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We invite you to visit the new artstor.org! In addition to being clearer, better-organized, and easier to navigate, the site includes a number of enhancements.

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor announces the first four recipients of a new initiative to preserve and increase the availability of at-risk collections. The selected projects are:

  • The James Cahill Archive of Chinese art (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Excavations and finds in Oaxaca by Judith Zeitlin, 1973 and 1990 (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  • Ronald M. Bernier Archive, Buddhist initiation rituals in Nepal in the ’70s and ’80s and key historical sites from Myanmar (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • The Mohamed Makiya Archive, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT’s archive of Iraqi architect and urban planner Mohamed Saleh Makiya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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arlisMark your calendars, we’re headed to ARLIS/NA! Join us in Fort Worth, TX this March 19-23, where we’ll be moderating a panel, hosting a user group lunch, and taking part in ARLISpalooza.

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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.

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vra-logo-squareWe look forward to seeing you this March 11-14 at the Visual Resources Association conference in Denver, Colorado.  We invite you to join our presentations and meetings to learn how Shared Shelf provides the complete solution for cataloging, managing, preserving, and sharing digital media in your institution. Discover how it can support tasks such as managing special collections, teaching slides, and faculty archives, and projects in disciplines ranging from archaeology to zoology.

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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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