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Nestorian Cross. 1260-1368. Image courtesy of the Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection, Drew University.

Nestorian Cross. 1260-1368. Image courtesy of the Mark W. Brown Nestorian Cross Collection, Drew University.

Join Drew University librarians Jennifer Heise and Andrew Bonamici to learn how they use JSTOR Forum to manage a wide range of digital collections, including student work, campus history, and the second largest collection of Nestorian crosses in the world. Not sure what a Nestorian cross is? Tune in to find out (and explore the public collection below)!

We’ll be covering everything from how to select from among competing digital projects to promoting them once they’ve been published, and then taking your questions!

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST
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Can’t make it? This webinar is being recorded, sign up to listen later.

Browse Drew University’s public collections at library.artstor.org:

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Yaxchilán lintel 25, image and data courtesy the Kerr Archive.

As part of Artstor’s commitment to support high school faculty in teaching AP® Art History, we are pleased to have Professor Heather Madar back to share her Chief Reader’s Report on the results of the exam.

In her one-hour presentation she will share observations about student performance in the third year of the revised AP format, and provide suggestions for teachers about best practices in the teaching of AP Art History. We’ll focus on helping teachers understand the nature of the exam, its relationship to the curriculum framework, and the scoring methodology used. The session will conclude with audience questions and the opportunity for informal discussion. (more…)

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us-welcome-webinarJoin us for a webinar discussing how we build our diverse collections on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 PM ET.

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Artstor launched a record number of images in 2017 across diverse subject areas—including photography, decorative arts, and modern and contemporary art—and 2018 promises to be another prolific year. In this webinar our in-house experts will present highlights from recent and upcoming releases and provide a look behind the scenes from the metadata perspective, with a focus on the challenges of collection-building and how to ensure optimal discoverability. (more…)

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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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