Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Using ARTstor for Teaching: A Faculty Training Session on Thursday, February 10

The ARTstor digital library, available through the Cheng Library, is a large and ever-growing database that currently contains over one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for teaching and research. Today the database features over 150 collections with contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates [see this complete list of collection contributors].

Whether you teach in a classroom or online (or both!), ARTstor is an exceptional resource for teaching and student learning in a wide variety of subject disciplines. To provide faculty with an overview of ARTstor's contents and features, along with some practical training in using the database for teaching, the Art Department and the Cheng Library are bringing a trainer from ARTstor to campus on Thursday, February 10 during Common Hour (12:30 - 1:45 pm) for a training session in Ben Shahn Hall, Room B20. We invite you to participate in this session and learn more about the many ways you can use ARTstor for teaching.

The following list of guides to ARTstor highlight collections of special interest for particular subject areas. The guides are all downloadable in PDF format. If your teaching includes any of these subjects, the training session will be of interest to you:

We hope your schedule will permit you to join us in Ben Shahn Hall (Room B20) on Thursday, February 10, at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP to Richard Kearney ( x 2165 / kearneyr@wpunj.edu ) if you can join us. Library staff are also available to answer questions and provide support with ARTstor throughout the year.

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