ARTstor has announced that it will be changing the process for downloading image files. ARTstor currently uses Java for downloads, but because of the recent security concerns by the Department of Homeland Security, they will soon deliver image downloads — including group downloads — in zip files. Some users will need to install software to unzip donloads, for example (7Zip). ARTstor has not set a specific date for this change. You can read the complete press release here.
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ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released more than 750 images of major artworks from the permanent collection in the ARTstor Digital Library. This first release amounts to 11% of the Guggenheim Foundation’s projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture. Future releases will include 5,000 installation views spanning from 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, more than 1,000 installations views from the museums in Bilbao and Venice, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of these three museum buildings.
ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) is not yet compatible with the newest Mac operating system, OS 10.7 (OS X Lion) but Dr. Charles Choi from Yummy Melon Software has uncovered a workaround:
“Replace the file “JavaApplicationStub” within the app with the one existing on Lion as described in this link:
Please refer this procedure list to one who is conversant with the Unix command line:
Run Terminal and change to the directory holding OIV.app
cp /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub .
This procedure was successful in getting OIV.app to run on Lion. That said the app is not fully tested as that’s your responsibility. But in the interim, you can let your users know that this workaround exists.” — Charles Choi
In the meantime, ARTstor’s Quality Assurance testers are trying produce an OS X Lion compatible version of OIV but do not have a release date yet. Stay tuned or contact ARTstor directly.
This past Monday, ARTstor modified its log in requirements: all ARTstor users are now required to log in to download images regardless of their IP address. Before August 22, UCD campus users could download images without registering; now, all campus users will be required to register and then log in. Registrations made at public terminals will expire at the end of each day.
Other recent changes include batch download to PowerPoint, mouse-over to view larger images, and compatibility with Firefox 5.
Almost 1,300 new images of contemporary architecture in Shanghai, including the Expo 2010, have been added to ARTstor. ART on FILE photographers were sent to Shanghai by ARTstor to document the architectural highlights of this city, such as Marshall Strabala’s Shanghai Tower (the second tallest tower in the world), the Shanghai Museum (shaped like a Shang Dynasty ding), People’s Square, the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Pudong Riverside Promenade. The Expo 2010 Shanghai China collection includes images of the grounds and pavilions of the largest, most expensive and most visited Expo in the history of World’s Fairs. Among the sites captured by ART on FILE include the Urban Best Practices Area, the Denmark Pavilion (BIG, 2 + 2, and ARUP) and Poland Pavilion (Natalia Paszkowska). To read more about these additions, go here. To learn more about ARTstor’s ART on FILE collection, go here.
This summer ARTstor is introducing video tutorials to help users explore newly released tools or navigate established features. Currently available: “Export to PowerPoint,” “Folders and image groups,” and “How to unlock a password protected folder.” Coming soon: “Faceted Search” and step-by-step PDF guides. You can find these new videos on YouTube and ARTstor’s Help Wiki. Also available: the ARTstor blog
In collaboration with the Library of Congress, ARTstor is releasing 6,884 documentary photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston from the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. With support from the Carnegie Corporation in 1933-1940, Johnston (1864-1952) photographed buildings and gardens in nine Southern states in an attempt to document disappearing antebellum architecture.
ARTstor has also collaborated with Franklin Furnace, an organization founded in 1976 by Martha Wilson to promote ephemeral art forms. ARTstor will add 3,345 images of artists’ books, performance art, site-specific works, and other time-based ephemeral arts. For more information on Franklin Furnace, go here.
The Warburg Institute, founded in 1921 to study the influence of the classical tradition in Western arts, is now sharing 10,000 images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations from their rare book collection.
In addition to these available collections, ARTstor has just signed several new collection agreements. Soon to be added:
•Via Lucas will contribute 2,000 images of medieval Christian churches in France and Spain
• The Justin and Barbara Kerr collection will add 500 still and rollout images of Maya Pre-Colombian vases and artifacts
ARTstor has just added several new collections to their image holdings: 400 new images from the permanent collection of the Barnes Foundation (including 59 works by Henri Matisse); a themed collection of about 300 images based on the Biblical story of Judith and Holofernes (funded by a grant from the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust); and 300 images from the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. ARTstor has also signed agreements with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (to share the Jean Charlot Collection) and with New York-based artist Andrew Spence.