March 27, 2013

ARTstor Digital Library drops Java



We are happy to announce an update that will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. In the near future, single image downloads will be delivered in zip files.

ARTstor has been using Java for downloads of individual images, but recently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began recommending that Java be disabled due to security concerns. After our update, users who download single image files will receive a zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the associated metadata. In addition to removing the need for Java, using zip will allow ARTstor to pursue other feature enhancements, such as additional options for image group downloads.

For some users, mainly those on PCs, it will be necessary to install software such as 7Zip to unzip their downloads. Please do take this time to make users at you institution aware of this impending change. We will of course be providing updated help documentation.

Kind regards,

ARTstor User Services Team

March 26, 2013

Two new titles in the Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Religion and Culture


March 25, 2013

JSTOR Updates | March 25, 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.

Previously Missing Issues

Indian Economic Review (Arts & Sciences IX
Coverage:
New Series, Vol. 4, No. 1 (April, 1969);
New Series, Vol. 5, No. 2 (October, 1970);
New Series, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-2 (April- October, 1974);
New Series, Vol. 13, Nos. 1-2 (April- October, 1978)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
ISSN: 0019-46703



Previously Withdrawn Titles Return to the Archive

Journal of Field Archaeology (Arts & Sciences II)
Coverage: Vol. 32, Nos. 1-4 (Spring-Winter, 2007)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Maney Publishing
ISSN: 0093-4690
Studies in Conservation (Arts & Sciences III))
Coverage: Vol. 51, No. 1 (2006) - Vol. 52, No. 4 (2007)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Maney Publishing on behalf of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
ISSN: 0039-3630


Updates for Zero Moving Wall Titles 

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Arts & Sciences II
Coverage: (Spring, 2012)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: The Brookings Institution
ISSN: 0007-2303
Previously Missing Issues 

Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghanae (Arts & Sciences IX)
Coverage: Vol. 9 (1968)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Historical Society of Ghana
ISSN: 0855-3246X
 
  
  

March 18, 2013

ARTstor and Condé Nast collaborating to share 25,000 images


Condé NastARTstor has reached an agreement with Condé Nast to share 25,000 images of cartoons from The New Yorker, highlights from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography, and selections from the Fairchild Photo Service.
The images in these collections will be of great assistance in teaching a myriad of subjects like history, literature, and fashion. The New Yorker’s cartoons are legendary for their incisive wit and for shedding light on the dominant topics of every era, from the Depression to the Internet. The magazine’s cartoonists include renowned figures like, Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Otto Soglow, William Steig, James Thurber, and Gahan Wilson. The Condé Nast Collection, containing images dating back to 1892, represents one of the world’s greatest collections of magazine photography, encompassing fashion, celebrity, and lifestyle photography from publications such as House & GardenGlamour, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. The Fairchild Photo Service, comprised of more than three million photos gathered over six decades, is the fashion world’s preeminent image gallery.
Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also ownsFairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Condé Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined. For more information, visit condenast.com or follow them on Twitter @CondeNastCorp.
The ARTstor Digital Library provides 1.5 million images in the arts and sciences and a Workspace to search, browse, present, and save images both online and offline for teaching and research purposes. ARTstor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to further education and scholarship through digital technologies. For more information, visit artstor.org

March 08, 2013

Library Satisfaction Survey Winners


The  LibQUAL+ Library Survey Winners are:
     Karina Pelayo (student winner) with Ted Goshulak, University Librarian


     Harold Shaffrick (staff/faculty winner)


With just under 500 surveys being completed (results being tabulated) the winners of the Acer tablet and TWU 50th Anniversary travel mug (with Tim Horton's gift card) are:

Karina Pelayo (2nd yr SAMC student)
Harold Shaffrick (IT business analyst)

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey!

Alloway Library @ TWU

March 07, 2013

Journal of Field Archaeology and Studies in Conservation re-join JSTOR

Journal of Field Archaeology, which previously withdrew from JSTOR, has re-joined JSTOR as of February 25, 2013. Participants in the Arts & Sciences II archive collection will have access to the back-run of Journal of Field Archaeology and will see content added each year. The full list of titles included in the Arts & Sciences II collection is available on the JSTOR website.

Journal of Field Archaeology 
JSTOR collection: Arts & Sciences II
Coverage: 1974-2007 (Vols. 1-32)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Maney Publishing
ISSN: 0093-4690

Studies in Conservation, which previously withdrew from JSTOR, has re-joined JSTOR as of February 25, 2013. Participants in the Arts & Sciences III archive collection will have access to the back-run of Studies in Conservation and will see content added each year. The full list of titles included in the Arts & Sciences III collection is available on the JSTOR website.

Studies in Conservation
JSTOR collection: Arts & Sciences III
Coverage: 1952-2007 (Vols. 1-52)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Maney Publishing on behalf of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
ISSN: 0039-3630