AskArt & JSTOR update

One site that you've probably run into when you're doing regular web searches for artists is AskArt. The unfortunate thing about AskArt on the web is that there are all kinds of features that are inaccessible unless you subscribe to the site. This summer, however, the library subscribed to the academic version of AskArt, which gives you access to all those artist bios, images, auction prices, etc.


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OIV 3.1

ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer (OIV) has been updated! The new version is available for download and features:
- presentations that automatically scale to projector resolution
- better text formatting in the slide editor
- easier installation in lab and networked settings
- auto-generated slides now add descriptive data for you

To download OIV 3.1, log in to your ARTstor account, then go to the Tools menu.

ARTstor beta!

The long-awaited update to the ARTstor platform was released in beta today!

Film fundraising

I just ran across this podcast about "strategies and resources for financing your film, video, or media project" courtesy of the Foundation Center in SF. Lots of good advice from the Film Arts Foundation and the Bay Area Video Coalition about:

Images for Academic Publishing

ARTstor has added 1,700 images to their "Images for Academic Publishing" collection. These downloadable high-resolution digital images are available to scholars for free-of-charge use in academic publications.

The total collection now holds over 3,300 from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Western Hemisphere's most comprehensive art museum.

To find these images, search “IAP” in ARTstor.

Bay Area Libraries Map

Oxford Art Online

Tucked away on our cozy little dictionaries and encyclopedias page is the new Oxford Art Online (OAO) database (aka Grove Art Online). It's a great source for information on slightly obscure art topics that can otherwise be difficult to find online:
  • art movements like Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (OAO vs.

Book art winners

Congratulations to Kristin Olson, first prize winner in the first annual CCA Libraries Book Art Competition! Kristin's book, Sickbed Blues, will become a part of the CCA Libraries' permanent artists' books collection, and she will be awarded a $200 acquisition prize. Congratulations also go to honorable mention awardees Ehren Reed and Alison Yates, as well as the other 13 artists who participated!

New Images in ARTstor!

Storyville Portrait, E.J. Bellocq, c. 1912


JSTOR logo We recently gained full-text online access to over 150 journals in the arts and humanities through a new subscription to JSTOR.

Ecolect at CCA

The folks at Ecolect, an online community for sustainable design, recently trekked over to CCA's New Material

Book Art Competition

To promote excellence in bookmaking, Meyer Library is sponsoring the first annual CCA Student Book Art Competition, with a top prize of $200!

Each year one book by a CCA student will be selected for inclusion in the library's artist book collection. The book as an expressive art form can be made from many types of materials and created in many media. Some have words; some are purely visual.

Whitney Biennial

If you can't get to New York for the Whitney Biennial, check out virtual views from the New York Times.

Film literature

We added a link to the Film Literature Index (FLI) on our articles page recently. You can search the FLI for articles from over 150 film and television periodicals published between 1976-2001. When you find a citation for an article in the FLI, search for the periodical title in the Journal Finder to see how you can access the article at CCA.
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