Published October 18, 2013
ARTstor , Image tools
Individual ARTstor image downloads have become a nuisance due to the zip filing and extra steps. But they’ve now made it possible to download a whole image group as a zip file, which eliminates a lot of those steps. There’s a quick video here that explains how to do it.
Have a look at the ARTstor blog when you have a chance – there are lots of new content announcements and great ideas for optimally using the collections and features.
With the beginning of the academic year fast approaching, ARTstor offers this refresher on navigating through their ever-growing library of images. This post covers browsing the four categories of Geography, Classification (i.e. media), Collection, and Featured Groups. Another helpful browsing tool is the Associated Images icon () at the bottom of some thumbnails: clicking on this icon returns similar images other users have saved into image groups with the image you’re viewing.
As always, if you’d like additional assistance with ARTstor stop by the IRC or contact us to set up an appointment.
Published April 23, 2013
Each year ARTstor sponsors travel awards that provide $1,500 in funds for recipients to visit and photograph a site. All UCSB instructors, students, and librarians are eligible, as UCSB is an ARTstor-subscribing institution. Read the application rules here – deadline for entries is May 17. Good luck!
Published April 17, 2013
Last month we reported that ARTstor was working to eliminate the need for Java to download single images from the Digital Library. This went into effect yesterday. This change has advantages (no longer the need for seemingly-endless Java updates) and disadvantages (an extra step with your downloads and knowing how to unzip the file). Visit ARTstor’s announcement for more information and recommendations or download the step-by-step guide (pdf).
Good news: ARTstor announced a new Online Art Agreement (OLA) has been signed with Artists Rights Society (ARS) on behalf of six international affiliates. This will translate into the addition of more than 10,000 modern and contemporary artists from Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland, Mexico and Brazil. No word yet on when this will happen, so stay tuned!
Published August 27, 2012
ARTstor , Image searching
You can now access the entire ARTstor library of over 1.4 million images anywhere you get internet service through your Apple or Android mobile device.Which means you can use that time in the supermarket line much more productively.
via the ARTstor blog
ARTstor announced an addition of more than 750 images from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s permanent collections in New York, Bilbao, Venice, and Berlin. This is the first installment of a projected 7,000 total images from the Guggenheim Foundation, which will include not only works of art but also 5,000 installation views from the 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The Frick Art Reference Library is continually expanding the online profile of its Photoarchive — a study collection of more than one million photographs and other reproductions. While they are actively seeking digital images from museums and independent researchers, the Photoarchive has contributed almost 25,000 digital images to ARTstor.
Published August 23, 2011
As of August 22, all ARTstor users are required to log in before downloading images. In the past, users in the IP address range of licensing institutions could download images without registering or logging in, but ARTstor has added this new restriction. So, even if you’re at a campus computer, you will be faced with this small extra step when you try to download.
These collections have been added to ARTstor’s Digital Library:
- Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art (ART on FILE Collection): 1,000 of contemporary architecture in Shanghai, including the Expo 2010 Shanghai (this last installment completes the total 13,033 images from ART on FILE)
- Smith College Museum of Art: 1,000 images of works from the museum’s permanent collection (33% of the 3,000 total that will be available)
- Dura Europos and Gerasa Archives (Yale University Art Gallery): 18,205 images of historical documentation of both expeditions as well as the artifacts and structures they uncovered
- Robert Winter Archive (Occidental College): 2,500 images of architecture and sites the architectural historian took throughout California for over 40 years
- Beverly Willis: 57 images of the work by the architect, artist, and author
Also, ARTstor is now collaborating with Rhizome to share approximately 3,000 images from the Rhizome ArtBase, an online archive of new media art.