Category Archives: ARTstor

Banishing Dissention

The ARTstor digital library is a subscription based database of over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. It also includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research, such as the ability to save … Continue reading

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Image group download in ARTstor

If you use images from the ARTstor digital library to teach, you might already be familiar with the export to Powerpoint tool. Recently, ARTstor has added another tool to help users utilize images from its database. The image group download … Continue reading

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New Year, New Site!

The Visual Resources Center is pleased to announce the launch of their new website! Find images! Discover tools for editing, presenting and preserving visual materials! Get help and further resources! The new website contains much of the same content as … Continue reading

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Expanded Google Art Project: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Finding High Resolution Images

When Google introduced its Art Project last year, it made a big splash amongst art aficionados, educators, artists, curators, and researchers. There were 1,000 images available from 17 different institutions worldwide, enabling views to zoom in to view incredibly close details. However, almost all … Continue reading

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New features in ARTstor

For those of you who are frequent fliers at, you may have noticed a few new features recently. If not, don’t fret: you can read about it here. One of my personal wishes that has just now come true … Continue reading

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Archivision now available campus-wide through ARTstor

Formerly available only to the faculty and students of the UI Architecture Department, the University Library has purchased a campus wide subscription for Archivision.  The Archivision Digital Research Library is currently comprised of 47,000 images of architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, … Continue reading

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ARTstor Mobile

All 1,000,000+ images from the ARTstor Digital Library are now accessible through iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch to registered ARTstor users. ARTstor Mobile provides read-only features such as searching, browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. Also try the … Continue reading

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New ARTstor filtered search

If you’ve been searching for images in ARTstor this morning, you may have noticed that there are now a few extra options to filter your search results page. Click on the tab that says “narrow your results,” and a column … Continue reading

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ARTstor and the University of Illinois Library Announce Collaboration

ARTstor is collaborating with the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to share approximately 9,100 images from a variety of special collections in the ARTstor Digital Library. The collection in ARTstor will consist of images digitized from … Continue reading

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ARTstor’s Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

Ever notice the little icons below the image thumbnails while you’re browsing ARTstor? One of the icons simply says “IAP,” which means images for academic publishing. This ARTstor program “seeks to facilitate scholarship in the arts by reducing the costs … Continue reading

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Making flashcards in ARTstor

Spending hours making flashcards for exams? Why not let ARTstor do the work for you. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to do this. 1. Register for an ARTstor account and login. If you don’t know how to register for … Continue reading

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Beta testing of Shared Shelf software

The University of Illinois Library and the College of Fine and Applied Arts have partnered with ARTstor, the Society of Architectural Historians and seven other colleges and universities on a new initiative called “Shared Shelf” to support the use of … Continue reading

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ARTstor–Not just for the art department!

The University of Illinois’s subscription to ARTstor, a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images, serves users in a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical … Continue reading

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Saskia Art Images from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) now in University of Illinois institutional collections in ARTstor

Recently the University Library had ARTstor load the Saskia Image Collection into our institutional collections area of ARTstor.  We have access to this wonderful resource through our membership in the CARLI Consortium.  You will find the Saskia collection listed under … Continue reading

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