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Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

In addition to still images, you can find videos, audio files, 3D images, and panorama (QTVR) files within the Artstor Workspace. You can search by media type using the file extensions as keywords:

  • Videos – search for mov. Clicking movieicon will open your default video player.
  • Audio – search for mp3. Clicking sound will open your default audio player.
  • Panoramas (QTVR) – search for qtvr. Clicking i-qtvr2 will open a QuickTime Player window where you can view the environment by panning 360°.
  • 3D images – search for 3D. Clicking i-3d will open the 3D image in rotation in the image viewer. To stop or restart the rotation, click the rotatation icon.
Louis Lafon, Railyard Scene, c. 1880. Image from The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College.

Louis Lafon, Railyard Scene, c. 1880. Image from The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College.

By James Shulman, Artstor President

When I was in Fort Worth for the ARLIS conference this spring, I learned a lot about the history of the cattle business in the post-Civil War period. The cities of the East and the West were hungry for Texas beef, but there was no practical way to get it to them. The age of the cowboy took place because a particular kind of soul was needed to lead the herds north from Fort Worth through exposed frontier to the train yards of Kansas City. But when the railroad reached Fort Worth (in 1886), everyone quickly adapted. The cattlemen soon realized that they could do more than load their cattle on trains at Fort Worth, and entrepreneurs raised capital from wealthy Boston investors to build “processing” plants at the Fort Worth rail yards. The moral of this story (and I’m sorry to have turned off the vegetarians in the reading audience) is simply that everyone involved in the process was more than happy to take advantage of infrastructure as it became available.

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colby collegeArtstor and the Colby College Museum are collaborating to make available approximately 1,000 additional images from the museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Founded in 1959, the Colby College Museum of Art has built a significant permanent collection of more than 6,000 works. The museum serves both as a teaching resource for Colby College and as an active cultural institution for the residents of Maine and visitors to the state.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Colby College Museum of Art page in Artstor

LINKMAN4Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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LINKMAN4Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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It’s easy to ensure that your media collection is properly catalogued in Shared Shelf when publishing it on the Artstor Workspace, Shared Shelf Commons, DPLA, or other publishing targets.SetFieldRequiredUsing Shared Shelf’s admin tools, you can make it a requirement for any field to be cataloged before your media can be published, ensuring that a minimum cataloging standard is met. Check out our helpful step-by-step guide in the Shared Shelf support site.

LINKMAN4We found so  many interesting links this week that we’re just going to let the original headlines speak for themselves:

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