ARTstor adds collections of O’Keefe and Rivera

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Approximately 830 images from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum are now available in ARTstor. This first release of images to the collection includes paintings, drawings, and sculpture dating from 1901 to 1984. The complete collection in ARTstor will include all of the museum’s works by O’Keeffe, representing the entire range of O’Keeffe’s oeuvre, from her early experiments with abstraction to mature works.

ARTstor is also collaborating with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to add approximately 1,380 images of works by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886-1957) to the Digital Library. The images will be digitized from a rare collection of photographs that was created in conjunction with the seminal 1986 exhibition “Diego Rivera: A Retrospective” at the DIA to mark the 100th anniversary of Rivera’s birth. The DIA is the home of Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco cycle (1932-1933), the most important work by the artist in the United States. The photographs for the retrospective provide comprehensive documentation of Rivera’s works, including frescos, paintings, and works on paper. Of particular note are images of preparatory cartoons, drawings, and notebooks that have never been published and have since been dispersed and acquired by private collections.

HW Wilson Cinema Image database trial

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H.W. Wilson has provided UML with trial access for the month of October to Cinema Image Gallery. For a link to the trial, go the UML Library Database Trial and New Resources  page.

With over 150,000 images including a treasure-trove of over 4,000 poster art and lobby cards used to promote the movies, Cinema Image Gallery is one of the world’s most comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry.

Cinema Image Gallery presents the history of movie-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production: directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design as well as hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern TV: comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars of this medium.

In addition, Cinama Image Gallery offers these special features:

  • All images rights cleared for education use.
  • Links to reviews and other articles about the titles.
  • Links to full video, free online, for almost 100 films. Examples: A Farewell to Arms (1932), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1945), Cyrano De Bergerac (1950), Our Town (1940), and Birth of a Nation (1915).
  • Portrait photography and biographies of the stars of film and TV.
  • Links to biographies.
  • Search by Title, Director, Actor Names, Genre, Country of Production, Subject of Film, Screenwriter, Awards (Academy Award, Best Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild)
  • ARTstor to host Museum of Modern Art images

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    ARTstor will share more than 1,400 images of works from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) permanent collection. The works, selected from the Department of Painting and Sculpture, represent a comprehensive overview of major artists and artistic movements from the late 19th century to the present, including masterworks by Umberto Boccioni, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Natalia Goncharova, Frida Kahlo, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Fernand Léger, Rene Magritte, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Auguste Rodin, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol, among others. These selections will join two other collections that MoMA has shared through ARTstor for scholarly and educational use: the Architecture and Design and the Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection from The Museum of Modern Art Archives.

    ARTstor adds 3 new functionalities

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    ARTstor has released three new features in an effort to improve the tools and functionalities available in the Digital Library.  
    1) Save detail to image group
    You will now see an icon (  ) in the ARTstor Image Viewer that allows you to zoom in and save a particular detail of an image to an image group. With this new feature, full views and multiple details of an image may appear together in any given group, as well as be exported for use in the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) or PowerPoint. This ability to save and share multiple views of the same image helps to meet the many teaching, research, and presentation needs of the ARTstor community. Learn more.(
    2) Nested folders
    ARTstor has also enhanced the functionality of folders in the Digital Library. Instructor-level users can now create nested sub-folders that can be moved easily from one folder to another by dragging and dropping. For example, you may build draft versions of your image groups in a private folder and simply drag them to a public folder when they are ready to be shared. The addition of nested folders allows you to organize ARTstor content in ways that are meaningful and intuitive to you. Learn more.  (
    3) Export image group to PowerPoint
    ARTstor has released a new feature to Instructor-level users that streamlines the process of exporting images and descriptive data from ARTstor. You may now export image groups to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in just a few clicks. When viewing an image group, look for the Export to PowerPoint icon (  ) in the utility bar or click Tools > Export to PowerPoint. The resulting PowerPoint file will include:   
    • A title slide displaying the name of the image group.
    • Individual slides for each image in the group, in the order in which they appear in the image group.
    • ARTstor descriptive data for each image, appearing in the notes field of each slide.
    • Embedded hyperlinks in each image that will launch the ARTstor Image Viewer when clicked in presentation mode (requires web access).

    ARTstore updates

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    ARTstor is collaborating with the World Monument Fund (WMF) to share approximately 2,000 images of architecture and monuments from the around the world. The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is threatened by neglect, vandalism, conflict, or disaster. The collection in ARTstor will consist of images documenting various Watch List sites and monuments, with a particular focus on art and architecture.

    Now Available: More than 1,000 additional images from the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThis latest release brings the total number of images from the Metropolitan to more than 8,700 in the ARTstor Digital Library. Hundreds of these new images are also being made available through Images for Academic Publishing (IAP), now totaling 6,462 images in the Digital Library.

    Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) seeks to facilitate scholarship in the arts by reducing the costs associated with publishing images in academic journals and similar publications. Image providers participating in IAP have supplied publication-quality images and agreed to make them available free-of-charge for use in scholarly publications. As a service to the community, ARTstor has developed the software to deliver these publication-quality images to users.

    ARTstor users can download IAP images by providing some basic information and agreeing to the IAP Terms & Conditions of Use. To find an image that is available through IAP, simply add “IAP” to your search criteria. IAP images will have an icon reading “IAP” located directly beneath their thumbnail image.

    In addition to AIP images offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ARTstor also offers 3,900 images from the Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College).


    Two new trials from World Trade Press

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    World Trade Press has provided UMass Lowell with two unlimited trials for the month of September, 2009: Global Road Warrior and A-toZ Maps Online.

    Global Road Warrior provides up to 97 categories of topics to explore, including maps, photographs, travel and business information, and cultural reports, about 175 countries and territories from around the world. As stated in their promotional material: “you can find accurate world data and become a roving globetrotter without leaving your desk. Using this database is like getting a ticket for a trip around the world.” A bit overstated perhaps, but it does look like a valuable collection of data that would be of benefit to any wouldbe or wannabe global traveller.

    A-to-Z Maps Online claims to be “the world’s largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps.” Over 4,000 are offered in 25 different categories that range from animal distribution to weather maps and antique collecting to volcano maps. Perhaps the best advantage is that all of the maps are royalty free and therefore can be downloaded and used freely in presentations and even publications.

    Links to these trials are available on the library’s Trials and New Resources page.