February 22, 2007

What’s New in ARTstor

Posted in Databases Updates at 5:55 am by LibraryClerk

Images from Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate
ARTstor is excited to announce that the first set of images from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate have been added to the ARTstor Digital Library. These images span a range of periods over the artist’s life and include many of his most well known works. To browse these new ARTstor images, click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Individual Artists and Estates: Roy Lichtenstein” or simply search the keyword “Lichtenstein.”

Italiapainting.jpgn Renaissance Painting from the Foto Reali Archive
The Foto Reali Archive, one of the most important photographic archives belonging to the National Gallery of Art Library’s Department of Image Collections, is now available to ARTstor users. Foto Reali was a Florentine photographic firm that surveyed private art collections as well as dealer inventories in Italy in the early twentieth century, often photographing the paintings in situ.

Medieval French Architecture and American Architecture from the Clarence Ward Archive
The Clarence Ward Archive richly documents Romanesque and Gothic architecture in France and selectively documents American architecture from Colonial times through the early 20th century. ARTstor has digitized the ca. 4,000 large format nitrate negatives and is now distributing them through the ARTstor Digital Library.

NEW! EBSCO’s Biomedical Reference Collection

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EBbiomedical.jpgSCO’s Biomedical Reference Collection™: Comprehensive Edition (BRCC) is now the world’s largest database of full text journals indexed in MEDLINE®. The collection now provides access to nearly 800 full text journals abstracted in MEDLINE and more than 90 percent of those titles come with PDFs. Major recent additions include Angiology, CHEST, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Journal of Family Practice, etc. The product contains deep PDF backfiles for many titles, such as Annals of Internal Medicine back to 1960, etc. You can access EBSCO’s Biomedical Reference Collection from the library’s home page: http://www.ivytech.edu/library/fortwayne/

February 1, 2007

What’s New in ARTstor

Posted in Databases Updates at 6:58 am by LibraryClerk

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The Image of the Black in Western Art
ARTstor is pleased to announce that more than 7,000 images from the Image of the Black archive are now available to ARTstor users. Another 1,500 will be released shortly, and further releases are planned for 2007. These images span the history of western civilization from prehistory to the present.
ARTstor Sponsored Campaign: Canyonlights World Art Image
Approximately 600 images from an ARTstor sponsored photographic campaign for Canyonlights are now available to ARTstor users. Sites richly documented in this campaign include Chaco Canyon, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, the Petroglyph National Monument, Salinas National Monument, and the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site. Read the rest of this entry »

ARTstor Tips and Tools

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Updated Version: OIV 2.6.1 Available
An updated version of the Offline Image Viewer is now available for download. After the initial release of OIV 2.6 in July 2006, users sent feedback including enhancement requests and reported bugs. These enhancements and bugs have been addressed in a newly released version of the OIV.

New and Improvedemail_powerpoint_tip_20070118.gif “Using ARTstor” Website
The “Using ARTstor” section of the ARTstor website (www.artstor.org) has been redesigned based on feedback from the users. The ARTstor changed the navigation, added and updated instructional and training materials.

ARTstor Upcoming Collections

Posted in Databases Updates at 6:58 am by LibraryClerk

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Peabody Museum, Harvard: Early Archaeological Excavations in Central America
The renowned photographic archives of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW), held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, documents early archaeological excavations throughout Central America. ARTstor will distribute approximately 55,000 digital images from this archive, in addition to approximately 90,000 digital images of the Peabody Museum’s remarkable collections of archaeological artifacts and art objects. Read the rest of this entry »

Ancient and Medieval History Online Update

Posted in Databases Updates at 6:57 am by LibraryClerk

Ancient and Medieval History Online Update
A considerable amount of new content has been added to Ancient and Medieval History Online with this upfacts-on-file.jpgdate, which will prove helpful during the spring semester. Facts On File’s editors have added more than 2,000 new and revised records. Updates range from new narratives describing events such as Augustus’ victory in the Battle of Actium and Eleanor of Aquitaine’s imprisonment by her husband Henry II, to newly added entries on the Athenian sculptor Praxiteles, the mighty Persian king Xerxes, and the historical development of the Japanese language. Continue reading for more details about this update.

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January 1, 2007

New: World Folklore and Folklife Database

Posted in Databases Updates at 2:15 pm by LibraryClerk

Wfolklore.jpghat’s the story behind your name? What games did you play as a child? What’s your grandmother’s secret recipe, the neighborhood’s ghost story, or the joke that gets told at every family gathering?Folklore permeates the everyday lives of people around the world. We inherit a rich tradition of holidays, festivals, language, stories and fairy tales, proverbs, foodways, and folk remedies that define our society and our place within it. World Folklore and Folklife provides an exciting and accessible way to explore this vast and growing treasury of knowledge. To access click on the ‘World Folklore and Folklife ‘ link located in the right menu of the Virtual Library homepage. Read the rest of this entry »

New Features And Enhancements for EBSCO’s Medical Databases

Posted in Databases Updates at 1:48 pm by LibraryClerk

Nemedical.jpgw EBSCOhost Features for Medical Databases that will benefit researchers include:

* In CINAHL, and MEDLINE, the subject authority (thesaurus) screen

has been improved to include a combination of requested changes to search options, more intuitive use of thesaurus terms, and smoother navigation requiring fewer clicks.

* The Search History layout on the Advanced Search Screen has been

streamlined, with fewer columns and a more efficient layout, while saved searches are now appended to a user’s search history. Read the rest of this entry »

Islamic Art and Architecture

Posted in Databases Updates at 1:40 pm by LibraryClerk

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Recently ARTstor announced the first fruits of their collaboration with Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom and Walter Denny through which we will make available up to 25,000 images from the personal image archives of these three distinguished Islamicists. An additional 3,600 images have recently been released into the ARTstor Digital Library, bringing the total number of images from this collection now available to ARTstor users to more than 9,000. This latest release includes images of the Islamic architecture and decoration of Turkey, Morocco, Spain, Iran and other regions of the Islamic world. more…

Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”: Additional Images

Posted in Databases Updates at 1:38 pm by LibraryClerk

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To complement the existing 590 color photographs of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise” available in the ARTstor Digital Library, ARTstore released approximately 150 black-and-white photographs of frieze elements in their state prior to the recent cleaning campaign. These comparative materials underscore the importance of the recent restoration campaign and its photographic documentation by ARTstor.

Works by Elizabeth Peyton

Posted in Databases Updates at 1:36 pm by LibraryClerk

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ARTstor is now actively collaborating with a wide range of living artists and estates of modern artists. A collaboration with artist Elizabeth Peyton has allowed ARTstore to add to the ARTstor Digital Library images of 173 works by this remarkable contemporary American painter and draughtsman. More…

ART on FILE Contemporary American Architecture and Public Art

Posted in Databases Updates at 1:31 pm by LibraryClerk

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ARTstor Digital Library recently added over 600 images focused on contemporary architecture and public art in the western United States. Images include exterior and interior photography as well as numerous details of works such as Rem Koolhaas’s Seattle Public Library and Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. These images are the first fruits of an ARTstor sponsored photographic campaign by Rob Wilkinson and Colleen Chartier of ART on FILE. More…

December 1, 2006

New Database: World Folklore and Folklife

Posted in Databases Updates at 7:40 pm by LibraryClerk

Wfolk.jpgorld Folklore and Folklife provides an exciting new gateway to social studies. Tracing the origins and development of all aspects of traditional cultures around the world, World Folklore and Folklife bridges the gap between past and present and offers a fresh slant on core curriculum topics with free teacher lesson plans.

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What’s new in ARTstor

Posted in Databases Updates at 7:30 pm by LibraryClerk

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Native American “ledger drawings”

This collection consists of high resolution images of approximately 2,000 Plains Indian “ledger drawings.” Plains Indian ledger drawings, mostly produced in the middle to late decades of the 19th century, represent an important indigenous artistic tradition of great and increasing interest to art historians and other scholars. Read the rest of this entry »

November 1, 2006

ARTstor updates

Posted in Databases Updates at 9:00 am by LibraryClerk

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1.gifNew Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: High Resolution Images of Key Works of World Art from the Erich Lessing Archives

ARTstor recently formed a collaboration with Art Resource and Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives (Vienna, Austria). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will make available approximately 10,000 high quality images of world art and architecture, with a special dual focus on 1) key artists of the major European schools and 2) the collections of the major European museums outside Italy, including the leading art museums of Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Spain. These images, on average 120 megabytes in size, have been scanned from large format (4×5″ or 8×10″) color transparencies made by Erich Lessing in the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts On File History Databases Update

Posted in Databases Updates at 9:00 am by LibraryClerk

American Indian History Online Update

Significant amount of new content and new features have been added to Afactsonfile.jpgmerican Indian History Online. Updates range from a feature highlighting legends–such as the Aleut’s “The Girl Who Married the Moon”–to new entries on disease and exploration and the Northwest Coast’s Quinault Indians. Highlights of this update include:

  • New North American Culture Area Learning Centers
  • New Tribe Overviews, Subject Entries, and Biographies
  • New Primary Sources
  • Additional Images and Maps
  • Updated Timeline. Read the rest of this entry »

October 3, 2006

New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library! Islamic Art and Architecture

Posted in Databases Updates at 4:34 pm by LibraryClerk

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In February of this year, we announced the first fruits of our collaboration with Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom and Walter Denny, through which we will make available up to 25,000 images from the personal image archives of these three distinguished Islamicists.

We are pleased to announce now that we have recently released approximately 3,900 further images from this collection, bringing the total to approximately 5,500 images. An additional 2,500 images will be released later this year or in early 2007. To browse these new images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “welcome page” and then select “Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny).” Or search for images from these scholars’ archives using their names as keywords (e.g. “Walter Denny”).

October 2, 2006

JSTOR/ARTstor Search Prototype

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:27 pm by LibraryClerk

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JSTOR and ARTstor would like to announce the availability of a prototype which aims to facilitate searching across the archived content in JSTOR and the image content in ARTstor. The JSTOR/ARTstor Search Prototype is available in the JSTOR Sandbox (http://sandbox.jstor.org), an area of the JSTOR website used to showcase possible new features and to gather feedback to help direct future development of JSTOR.

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New Addition to the ARTstor Digital Library: European art and architecture from Art Resource, Scala Archives

Posted in Databases Updates at 8:25 pm by LibraryClerk

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ARTstor recently announced a collaboration with Art Resource and Scala Archives (Florence, Italy). Through this collaboration, ARTstor will make available approximately 12,000 high quality images of European art and architecture, with a special focus on the archaeology, art and architecture of Italy and on the collections of the major museums of Italy and other European countries.

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