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June 7, 2013

Vera V. Zlatarski joins ARTstor as General Counsel and Secretary

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Vera V. Zlatarski has been named ARTstor’s new General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Zlatarski is responsible for overseeing ARTstor’s legal affairs and managing the organization’s legal team. She succeeds Gretchen Wagner, who served in the position from 2003 to 2013.

From 2004 to 2012, Ms. Zlatarski served as General Counsel, and, from 2009 to 2012, Secretary, of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.  In her position, she was responsible for the legal affairs of the organization and its branches and affiliates across the globe; provided legal counsel to the board, senior management, and other staff on a broad range of corporate, regulatory and compliance matters; and served as corporate secretary of the parent organization.

Before that, she was a corporate associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton from 1999 to 2004 , where her work included assisting the American Museum of Natural History and advising the Opelousas Museum of Art, Magnum Photos, and public artists.  She also served on the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee from 2003 to 2006 and on the Nonprofit Organizations Committee from 2007 to 2010.

Ms. Zlatarski graduated magna cum laude with distinction in History of Art from Yale and received a law degree from Columbia. While studying at Columbia, she was an editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts and was awarded the Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for an article on intellectual property and related law.

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May 29, 2013

Meet Shared Shelf staff at ALA 2013

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
June 27-July 2, 2013
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL

Visit us at ALA booth #2653 to learn about Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s media management software.

We also invite you to join ARTstor President James Shulman for a Shared Shelf informational session on June 30, 8:30-10 AM at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room. RSVP here. Guest speakers:

  • Ivy Anderson – Director, Collections, California Digital Libraries
  • Jason Kovari – Metadata Librarian, Humanities and Special Collections, Cornell University
  • Beth Sandore – Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Gregg Silvis – Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware
  • Judy Thomas – Director, Arts & Media Services, University of Virginia

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May 28, 2013

Learn about Shared Shelf at NASIG

North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Vendor Expo
June 6, 2013
Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY

Colleen Hunter, Assistant Director, Library Relations, will be at the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Conference Vendor Expo, June 6, 3-7 PM at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Stop by to learn about Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s media management software, and our new consortial discount promotion. Colleen will be in attendance at the conference all week; she is originally from Buffalo, so you may also want to ask her for tips on where to eat in town!

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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 14, 2013

Travel Awards deadline extended!

Shanghai International Convention Center; overview at sunset; 1999  | Shanghai, China | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE, artonfile.com

Shanghai International Convention Center; overview at sunset; 1999 | Shanghai, China | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE, artonfile.com

We heard you loud and clear and we are extending the deadline to this year’s ARTstor Travel Awards competition until Tuesday, May 28 (the day after Memorial Day Weekend)!

That means you still have two weeks to create an ARTstor image group or groups and a single essay of 500 words or less that creatively introduces us to a city or cities we did not know or reveals an intriguing aspect of the cities we do know.

Five applicants will win $1,500 each to help support educational and scholarly travel activities (such as flying to a conference). College and graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field associated with institutions that subscribe to the ARTstor Digital Library are eligible to apply.

Learn more at artstor.org/travelawards.

To view the complete image groups for the Travel Awards-winning essays, visit the ARTstor Digital Library’s Featured Groups and click on Travel Awards.

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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

Artstor Travel Awards 2013: Cities

Antoni Gaudí | La Pedrera (Mila House) | 1906-1910 | Image and original data provided by Shmuel Magal, Sites and Photos; sites-and-photos.com

Antoni Gaudí | La Pedrera (Mila House) | 1906-1910 | Image and original data provided by Shmuel Magal, Sites and Photos; sites-and-photos.com

The Artstor Travel Awards are back and they are now open to undergraduate students! This year the theme is cities: their histories and development, their depictions in art and documentation, their architecture, their ruins, their governments, their peoples, their myths.

Create an Artstor image group or groups and a single essay of 500 words or less that creatively introduces us to a city or cities we did not know or reveals an intriguing aspect of the cities we do know. Five winners— college and graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field—will receive $1,500 each to help support travel-related educational and scholarly activities. Winning essays and other selected submissions will be published on the Artstor Blog, Artstor website, and via our social media channels. Deadline extended to Tuesday, May 28.

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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 28, 2013

Artstor to help launch the Digital Public Library of America

Yupik Eskimo | Mask: The Bad Spirit of the Mountain | late 19th century | Dallas Museum of Art

Yupik Eskimo | Mask: The Bad Spirit of the Mountain | late 19th century | Dallas Museum of Art

Artstor is partnering with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to provide access to more than 10,000 high-quality images from six leading museums.

As part of its collaboration with Artstor, the DPLA will aggregate and make available data records and links to images from six major American museums: the Dallas Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection), the Walters Art Museum, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. In addition to linking to the original contributing museum’s own website, each DPLA record will link to the image in Open Artstor, a new Artstor initiative that allows users to view and download large versions of public domain images.

The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries, and archives to build a digital library platform to make America’s cultural and scientific history free and publicly available anytime, anywhere, online through a single access point. As part of its two-year Digital Hubs Pilot Project, the DPLA is working with several large digital content providers—including the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution—and seven state and regional digital libraries to make digitized content from their online catalogs easily accessible to all. The DPLA will celebrate the groundbreaking work of hundreds of librarians, innovators, and other dedicated volunteers in its collective effort to build the first national digital library platform on April 18 at the Boston Public Library.

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March 27, 2013

Meet ARTstor staff at the FATE 2013 Conference

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)
April 4 – April 6, 2013
Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA

Dana Howard, Senior K-12 Relationship Manager, will be presenting at the FATE 2013 Conference in Savannah as part of a panel discussion called “Building Bridges: AP Art History and the Studio Art Student.”

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