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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.

Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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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Robert Howlett, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern, ca. 1857-1858. George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

Sandra Rowe, Snake, 1991. Bucknell University: Artists' Books Collection

Sandra Rowe, Snake, 1991. Bucknell University: Artists’ Books Collection

Whether you consider illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages the beginning, or you start with William Blake’s self-published books of poetry in the 18th century, artists have been making books for centuries. But as Toni Sant recounts in his book Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-garde, the term “artists’ books” is fairly recent. It only appeared in 1973 as the title of an exhibition at Moore College, and it wasn’t until 1980 that the Library of Congress adopted the term in its list of established subjects.

This delay might stem from the infinite variety of forms that artists’ books take, sometimes pushing our understanding of what a book is to unexpected extremes.

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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. 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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