Attention all UChicago image users—the ARTstor Digital is currently down. ARTstor conducted a service upgrade this morning and there is currently a disruption in service where user logins are not working. We’ll post back as soon as we know more, and let us know at email@example.com if we can help with anything.
ARTstor is hosting some online training webinars during February to cover a variety of general topics as well as subject-specific content. The “What Can You Do With ARTstor?” session on February 7 at 12pm EST will cover finding, managing, and sharing content in image groups, PowerPoint presentations, and work folders among other things.
For more information or to register for a webinar, check out ARTstor’s Online Training schedule.
ARTstor recently released almost 13,000 images from the University of Delaware and Washington University in St. Louis for inclusion with the Digital Public Library of America. To date, ARTstor has contributed almost 30,000 images from its to the DPLA, and there is an ongoing initiative to add more content.
For more information, check out the images that ARTstor has contributed to the DPLA to date!
And if you want to see the whole set of images that are in ARTstor’s Shared Shelf Commons (a free, open access image library, you can check those out, too!
Via ARTstor Blog
Just in time for finals! You can use image groups in ARTstor to quiz yourself for Image ID tests when you’re using ARTstor on a mobile device. The image groups can be saved in your own personal work folder, or be in an institutional group that your instructor created for you.
After opening the image group, open an image, and click the link below that reads “Switch to Flash Card.” This will allow you to click through the images in the group without providing caption information. In order to bring up the caption information, tap the center of the image. To move back and forth in the image group, use the left and right arrows.
To check out the flashcard feature, navigate to ARTstor Mobile on your device and get studying!
Via ARTstor Blog
You can now download groups of images from ARTstor at the same time as a zip file. Previously, you had to download images individually.
To use the new feature, make sure the images you want to download are saved as an image group. (pro tip: If you want to save everything on a page, go to Organize > Select all images on page > Organize > Save selected images to > New or Existing image group.) Open the image group, and then click on the icon of a file folder with a downwards pointing arrow on it. After accepting ARTstor’s terms and conditions, a zipped folder with image and data files will download.
For a video tutorial of how to use the new service, check out ARTstor’s YouTube video on Image Group Download.
In August, ARTstor made several improvements to the ARTstor Digital Library, including:
- Export 2,000 images to PowerPoint in a 120-day period with up to 150 images per download. (Was previously 1,000 images in a 120-day period).
- Browse through image groups from the Image Group Panel. After opening an Image Group, there will be a tab in the Image Group panel where you can navigate to another image group.
If you have any questions about ARTstor’s new (or old!) features, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the VRC.
Hey, new graduate students! If you were previously studying at another institution and would like to transfer your former ARTstor account, please contact ARTstor User Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to create a new account.
Please do not hesitate to contact the VRC if you encounter any difficulties. For more information, please see ARTstor FAQs.
ARTstor is performing temporary scheduled maintenance tomorrow morning between 6 am and 9 am EST. For those in Chicago, that means the ARTstor Digital Library will be temporarily suspended between 5 am and 8 am CST.
Please let us know if you have any problems!
ARTstor and the Guggenheim recently released more than 5,000 installation views from some of the Guggenheim’s landmark exhibitions from the 1990s to the present. In addition, 1,000 installation views from the Guggenheim locations in Bilbao and Venice will be added. 200 contemporary and historic images of the three museums’ architecture will join the installation views.
Search Tip: There are many other installation and exhibition views available in ARTstor, and to search for them, try adding different keywords to your search terms, including “installation view” or “exhibition [and the exhibition’s title].”
Via ARTstor Blog
ARTstor recently added a feature to save searches within the ARTstor Digital Library. The theory behind this feature is that with ARTstor’s growing collections of content, it’s highly likely that additional results for your search parameters will become available in the future. By saving your search, you can quickly get an updated pool of results when you run it again.
In order to use this feature, you must be logged into your ARTstor account. For more information on creating an ARTstor account, click here. ARTstor describes how to save your searches:
After you perform a search, you will see an option to Save this search in the upper right of the thumbnail page of search results. Click on it, then click Save and enter a name for your saved search. You can save up to 30 searches.
To run a saved search record, click My saved searches near the search box on the front page of the Digital Library or on a search results page.
Done with a particular saved search? To delete it, click on My saved searches, then click on the X next to the search you want to delete. You’ll see a prompt asking if you want to delete it; click Yes and you’re finished.
Via ARTstor Blog