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February 4, 2015

Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars

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Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf. There are also webinars introducing both products conveniently scheduled for viewers in Europe and Asia-Pacific at the end of the list.

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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. ; artres.com; scalarchives.com, (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. ; artres.com; scalarchives.com, (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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January 21, 2015

Help improve Artstor at CAA 2015!

CAA2015logo_smAre you a faculty member or graduate student going to the College Art Association Annual Conference this year? You can help Artstor learn how to best meet your needs for teaching and research using digital images.

We will be leading two small focus groups during the CAA Conference in New York City, and we’re looking for faculty members and graduate-level students familiar with the Artstor Digital Library and its key features. The sessions will take place one block from the conference on Thursday, February 12th or Friday, February 13th, from 8 to 9 AM. A light breakfast will be served, and participants will receive a $100 honorarium for their time and input.

To register your interest for either one of the two focus groups, please fill out this brief survey to let us know who you are. Selected candidates will be notified by January 28 with the event address and more details.

Questions? Email: hannah.stamler[at]artstor.org.

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January 14, 2015

Artstor Collections Summary 2014

Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, 1650. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Aelbert Cuyp, The Maas at Dordrecht, 1650. Image: Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artstor Collections Summary 2014

This past year we added more than 151,000 new images to the Artstor Digital Library from prestigious collections across a wide array of disciplines. With the support of our contributors, the Digital Library now boasts more than 1.8 million images for education and scholarship.

We are proud to be able to share collections from institutions as varied as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum at FIT, the New York School of Interior Design.

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December 4, 2014

Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars

Powered by Artstor

Powered by Artstor

Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users.

The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf.

ARTSTOR DIGITAL LIBRARY

View, print, and download images in the Artstor Digital Library
This basic session provides an overview of tools and features in the Artstor Digital Library for all users. December 1, 3:00 PM, Register now

Teaching Visual Literacy with the Artstor Digital Library
Give your students the ability to interpret all types of visual media with the Artstor Digital Library. Learn how. December 4, 4:00PM EST, Register now

Teaching Psychology with the Artstor Digital Library
Discover how the images in the Artstor Digital Library can be used in teaching Psychology.
December 4, 12:00PM EST, Register now

Teaching Women’s Studies with the Artstor Digital Library
Discover the wide variety of excellent resources to support Women’s Studies in the Artstor Digital Library, from historical photographs to the history of fashion, and from canonical artworks to modern and contemporary art by female practitioners.
December 8, 1:00PM EST, Register now

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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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October 24, 2014

Call for at-risk collections – deadline extended

Wurts Bros., Display of medals and coins, ca. 1900 (detail). Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

Wurts Bros., Display of medals and coins, ca. 1900 (detail). Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

The deadline for Artstor’s new initiative to preserve and increase the availability of at-risk collections of individual scholars has been extended to November 15.

What it is
Artstor will provide modest financial support (up to $4,000) to digitize and catalog selected at-risk collections. We will then maintain the collections and make them available through the Artstor Digital Library and open access initiatives such as the Digital Public Library of America.

We will also offer access to our Shared Shelf tools to support the cataloging of these collections, and can provide the data and images back to the contributor in a structured format for those who wish to utilize the resulting content in other systems.

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October 22, 2014

Free Artstor and Shared Shelf webinars

Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users.

The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf.

ARTSTOR DIGITAL LIBRARY

Intro to the Artstor Digital Library – finding images
Learn the ins and outs of keyword search, browsing by media, collection, or geography, advanced search, filtered results, and more.
November 3,  11:00 AM EST Register now

Comprehensive introduction to the Artstor Digital Library 
Learn everything the Artstor Digital Library has to offer, from collections to tools and resources.
November 4,  3:00 PM EST Register now

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