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UScoll8Each year we hold user group meetings at VRA and ARLIS (conferences focusing on art librarianship and the use of visual resources in education, respectively) to give our core community of librarians the latest Artstor news and answer their questions. This year, we met with groups from around the country in New York and Philadelphia to share updates about Artstor’s platform and collections, and engaged in lively discussions about the new site and what’s to come. For those unable to attend, we’re providing a roundup of our sessions. (more…)

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The Bear Dance by William Holbrook Beard.

William Holbrook Beard. The Bear Dance. c. 1870. Image and original data courtesy New York Historical Society Museum & Library.

 

Artstor will be attending the 2018 Visual Resources Association conference in Philadelphia, where we will be holding Artstor and JSTOR Forum user group meetings. Plus, our legal counsel will be joining a panel discussion about recent rights questions in museums and higher education. And finally, don’t forget to come by our table at Wednesday night’s happy hour for a chat over drinks!

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nais logo 2018Attending the NAIS Conference in Atlanta this year? So are we! Stop by booth #32, where we can show you the latest tools in Artstor and JSTOR designed to help students develop strong research skills and support faculty in the classroom.

College readiness is essential and using academic resources trusted by more than 10,000 institutions in 176 countries helps faculty put students on the path to success. We will show you how to use JSTOR’s innovative tools like Text Analyzer, My Lists, and subject-specific resources like Understanding Shakespeare.

In Artstor you will discover a new interface with tools perfectly geared for the classroom, including teaching resources for Advanced Placement® Art History, European History, and US History courses, as well as easy presentation tools that allow faculty to take students on a virtual field trip to the world’s major heritage sites.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Jordan Sears-Zeve, Institutional Development Manager, K12 and Secondary Schools
Dana Howard, Senior Education and Outreach Manager, Secondary Schools

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The Awakening. 1915. Henry Mayer. Image and original data courtesy Cornell University – PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography.

Join us for a webinar demonstrating research practices for novice researchers with the topic of the history of women’s suffrage in the United States from the mid-19th to early 20th century.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will explore some useful collections alongside the rich content and tools available in both JSTOR and Artstor. We’ll show you how you can build a lesson around primary sources including images, historical documents, and contemporary essays debating universal enfranchisement, then connect them to academic research for context.

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST.

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Can’t make the live event? All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session.

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Emmanuel Wyttenbach, Book cover to an Illustrated Tourist Guide of Noted Summer & Winter Resorts of California, published by: H. S. Crocker & Co., ca. 1870-80. Image and original data provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

College Art Association Annual Conference
February 21-24 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Meet Artstor’s Education & Outreach team in the exhibition hall at booth #336. We’d love to say hello and chat about your work and your experience using the new Artstor.

Are you a faculty member who uses images to teach? If you would be willing to share your experiences with us after the conference, please visit the booth to sign up to for a user research interview with our product team. You’ll get an Amazon gift card–and our eternal gratitude–as a thank you.

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[Fool's Cap Map of the World]. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

[Fool’s Cap Map of the World]. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

We are all accustomed to illustrated lectures for art history, so why not those in other subjects?
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AP Annual Conference
July 26-30, 2017
Washington, DC

Dana Howard, Artstor’s Senior Education & Outreach Manager for Secondary Schools, will be leading two sessions alongside fellow experts:

Enhancing Common Skill Sets among Studio and Art History Students
Saturday, July 29th, 10:15–11:30 AM

Dr. Virginia Spivey, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Artstor’s Dana Howard will show how art history and studio art instructors can benefit from a process of critique that brings the two practices into focus. In this session, participants will practice using critique as a method of art historical instruction and learn to design frameworks that show art history as an evolving body of knowledge rooted in European tradition and now understood in a global context.

Making Time to Teach: Curate and Organize Content for AP Art History
Saturday, July 29th, 2:30–3:45 PM

Rebecca A. Stone-Danahy, Upper School Visual Arts Educator at Ashley Hall, joins Artstor’s Dana Howard to discuss and demonstrate the process of curating research, images, websites, and resources for instructional use. Participants will learn how to use a variety of organizational tools in Google, Evernote, and Artstor to gather and store teaching content with tips on how to use with any LMS platform.

Learn more at the AP Conference website.

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