Artstor Newsletter

Franklin C. Daiber, Peony. UD Library: Franklin C. Daiber Botanical Collection
ORGANIZATION
Artstor's new crowdsourcing software
We are delighted to announce the beta release of Artstor Arcades, new crowdsourcing software developed by our research and design team. The first project aims to identify cataloging data for the D. James Dee Archive of nearly 125,000 uncataloged photographs of contemporary art.

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DISCOVERY
The Zen of Agnes Martin
To the pioneers of Minimalism, Agnes Martin's grid paintings were an early source of inspiration. To the Abstract Expressionists, Martin was a peer whose use of line to cover canvases from edge to edge was an expression of the AbEx concept of "allover" painting. In her own words, her pale, meditative geometry harkened back to much older ideas.

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ORGANIZATION
Enthusiasm for the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research
With $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Artstor and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) are subsidizing the use of Shared Shelf for 42 liberal arts colleges and universities to make their collections available publicly. Though the project has barely started, the schools' local press is already expressing enthusiasm.

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DISCOVERY
Destruction in Palmyra

ISIS may destroy more ruins, but history cannot be erased, says Artstor's Ian McDermott. Scholars from around the world have studied Palmyra for years and extensive documentation of the sites of Palmyra is available in the Artstor Digital Library, courtesy of photographers, scholars, and museums.

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RELEASE
Artist videos from the Franklin Furnace Archives
We are delighted to announce that Artstor has released nearly 50 videos of performance art from the Franklin Furnace Archive in the Digital Library. The videos feature such avant-garde artists as Alice Aycock, Ericka Beckman, Lee Breuer, John Cage, Guy De Cointet, Constance De Jong, Richard Foreman, the Kipper Kids, Jill Kroesen, Matt Mullican, Michael Smith, and William Wegman.

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ORGANIZATION
Teaching with Artstor: case studies

Looking for ideas on how to integrate images in your teaching? Curious about how your colleagues are using Artstor? Check out Artstor's case studies! Composed of the Artstor Travel Awards-winning essays and image groups, the case studies describe the creative ways subscribers in all disciplines are using the Artstor Digital Library in their teaching, research, and scholarship.

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ORGANIZATION
Four new curriculum guides in English Literature
Good news for English instructors: We have four new Curriculum Guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–covering different aspects of English Literature, each created by experts in the field.

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AGREEMENTS
New agreements for 71,000 new imagesReflections after Ramadan
We have seven new collections and additions to an expanded collection coming soon: UBC Museum of Anthropology and UBC Library, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum, The Menil Collection, Glenstone, William Randolph Hearst Archive (Long Island University), and additional images from SFMOMA.

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DISCOVERY
Reflections after Ramadan

The practices that you learn during the month-long holiday of Ramadan carry you throughout the year, writes Artstor's Ayesha Akhtar.

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TIP AND TOOLS
Shared Shelf Tips: Publishing to Omeka

Learn how to publish to an Omeka site and check out this list of awesome Omeka sites your colleagues have built using the Shared Shelf plugin

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SUMMARY
This month: Agnes Martin, looking back on Ramadan, preserving Palmyra, new crowdsourcing software, case studies for inspiration, enthusiasm for CIC collaboration, new English Lit curriculum guides, performance videos, lots of upcoming collections, and publishing your content to an Omeka site.

WEBINAR
The Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf: A Complete Solution
Discover how the Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf work together to provide a complete solution for accessing, sharing and managing images and media.

September 22, 2:00 PM ET October 8, 2:00 PM ET


WEBINAR
Artstor for AP® courses

Learn about Artstor's Teaching Resources designed to accompany various Advanced Placement® Curricula including the most recent AP® Art History, United States History and European History courses..

September 22, 6:00 PM ET October 6, 6:00 PM ET


WEBINAR
The Do's and Don'ts of Image Copyright and Image Use
This webinar will outline safe ways to use images from the Digital Library and outline non-permitted uses.

September 23, 3:00 PM ET


WEBINAR
Unique Use Cases: Learn how Shared Shelf is being used by subscribers

Learn how faculty, librarians, and students at a range of colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego and NYU as well as a host of Shared Shelf Commons participants are using Shared Shelf.

September 25, 10:00 AM ET


WEBINAR
Making the Most of Your Presentations: Artstor Digital Library Resources for Teaching and Presenting
Presenting images with the Image Viewer, downloading images and groups, exporting to Powerpoint or as a zip file, and the OIV (Offline Image Viewer).

September 25, 12:00 PM ET


WEBINAR
How Did they do that? Case Studies for Teaching with Artstor
Find out how the Artstor Digital Library is enhancing teaching and research at institutions ranging from K-12 to colleges, universities, and museums.

October 1, 1:00 PM ET


WEBINAR
Introduction to Shared Shelf: Features and Functionality
Learn all the features and benefits of Shared Shelf.

September 28, 2:00 PM ET October 15, 2:30 PM ET


WEBINAR
Artstor Digital Library for Music
Highlights how images in the Artstor Digital Library could be used in a Music course

September 29, 11:00 AM ET


WEBINAR
What can you do with the Artstor Digital Library?
Learn about how faculty, librarians, and students at a range of colleges and universities are using the Artstor Digital Library for various projects and classes.

October 14, 12:00 AM ET


a) Agnes Bernice Martin, Waters, 1962, Seattle Art Museum. © 2008 Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York b) Palmyra; theatre exterior from south. Date of photograph: 1977. Image and original data provided by Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom. c) Jacki Apple & Martine Aballea, Artists Reading, 1977. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, Moving image and original data provided by Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.; franklinfurnace.org d) Northern Ghana; Yendi: People gathered for Ramadan Festival, 1977, Photographed by Herbert Cole.

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