Have you noticed that the digital art library database, Artstor, looks different? You may have thought, Wow! No more pop up windows or Flash needed when I want to look at an image, but where did my instructor privileges go? What’s IIIF? Maybe you are new to Artstor and aren’t quite knowledgeable of everything it has to offer. Are you a student working on a group project and you need to share a group of images between all the members? Are you an Art History student studying works of art for an exam? There’s a quiz mode to help you ace the test.
New changes to Artstor also means bountiful information on how to use the newly updated digital art library database. This post shares some resources to get you started so you can soon be a master! If you ever get stuck, don’t hesitate to ask for help from the library. Find my contact information at the bottom of this post. Instruction and Reference librarian, Chris Filstrup, liaison to the Art department, can also help.
Artstor how-to resources:
- Artstor has a YouTube channel. Visit the link for videos specifically for Artstor Digital Library: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO02jn_Rv19qfosyGkk3oZ6g6bo9Xp68o
- Sign up for the Mastering Artstor Newsletter.
- Email their support team: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I highly recommend this self-paced tutorial (below) especially if you save image groups, share image groups, and present using Artstor images. This tutorial also explains your viewing permissions when accessing the database off campus.
- Demo from Biblissima of a digital project that uses IIIF to reconstruct medieval manuscripts with the illuminations that were cut out. http://demos.biblissima-condorcet.fr/chateauroux/demo/
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