Posts Tagged ‘websites’

ARTstor from off campus

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

NOTE: With the debut of a new UW Libraries website in September 2013, the “off-campus access” button is no longer needed. Simply navigate to a UW Libraries webpage with a link to ARTstor as described below. When you click on the ARTstor link, you will be prompted to login with your UW NetID. Then log into your ARTstor account if you want to be able to download images.

ARTstor and many other UW Libraries resources are restricted to UW users only. This means that when you are off campus, you must log in to use these resources. For ARTstor, the best place to start when off campus is this UW Libraries webpage. In the upper right of this page, you will see an “off-campus access” button. Click this and log in with your UW NetID. You should be returned to the same webpage after logging in, and you’ll see that the color of the “off-campus access” button has changed from red to green. You can now click on the Art & Design link in the middle of the page and then on the ARTstor link (or a link for any of the other resources on this site) and start using it.

Historical Maps and Google Maps

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The Scout Report from July 31st had an entry on the historical maps from the David Rumsey Collection that have been added to Google Maps. These are 18th and 19th century maps from around the world that have been scanned at very high resolution and overlaid onto the equivalent Google map. One can zoom in and/or adjust the transparency of the maps to compare the satellite based modern maps with the older cartography. These cannot be downloaded, but they would still be quite useful in the classroom.

Archives of American Art

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution has online access to images in their collection. The large images that would be best for presentation purposes are watermarked, but the watermarking is fairly subtle. It is possible to browse a variety of groupings or search.

Interactive Nolli Map of Rome

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Today’s edition of The Scout Report has an entry on the interactive version of the Nolli Map of Rome that has been put on the web by the University of Oregon. The map engine is flash-based, which means it is not possible to right-click (ctrl-click on a Mac) to save a portion. However, on a Mac, it is possible to press command (apple)-shift-4 then use the cross-hairs to outline the image you want to capture. This creates a png file on your desktop, which can be used in PowerPoint. The file will have to be converted to a jpg to be imported into a soaMDID personal collection. Here is an example of what one of these screenshots looks like.


Friday, June 26th, 2009

This Lewis & Clark College project provides access to a fabulous collection of contemporary ceramic art images. The images are available through the project website and Flickr, and they are plenty big enough for PowerPoint and soaMDID use. One useful feature for ceramic artists/instructors is that one can browse in a variety of ways, and browsing terms can be viewed as a standard list or a tag cloud.

Hermitage Museum Website & Digital Collections

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Today’s The Scout Report had an entry about the Hermitage Museum’s website. Of particular interest to Simulacrum readers will be the Digital Collections that are now available online. It is possible to browse or search the collections. When pulling up the record for an individual work, the image link sometimes breaks, but clicking on the link at the right for the larger images appears to work every time. The larger images are big enough for PowerPoint use. They will also work for loading into your soaMDID personal collection, but they are not big enough for zooming.

Online Archive of California

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The Online Archive of California provides access to collections from a variety of California institutions, many of which include images. These are primarily photographs, prints, and posters. While much of it relates to California, the coverage goes much farther afield. It is possible to browse by topic or search. Good size images are available by clicking for a larger view or clicking to zoom in to the desired detail.

Getty Research Library Digital Collections

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The Getty Research Library has been digitizing some of their special collections to make them available online. Currently these collections include early photography in Greece and the Mediterranean, images of festivals (mostly drawings and prints), prints created after Poussin paintings, and photography in Mexico. Image size is sufficient for PowerPoint. Each collection has one or more webpages describing the collection and its contents.

World War I and II Posters

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The University of North Texas has scanned a large collection (nearly 500) posters from World Wars I and II. The images are large, plenty big enough for digital projection, and the cataloging is extensive. It is possible to browse or search the collection.

Historic Jewelry from New England

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Through The Scout Report of 13 March 2009, I learned about Historic New England’s online images of their jewelry collection. Going to the checklist page one can see thumbnail images and brief descriptions. Clicking on the thumbnail image brings up a larger image of sufficient size to use for teaching purposes. Some historic portraits of people wearing jewelry are also included.