We are constantly adding new content to the ARTstor Digital Library, and searches you performed in the past will very likely yield additional results in the future. Did you know you can now save search parameters to easily run the same search again?
After you perform a search, you will see an option to Save this search in the upper right of the thumbnail page of search results. Click on it, then click Save and enter a name for your saved search. You can save up to 30 searches.
To run a saved search record, click My saved searches near the search box on the front page of the Digital Library or on a search results page.
Done with a particular saved search? To delete it, click on My saved searches, then click on the X next to the search you want to delete. You’ll see a prompt asking if you want to delete it; click Yes and you’re finished.
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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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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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As of today, users who download single image files from the ARTstor Digital Library will receive a zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the associated metadata (find out why here).
Many versions of Windows come equipped with a built in zip program, but if you need to install a program on your PC, ARTstor recommends 7-Zip, available free at 7-zip.org. Mac users will not need to install software to handle zip files as it is already built into OS X.
We recommend that you clear the cache and restart your Web browser before first downloading images today.
You can find instructions on how to download images and open files on the ARTstor Help Wiki, and you can also download our guide for using zip (PDF, 621 KB).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact User Services at email@example.com.
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Marinus van Reymerswaele | Tax Collector and His Wife | c. 1540 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com
Since 1955, Tax Day has typically fallen on April 15 for those living in the United States. You might derive some comfort from knowing that your feelings today were not unknown in the 16th century, as evidenced in these three Netherlandish paintings of tax collectors by Marinus van Reymerswaele from the Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) collection in the ARTstor Digital Library.
Incidentally, we’re puzzled by the ornate hats, which presumably were part of the profession’s costume. If you know anything about them, please leave a comment below. If you’re not too busy filing your taxes at the last minute, of course.
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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. Continue Reading »
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