ARTstor Trial During November

November 6, 2006

The Library will be running a trial of the ARTstor database from November 6-20th.  ARTstor is an database including over 500,000 images.  ARTstor was founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to “use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields.”  While many people consider art historians the primary users of the database, it is truly an interdisciplinary tool.  Please take a minute to explore the database and submit feedback via the comment section below.

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One Response to “ARTstor Trial During November”

  1. Wendy Says:

    This is a really neat collection, although it’s not the most user friendly interface in the world. The pop-up blocker thing is annoying, and the collection can be a bit overwhelming, if you don’t have a good grasp of what you are looking for.

    I think the best use of this would be for teaching. Art History is obvious, but there are a lot of different ways to use the materials here to teach more about visual culture and support other classes in the humanities. I think it might take some concerted exploration and marketing, though, to make sure that this kind of resource is used effectively.


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