the book Les Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud | 1949 | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Digital Library (with primary servers in Colorado) is working normally, but like many others based in the Northeast, ARTstor’s operations are being affected by tropical storm Sandy. Our Shared Shelf service, hosted at an Internet service provider in Manhattan, is down until power returns, but all images and data are backed-up remotely. Our office email and phones are also down, but in the meanwhile you may contact us via Twitter and Facebook. Thanks for your patience.

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