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ShSh_logo2Artstor has released new tools for its Shared Shelf media management service that provide administrators with more control over their collection management. Shared Shelf enables institutions to upload, catalog, manage, preserve, and share digital media collections with targeted audiences; the new tools allow administrators to create new projects, allot different levels of access to catalogers, and direct content to publishing targets.

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google-translateArtstor’s Technology team has embedded a Google translator button into the Digital Library, providing you with the ability to translate the site, collections, and metadata into the language of your choice.

Located at the top of the page to the right, the drop-down menu offers translation into 80 languages. We hope that this feature will ease your workflow and enable greater specificity in your research.

Buona ricerca!

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Byron Company |  Sports- Bathing 1896 Far Rockaway Beach | Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

Byron Company | Sports- Bathing 1896 Far Rockaway Beach | Museum of the City of New York; mcny.org

School is out for summer and everyone is headed home. Why not take the Digital Library with you? One of the many benefits of registering for an Artstor account is the ability to access the Digital Library away from campus.

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You’ve probably figured out that the description panel you see when you open an image group is a handy way to keep notes together with each group. But did you know it also helps you find what you’re looking for without having to open any image groups?

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Writing a paper? Easily generate citations from the Artstor Digital Library to save or export into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, or Reference Manager. Citations include the creator, title, date, repository, Artstor image ID number, and stable URL for each image.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Select one or more images in the thumbnail page by clicking on them once.
  2. Go to the Tools menu in the toolbar and choose “Save citations for selected images.”
  3. Under the same menu, click on “View and export citations” and choose your preference. That’s it!

You can find more detailed instructions on creating citation lists and exporting them on our Help Wiki.

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If you have taken a couple months off of Artstor, you may notice an error message that pops up the next time you log in explaining that your “120 day remote access period has expired.” Don’t fret! All of those image groups and future OIV presentations you’ve created are still there.

Artstor counts down from 120 days of your last login on campus or via the library’s proxy server. When that time limit is up, your remote account is frozen. To restart your 120-day remote access period, you can either log in the next time you are on campus or access the Digital Library from your library’s proxy server, easily done through your library’s homepage. Click on the link for Artstor and you’ll be prompted to log in to your institution’s proxy server before gaining access.

And remember—if you have any further questions or problems regarding accessing your account, simply contact Artstor’s User Services team at userservices@artstor.org!

- Christina Riley, Artstor User Services Assistant

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Byron Company | Cantilever Aero Co., Aeroplane, Christmas Bullet, at factory Babylon, L.I | 1919 | Museum of the City of New York

Byron Company | Cantilever Aero Co., Aeroplane, Christmas Bullet, at factory Babylon, L.I | 1919 | Museum of the City of New York

Wishing you could access the Artstor Digital Library at home over the winter break? You can! One of the many benefits of registering for an Artstor account is the ability to access the Digital Library away from campus.

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Printing flashcards to help you study for your Art History finals? Use Artstor Mobile instead!

Sandro Botticelli | Primavera; Allegory of Spring | c. 1478 | Galleria degli Uffizi | Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; scalarchives.com | (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Sandro Botticelli | Primavera; Allegory of Spring | c. 1478 | Galleria degli Uffizi | Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; scalarchives.com | (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

It’s easy: Simply visit the Artstor Digital Library on your mobile device, open an image group, and then tap on the Flashcard button on the upper right.

Tap within an image to turn the image over to reveal the caption information; tap again within the box to restore the image. And you can sort the images randomly by tapping the Shuffle button in the upper left.

Prefer to study on your desktop? Go to mobile.artstor.org on Safari or Firefox and follow the instructions above.

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

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

We are happy to introduce the Teaching with Artstor discussion list, a forum where you can share ideas about teaching and where your questions can be addressed. Teachers and academics working at all levels of education are invited to contribute ideas and brainstorm ways to address content, find the perfect images on your topic, and present them in the classroom and lecture hall. In addition to Artstor-related topics, we encourage you to share other websites and resources you find helpful in your teaching practice.

Whether you are a seasoned specialist, a new faculty member or an overwhelmed teaching assistant, we want to hear from you! To join, simply send a blank email to subscribe-teaching-with-artstor@lyris.artstor.org. We encourage you to forward this invitation to other faculty at your institution.

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batch_downloadsYou know that you can export image groups as PowerPoint presentations. Pretty handy, but sometimes you want the images by themselves. We hear you, and that’s why you can now download groups of as many as 150 images as a zip file. It’s easy! Watch our short video to learn more.

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