February 28, 2013

ARTstor News - Feb 2013


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Discovery
Sofonisba Anguissola | Game of Chess with Portraits of the Painter's Three Sisters and a Servant | 1555 | Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan, Poland | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com | Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Discover some of our notable resources on the topic on our Women's Studies post; learn about women artists in the Travel Award-winning essay REPRESENT: Women Artists in the Western Tradition; read our interview with feminist icon Judy Chicago; compare the common attributes of Judith and other biblical heroines (and one villain); and explore an anonymous 19th-century artist's support of women's suffrage via a quilt.
Karen Finley | A Woman's Life Isn't Worth Much | 5/18/1990 | Originally at Franklin Furnace, New York, NYPantheon; Interior view #1 | 118-126 CE | QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (Columbia University) | Visual Media Center; learn.columbia.edu
Karen Finley: "Straight from the gut"
Women's History Month is also the ideal time to highlight the work of Karen Finley, the world-renowned and controversial performance artist, author, and playwright whose work has addressed issues such as sexuality, abuse, and American politics from an uncompromising feminist perspective.
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Confessions of an overworked high school teacher: Dana Howard, ARTstor's new Senior K-12 Relationship Manager, writes about the joy of belatedly discovering all the new features and content in the Digital Library.
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Collection agreements
Images from the permanent collection of The National Gallery, London
ARTstor is collaborating with The National Gallery, London to share images of every painting in the museum's permanent collection in the Digital Library.
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Images documenting installations exhibited at the Mattress Factory
ARTstor Digital Library and the Mattress Factory have reached an agreement to share 12,000 images documenting installations exhibited at the museum since its opening in 1977.
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Images from the permanent collection of the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
ARTstor is collaborating with the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens to share approximately 1,100 images from its permanent collection in the Digital Library.
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Tips & tools
René Magritte | The Eye, c. 1932/35 | The Art Institute of Chicago Collection | © 2009 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkARTstor Mobile to the rescue
ARTstor Mobile to the rescue! Watch this video to see how Sarah Martha Shipman, an MFA candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design, uses the Digital Library on her mobile device.
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February 18, 2013

Three new CCO titles available



February 14, 2013

New Business & Finance Online Resource Available

With ongoing funding provided by the TWU School of Business, the Alloway Library has added a new online resource in the area of business and finance research. PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial research on major privately-held companies (MPCs). In the United States alone, there are over 150,000 operating firms that each bring in over $10 million in annual revenues, yet the traditional business media focuses almost exclusively on the same 15,000 publicly traded companies. By combining the very best financial analysts, editorial quality review, market research, and our proprietary data technology, PrivCo is dedicated to producing intelligent, in-depth business and financial research on the other 90% of major corporations. From elusive private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more.In short, PrivCo brings you the most accurate, reliable, and exclusive private company financial data available anywhere.

Click here to access PrivCo (authentication may be required)

February 12, 2013

Site Availability for Primal Pictures


Wolters Kluwer Health | Ovid

Site Availability for Primal Pictures 

Dear Ovid Customer:
Due to routine server maintenance, Primal Pictures will not be available Wednesday, February 13, 2013 for approximately 2 hours beginning at 3:00 pm EST (8:00 pm GMT).

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at support@ovid.com.
Regards,
Wolters Kluwer Health – Ovid

Early Canadiana Online Updates - February 2013

Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada
Canadiana.org and the Library of Parliament have announced a five-year collaborative effort to expand online access to the debates of the Parliament of Canada. This open-access service will support full-text searching of historical parliamentary debates in both official languages, bringing out massive amounts of new information for civic and scholarly analysis.

National Capital Commission Digital Library
Towards the end of 2012, Canadiana.org and the National Capital Commission (NCC) launched a project to digitize historic photographs and photographic slides held within the NCC library. These images have significant historic value and their digitization will permit far easier and faster access by NCC planners and architects.

A New Partnership in Newspaper Digitization
In collaboration with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and partners across the country, Canadiana.org is accelerating its work in digitizing historic newspapers. Access to LAC's newspaper collection, which contains microfilm records of thousands of newspapers across Canada, will allow us to keep digitization costs and processing times at a minimum.  Canadiana.org will also ensure long-term preservation and online access to these digitized newspapers through theCanadiana Discovery Portal. These additional services are offered at a minimal premium to the basic digitization cost.

Canada Treaty Series
Over the next few months the Jules Léger Digital Library, produced and hosted by Canadiana.org, will acquire roughly 45,000 pages from the Canada Treaty Series, the core collection of diplomatic documents signed by Canada with other nations. This project is part of an ongoing effort to digitize, preserve, and provide online access to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s most valuable documents.

Growth of collections: Periodicals and Local Histories
Digitization efforts between November 2012 and January 2013 have added more than 131,000 pages of original primary source materials to Early Canadiana Online. This new content is fairly evenly divided between the Early Canadian Periodicals project (over 1,500 periodical issues) and the upcoming Genealogy and Local History project, and features historically-significant magazines such as The Canadian Magazine and Everywoman’s WorldNew source documents in genealogy and local history include dozens of published family histories, such as La Famille Margane de Lavaltrie; local histories, such as The History of the County of Lennox and Addington; and a large selection of voter’s lists.

February 05, 2013

JSTOR Updates - January & February 2013

Multidisciplinary and Discipline-Specific Collections at JSTOR

The following is a list of JSTOR content updates. More detailed information about titles and collections, along with delimited lists, may be accessed from the Archive Collections page.
 For the full list of content updates, please visit our website here.

February 1, 2013 Release Content

New Titles

Afro-Hispanic Review (Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage: Vol. 1, No. 1 (January, 1982) – Vol. 28, No. 2 (Fall, 2009)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: William Luis
ISSN: 0278-8969

For the full list of February 1 Release updates, please visit our website here

January 18, 2013 Release Content

Moving Wall Decreases

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political (Arts & Sciences VI)
Coverage: Vol. 33, No. 1 (2008) – Vol. 34, No. 4 (2009)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
ISSN: 0304-3754
Note: By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall from 5 to 3 years.

For the full list of January 18 Release updates, please visit our website here

January 11, 2013 Release Content

Title Changes 

Studia Musicologica (Arts & Sciences III)
Coverage: Vol. 48, Nos. 1/2-3/4 (2007)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN: 1788-6244
Note: Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae became Studia Musicologica,beginning in 2007.

For the full list of January 11 Release updates, please visit our website here


For a full list of content updates, please visit our website here.

2011 Census - Products at the Forward Sortation Area (FSA) Level of Geography


FEBRUARY 5, 2013 RELEASE: 

The 2011 Census Dissemination Project and Geography Division are
pleased to announce the official release of the following
standard products from the 2011 Census at the forward
sortation area (FSA) level of geography.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time), sees the
official release, via the Internet, of the following
standard FSA products:

1. Topic-based tabulations

2. Census Profile (98-314-X2011008): Age, Sex, Marital
Status, Families, Households, Dwellings and Language
for Canada and Forward Sortation Areas, 2011 Census

3. Through the 'Geography' link in the left-hand side
bar, users will find sub-links to the Forward Sortation
the boundaries of 1,621 forward sortation areas derived
from postal codes OM captured from the 2011 Census of
Population questionnaires. Al so available, the Forward
Sortation Area Boundary File, Reference Guide
(92-179-GIE/GIF).

OM Postal code is an official mark of Canada Post Corporation.

These products can be accessed through a variety of gateways:

. Users can enter through today's 'New products and studies'
link from The Daily.
. Users can click on the Census of Canada link under the
'Features' heading  within the Statistics Canada website
home page and enter through the 'Data  products' and/or
'Geography' links in the left-hand side bar of the 2011
Census web module home page.

Users can continue to access XML versions of the 2011
Census Topic-based tabulations and Census Profile from
the Treasury Board's 'Open Data Portal, ' along with the
provision of the additional XML file download option
available within the census web module. A reminder
that for the Census profile, users have the ability to
extract the full data file in .IVT, .TAB and .CSV
formats from the census web module. However, for
topic-based tabulations, the full file is available
in .IVT format only (Beyond 20/20).

We hope this information will help you through today's
release of standard products from the 2011 Census at
the forward sortation area (FSA) level of geography.

Thank you.

Release of the updated version of the Health Profile & Health Trends (Statistics Canada) and Health Trends


Statistics Canada is pleased to announce the release of the updated
version of the Health Profile, January 2013 and Health Trends,
January 2013 Internet applications.

Health Statistics Division and the Census Internet Development Team
have updated the online Health Profile product to now include
selected health indicators for census metropolitan areas based on
the 2009-2010 Canadian Community Health Survey, 2007-2009 Vital
Statistics and 2006 Census. In addition, it has been updated with
2007-2009 data for potentially avoidable mortality for Canada,
provinces, territories, peer groups and health regions (see related
What's new for details).

The online Health Trends product has also been updated with 2010
low birth weight data (see related What's new for details).

Users can access the Health Profile or Health Trends Internet
applications within the Health in Canada module located in the
'Features' section on the Statistics Canada home page. Please
note that both Internet applications now conform to the recently
revised Government of Canada's website standards (new look and
design).

To enquire about the concepts, methods and data quality of
these data, please contact Health Statistics Division Data
Access and Information Services (613-951-1746;