From the press release:

In a new initiative designed to assist scholars with teaching, study, and the publication of academic works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will distribute, free of charge, high-resolution digital images from an expanding array of works in its renowned collection for use in academic publications. This new service, which is effective immediately, is available through ARTstor, a non-profit organization that makes art images available for educational use.

More information at the ARTstor site….


RDA: The Next Generation of AACR (10‑11 a.m. or 2‑3 p.m. MT): Have you heard about Resource Description and Access (RDA) yet? This next edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, currently in development, promises change in cataloging practices in much of the English-speaking world. Learn about what’s anticipated to change and what’s not, in this live, online discussion.

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Ei is pleased to offer complimentary online training sessions. Topical sessions last approximately 30 minutes and are delivered online via Microsoft ‘Live Meeting.’ All sessions are conducted by Ei Librarian and Training Manager, Gali Halevi, MLS.

March 20th: Refine, Analyze and Present: How to effectively use faceted search results on Engineering Village to refine a search, analyze and present results.

March 27th: Knowledge Organization, Discovery and Sharing Using Tags and Groups

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QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture, Columbia University
Over 900 Quick Time Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas of world architecture from the Visual Media Center at Columbia University have been added to the ARTstor Digital Library. More

Brunelleschi and Ghiberti’s “competition panels” from the Bargello
ARTstor sponsored photography by Antonio Quattrone of Lorenzo Ghiberi and Filippo Brunelleschi’s “competition panels” can now be accessed through the ARTstor Digital Library.  More

NetLibrary eBook of the Month
From the Press Release:

“Ireland is steeped in history, tradition and culture, making it one of the most popular vacation destinations worldwide. Its story is told in centuries‑old castles, stone circles strategically placed to shine in the winter solstice moon, and, of course, in its pubs, where local residents gladly share a pint and a tale.

Written by Irish native Tina Neylon, the March eBook of the Month will open your eyes to the astonishing treasures of this ancient Island, showing you how to experience Ireland directly and intensely—as a participant not just a spectator. You’ll join in the pub life of Dublin, meet the people through theater and music groups, visit the lake where St. Patrick first landed in 442 AD and find some of the finest golf courses in the world. Packed with essential information for the adventure‑minded traveler, this guide is a comprehensive introduction to the people, the places, and the culture of Ireland

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