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November 1, 2013

Meet Artstor at the AASL National Conference

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference and Exhibition
November 14-17
Hartford, CT

Catch up with Artstor’s Dana Howard, Senior K-12 Relationship Manager, and Chris Spedaliere, Library Relations Associate, at AASL Booth #93 to learn about the latest developments in the Digital Library, including the Selected Monuments project.

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October 21, 2013

Meet Artstor at the Charleston Conference 2013

Charleston Conference 2013
November 6-9
Charleston, SC

Artstor/Shared Shelf staff is attending the Charleston Conference. Drop by table 75 on Wednesday, November 6, 10 AM-6 PM, to find out what’s new (there’s a lot). That same day, Katie O’Connell, Artstor User Services Associate, will moderate “From Accession to Access: Opening Collections through the Digital Public Library of America” from noon to 12:30 PM. Speakers will be Artstor Collection Development Manager Ian McDermott and Camilla MacKay, head of the Rhys Carpenter Library, Scholarly Communications librarian, and editor of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. More info here. Also, Shared Shelf staff will present a “Five Minute Preview” at Charleston Premiers, November 9, 8:00-9:30 AM; full details here.

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October 15, 2013

Webinar: Resources for teaching the revised AP Art History curriculum

EventARTstor’s Selected Monuments project is a new teaching resource in support of the newly-required 250 key works of art and architecture in the Advanced Placement® Art History curriculum. Join Dana Howard, experienced AP® Art History teacher, on a free webinar to learn how the project and the Digital Library’s 1.6 million images enhance classroom teaching and assist students in preparation for the AP® exam.


Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this website.

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September 27, 2013

Meet Artstor at UNAM

Introduction to ARTstor
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, D.F.
October 15, 11 AM – 1 PM

Join us for a presentation on the many benefits of the ARTstor Digital Library for instructors and students at Auditorio Ricardo Torres Gaytan, planta baja lado derecho del Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas, Circuito Mario de la Cueva, Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria.

RSVP to subscribe@artstor.org

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September 13, 2013

Free webinars

email-4-trainingSign up for a free webinar to learn the many ways to use the ARTstor Digital Library – including advanced features, our ever-growing list of interdisciplinary image collections, and how to find images for specific areas of study.

Live sessions are available for users at subscribing institutions as well as for anyone interested in learning more about subscribing to ARTstor. Please note that registration closes 24 hours prior to the webinar.

Subject-specific webinars for subscribers and non-subscribers:

What’s New in the ARTstor Digital Library? September 17, 3:00 PM
Latin American Studies September 19, 3:00 PM
The History of Photography September 26, 3:00 PM
Medieval Art October 22, 3:00 PM

Webinars for subscribers:

Register for an upcoming session:
ARTstor Mobile September 18, 2:00 PM

View the complete webinar schedule for subscribers

Are you a non-subscriber who wants to learn more?

Register for an upcoming session:
What Can You Do with ARTstor? September 18, 10:00 AM

View the complete webinar schedule for non-subscribers

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August 29, 2013

Free webinars

email-4-trainingSign up for a free webinar to learn the many ways to use the ARTstor Digital Library – including advanced features, our ever-growing list of interdisciplinary image collections, and how to find images for specific areas of study.

Live sessions are available for users at subscribing institutions as well as for anyone interested in learning more about subscribing to ARTstor.

Are you a user at a subscribing institution?

Register for an upcoming session:
View, Print, and Download Images August 30, 10:00 AM

View the complete webinar schedule for subscribers

Are you a non-subscriber who wants to learn more?

Register for an upcoming session:
What Can You Do with ARTstor? August 29, 3:00 PM

View the complete webinar schedule for non-subscribers

Subject-specific webinars for subscribers and non-subscribers
Psychology September 6, 10:00 AM
Using ARTstor Images in the Classroom September 12, 1:00 PM
Fashion and Costume September 12, 3:00 PM
What’s New in the ARTstor Digital Library? September 17, 3:00 PM
Latin American Studies September 19, 3:00 PM
The History of Photography September 26, 3:00 PM
Medieval Art October 22, 3:00 PM

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July 28, 2013

Meet ARTstor/Shared Shelf staff in Singapore

15th Fiesole Collection Development Retreat
August 12, 12-4 PM
National Library Board, Singapore

ARTstor President James Shulman and Dennis Brunning, Herberger School of Arts Librarian at Arizona State University, will be presenting “The Shared Management of Image Content: Open Works Registries, Content Sharing Networks, and End-user Use Data” at the National Library Board of Singapore.

Learn more at the Fiesole Collection Development Retreats website.

IFLA General Conference and Assembly 2013
August 17-23
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

ARTstor staff will attend the upcoming IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore. Visit us at booth #D109 to find out about new collections and other developments in the Digital Library, and to learn about Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s media management software.

Find more information at the IFLA conference website.

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June 26, 2013

Join ARTstor’s President James Shulman at ARLIS UK/Ireland

ARLIS UK and Ireland Annual Conference 2013
July 10-12, 2013
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Join ARTstor President James Shulman for a discussion on “the shared management of image content: open works registries and content sharing networks,” 2:30-3:15 PM and 3:45-4:30 PM. Visit the ARLIS UK and Ireland Conference website to learn more.

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June 10, 2013

Announcing the winners of the ARTstor Travel Award 2013!

Ordered by Shapur I | Dam and Bridge at Shushtar; c. 260 | Shushtar, Iran | Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny)

Ordered by Shapur I | Dam and Bridge at Shushtar; c. 260 | Shushtar, Iran | Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny)

Congratulations to the five winners of this year’s ARTstor Travel Awards! They will each receive $1,500 to be used for their teaching and research travel needs over the course of the next year. The winning essays and accompanying images will be posted in the blog in the near future.

Our thanks to everyone who submitted an essay. Our committee was very impressed by the creative ways that our users integrate the images in the ARTstor Digital Library into their teaching and research. We hope to feature notable submissions from runners up in the blog throughout the year.

The ARTstor Travel Awards 2013 winning essays are:

Peyvand Firouzeh, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Shushtar: A Town to Tame Water

The aridity of the Middle East stands in contrast to the landscape architecture of Islamic gardens, where water is used generously and luxuriously. The contrast hints at creative methods of dealing with water scarcity: from man-made canals and reservoirs to cisterns and qanats (subterranean tunnel-wells). Firouzeh focuses on Shushtar, a town in southwest Iran, by looking at the ways its inhabitants applied to tame water, making the nearby river not only a resource for the essentials, but also an amenity for leisure.

Lisa Hartley, Student Services Associate, Columbus College of Art Design
Wrapped Up in Lace: Chantilly

Coco Chanel called lace “one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature,” and Hartley introduces us to Chantilly, the tiny town in France where the craft originated. The traditions and skills used there date back as early as the 16th century, when European nobility commissioned workers to create dresses, parasols, shawls, and gloves in beautiful openwork fabric.

Anne C. Leader, Art History Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta
Florence: City of the Living, City of the Dead

While the primary motivation for patrons of religious architecture and decoration was to gain or retain God’s grace, Florentine tomb monuments manifest a conflicting mix of piety and social calculation, reflecting tension between Christian humility and social recognition. Leader’s essay reconstructs the rich mosaic of tomb markers that once covered the floors, walls, and yards of the Florentine cityscape to bring us closer to how Florentines experienced the deaths and memories of their kin, friends, and competitors in the early modern city.

Marlene Nakagawa, Undergraduate student at the University of Oregon
Alexandria: The City

From Pakistan to Turkey, Alexander the Great founded or renamed nearly twenty cities after himself as a representation of his omnipresence in the ancient world. Over the centuries, most of these Alexandrian cities have been destroyed, renamed, or absorbed into other territories. Nakagawa introduces to the major exception: Alexandria, Egypt’s largest seaport, which continues to be a dynamic force in the country’s ancient and modern economy.

Amber N. Wiley, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Tulane University
Washington’s Secret City: Cultural Capital

African Americans made up from a quarter to a third of Washington, D.C.’s population throughout the nineteenth century, and historian Constance Green characterized the capital in the early 1900s as the “undisputed center of American Negro civilization.” This population peaked between 1960 and 1990. Wiley’s submission tells the story of African Americans in Washington and their significant contribution to the nation’s capital since its founding in 1790.

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