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Photographer D. James Dee and his archive

Photographer D. James Dee and his archive

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has awarded $75,000 to Artstor in support of the James Dee Archives project. The Archives are composed of approximately 250,000 slides, transparencies, negatives, and photographs documenting contemporary art in New York City over the last four decades, and Artstor is digitizing and maintaining the archive for use in research and education. The gift will support the processing of the collection, developing crowdsourcing software for collaborative cataloging, and the outreach to galleries and individuals who would be helpful in interpreting the images.

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ER&LJoin us at the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference this February 22-25, in Austin, Texas.

We’re taking part in two panels—conference attendees can sign up below.

 

The Care and Keeping of Digital Humanities Projects: Tools and Best Practices for Content Management and Delivery in the Digital Humanities

Moderated by Artstor’s Jennifer Hoyer, featuring presentations by Chelcie Rowell of Wake Forest University and Stephanie Bernhardt of Ohio State University.

Monday, February 23, 10:00-10:45 AM in room 103. Sign up here.

As the digital humanities explore new frontiers for thinking about scholarship, new solutions for managing this content in flexible environments are a key part of ensuring the longevity of this research. This session will present methods and tools used for managing and delivering the content of digital humanities projects.

Collaborative Collection Development: Engaging Users in Acquiring and Describing Collections using Artstor’s Shared Shelf

Moderated by Artstor’s Caroline Caviness and featuring Xiaoli Ma of Purchase College and Brooke Cox of DePauw University.

Tuesday, February 24, 10:45-11:30 AM in room 104. Sign up here.

This session will introduce Shared Shelf, Artstor’s web-based digital media management system, and highlight the work of librarians who use the platform to engage users in hands-on collection building and collaborative cataloging to help support faculty projects and free up library time. Speakers will describe specific projects – such as one on creating supporting materials for a course in Slavic folklore – and discuss how they facilitate collaboration, ways to build partnerships with their users, as well as the tools that can be harnessed to support these processes.

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Benin, Bronze bell. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Benin, Bronze bell. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Artstor is proud to announce the three winners of the Digital Humanities Awards: Historic Dress (Smith College), Medieval Portland (Portland State University), and Sacred Conflicts: Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective (Northern Illinois University). The winners will each receive full access to Artstor’s Shared Shelf digital media management software for five years to upload, catalog, manage, store, and share their projects.

The Artstor Digital Humanities Awards were created to recognize the importance of the Digital Humanities and help the project leaders, Shared Shelf staff, and the greater community learn about issues associated with supporting the most innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field. They reflect Artstor’s mission to enhance scholarship and teaching through the use of digital media.

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Powered by Artstor

Powered by Artstor

Artstor’s informative webinars are available for everyone, from those considering a subscription to experienced users. The schedule below is separated into two sections: It begins with the Artstor Digital Library and is followed by Shared Shelf. There are also webinars introducing both products conveniently scheduled for viewers in Europe and Asia-Pacific at the end of the list.

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Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ; artres.com; scalarchives.com, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Workshop of Raphael, probably Giovanni da Udine, Cupid on a Wagon Drawn by Snails, 1516. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. ; artres.com; scalarchives.com, (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

“I didn’t know how to look at art,” Phil Terry, founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, confessed to ARTnews a few years ago. “Like most people, I would walk by quickly.” As the article points out, a study in Empirical Studies of the Arts estimates that museumgoers spend an average of just 17 seconds looking at an individual painting. But with Slow Art Day, Terry might just be changing those statistics.

It all started in 2008, when Terry decided to try an experiment at an exhibit at the Jewish Museum. Instead of rushing through the show glancing at everything, he looked at just a few works, slowly. He found that he loved it.

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CAA2015logo_smAre you a faculty member or graduate student going to the College Art Association Annual Conference this year? You can help Artstor learn how to best meet your needs for teaching and research using digital images.

We will be leading two small focus groups during the CAA Conference in New York City, and we’re looking for faculty members and graduate-level students familiar with the Artstor Digital Library and its key features. The sessions will take place one block from the conference on Thursday, February 12th or Friday, February 13th, from 8 to 9 AM. A light breakfast will be served, and participants will receive a $100 honorarium for their time and input.

To register your interest for either one of the two focus groups, please fill out this brief survey to let us know who you are. Selected candidates will be notified by January 28 with the event address and more details.

Questions? Email: hannah.stamler[at]artstor.org.

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Ellen Day Hale, 1897. The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College

Ellen Day Hale, 1897. The Trout Gallery, Dickinson College

In addition to expanding our collections, we strive to continuously improve the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf, our cloud-based media management solution. Here are just some of the enhancements we made in 2014:

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