ARTstor Update

Josef and Anni Albers Foundation collection now available in ARTstor
ARTstor has partnered with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to share 2,100 images of works by Josef and Anni Albers, and photographs taken by Josef Albers. The collection comprises paintings, drawings, prints, and textiles, as well as 550 personal photographs and photo collages relating to both artists, and their families and friends.
Additional exhibition installation photographs from the Museum of Modern Art
ARTstor, in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, released another 5,553 images from the Museum Archives’ comprehensive collection of exhibition installation photographs.
Architectural photographs from Wayne Andrews now available in Digital Library
ARTstor has partnered with Esto and the estate of renowned architectural historian and photographer Wayne Andrews to make available the entire Wayne Andrews Archive of 4,211 black-and-white photographs of American and European architecture.
More images from Esto: Ezra Stoller’s photographic archive
ARTstor is collaborating with Esto Photographics to digitize and distribute approximately 26,000 images of modern architecture from the archive of Ezra Stoller, who is widely recognized as the leading American architectural photographer of the 20th century.
Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings now available in ARTstor
ARTstor is collaborating with the Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings to digitize and share this renowned photo archive of drawings from the 15th to the early 20th century. The first group of more than 7,000 images is now available in the ARTstor Digital Library.
Additional images from the Carnegie Institution of Washington Photographs of Mayan Excavations (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University)
ARTstor, in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, has added approximately 1,500 more images to the Carnegie Institution of Washington Photographs of Mayan Excavations collection, bringing the collection total to more than 37,000 images available in the Digital Library.
Asian Art Collection (Connecticut College) added to Digital Library
ARTstor and Connecticut College have partnered to release 420 images of Chinese and Japanese art to the Digital Library.

Alexander Street Press Collection Updates

Updates have been made to the following performing arts databases:
African American Music Reference
Six new sources (1,630 pages) released including 4 titles from the University Press of Mississippi (Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story; Ladies of Soul; Nobody Knows Where The Blues Comes From; Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life). Also included are new scores of spirituals and many blues lyrics examples included in the new texts.
American Song
74 new albums (1,354 tracks) from Arhoolie Records, including new albums featuring Tejano, conjunto, norteño, blues, cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, and American folk genres. Example new albums include: Conjunto Bernal: 16 Early Tejano Classics; Pine Leaf Boys: La Musique; Oscar “Papa” Celestin And His Tuxedo Jazz Band; Wade Frugé- Old Style Cajun Music.
Opera in Video
German language subtitles released for Capriccio, Gloriana, Pique Dame, Satyagraha, Turandot, and French language subtitles released for Satyagraha. These languages now appear as options in the subtitle transcript link, as keyword searchable text, plus as language options for scrolling subtitles in the player.
Classical Scores Library
239 new scores (309 pages) and 119 new composers released from the Historical Anthology of Music series from Harvard University Press. This release of material includes important medieval and Renaissance composers such as Gibbons, Palestrina, Dowland, Lassus, Des Prez, Adam de la Halle, Byrd, DuFay, Gabrieli (both Andrea and Giovanni), Le Jeune, Machaut, Ockeghem, Sweelinck, Tallis and Victoria. This material fills an important gap in early music repertoire in Classical Scores Library.
Contemporary World Music
131 new albums (1,934 tracks) from ARC Music, Playasound, INEDIT, Budamusique, Nimbus, and Topic Records including new albums featuring Indian Classical, flamenco, tango, belly dance, klezmer, calypso, mariachi, son, and corrido music. Example new albums include: Nazaré Pereira: Ritmos da Amazonia – Para Belem; Noor Shimaal: Where Africa Meets the Orient; Chatuye: “Heartbeat in the Music” – World Music in California; Chocolate – Peru’s Master Percussionist.

Gale RDS Business Suite Update

The new user interface for Gale’s TableBase, Business & Industry, and Business & Management Practices is now live. This new interface provides users with more content, increased coverage, an updated vocabulary and Basic and Advanced searching options, among other enhancements. These changes occurred automatically — existing links to the databases will continue to work just as they always have.
Visit the RDS site to learn about the enhancements. The site includes:
1. Guided Tour — Watch this five minute video to learn about the new features and search paths available
2. PowerPoint Overview — This presentation showcases the product enhancements
3. Training Calendar — Join Gale RDS for free web-based training on the RDS Business Suite.

LexisNexis Congressional Update

LexisNexis Congressional is useful to students and researchers interested in government, political science, and history, but the wide variety of topics covered means that congressional information would be of interest to researchers interested in many other disciplines if only they knew that the information existed. To showcase the variety of topics covered, LexisNexis Congressional has begun to create a series of interdisciplinary handouts to illustrate how the governmental policy aspects of the information overlap with the disciplines themselves. For example, information on Federal science policy often contains information on the science content itself.
Currently, LN Congressional has handouts available on Art and Architecture topics and on Natural Science topics, as follows:
* Art in our Nation’s Capital
* Art of the American West
* Native American Arts and Crafts
* Photography
* Botany
* Geology
* Zoology
To find out more and look at the handouts, visit their wiki. They intend to create handouts in additional topic areas and are seeking suggestions on specific topics.

Project MUSE Collection Update

The following journal, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, is now online:
Nuevo Texto Crítico
Nuevo Texto Crítico is an academic publication sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Center of Latin American Studies at Stanford University. Since its foundation in 1988 Nuevo Texto Crítico has been recognized as a leading journal in the fields of analysis and criticism of Latin American literature and film. One of its main objectives has always been to bring both to the educated and the general reader the best critical materials at the highest level of research, as a means of understanding how modern culture develops in every Latin American country in national and trans-national ways.
E-ISSN: 1940-9079
Print ISSN: 1048-6380
OCLC NUMBER: 185040655

EBSCOhost Update

EBSCOhost has added several enhancements to their recently redesigned interface. Below is a summary of the new features now available:
* A new Image Quick View limiter replaces the Articles With Images limiter
* The Image Quick View limiter includes multiple sort options by image type
* Direct link to the Basic Search Screen from both the Basic and Advanced Search Screens
* Keyword renamed New Search
* Result List mouse over text changed from Refine Search to Search Modes and Limiters
* Entire phrase for cited references on Result List replaces the number of references in parentheses
* Search mode specified on Result List green bar
* Search History View Results anchor positioning improved
* Date Slider Bar with original search date ranges
* Additional Help link added to Choose Databases Screen
* Publication name and date added to NewsBank results
More information on the enhancements can be found here.

EBSCOhost adds CLIO Notes to America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts

CLIO Notes on America: History & Life:
CLIO Notes for America: History & Life will guide you through subjects in United States history, by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations.
CLIO Notes on Historical Abstracts:

CLIO Notes for Historical Abstracts will guide you through subjects in World History since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada), by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in modern history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire Historical Abstracts database for articles, book citations and dissertations.

JSTOR Update

The following journal has been added to the JSTOR archive:
Daedalus [1955- ] (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Previous Title: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences [1846-1958] (0199-9818)
Release Content:
Vol. 1 (May, 1846/1848) – Vol. 85, No. 4 (May, 1958);
Vol. 86, No. 1 (May, 1955) – Vol. 131, No. 4 (Fall, 2002)
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: MIT Press on behalf of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
ISSN: 0011-5266
By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall for the following title from 5 years to 3 years:
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content: Vol. 147, No. 1 (March, 2003) – Vol. 148, No. 4 (December, 2004)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISSN: 0003-049X

ARTstor Update

Collection Agreement: Seattle Art Museum
ARTstor is partnering with the Seattle Art Museum to share more than 2,500 high-quality images of works from the museum’s permanent collection, including representations of non-Western art from a wide range of cultures and time periods.
Collection agreement: Contemporary Photographs of Mali and Yemen from James Conlon
ARTstor is collaborating with James Conlon to share approximately 800 contemporary photographs depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen. The collection will focus on earthen architecture in Djenné in Mali and Tarim in Yemen.
New agreement: Additional QTVR panoramas from Columbia University
ARTstor and Columbia University have announced their continued collaboration intended to encourage the use of QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas in teaching, learning, and scholarship. Through a new agreement, Columbia’s Department of Art History and Archaeology Visual Media Center (VMC) will contribute approximately 200 QTVR panoramas of the sites and architecture of the Dogon area of Mali to the ARTstor Digital Library.
More community murals from Timothy Drescher now available in ARTstor
ARTstor has released an additional 3,700 images to the Community Murals Collection (Timothy Drescher) in the Digital Library. The collection now includes 5,600 images from Drescher’s photographic archive of contemporary community murals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
European architecture and sculpture images added to ARTstor
Sara N. James contributed more than 600 images of European architecture and sculpture to ARTstor, now available in the Digital Library. This collection focuses on Italian and English architecture.

ARTstor Update

Magnum Photos and ARTstor announce an exciting collaboration to bring the world’s most renowned photographs to the educational community. Beginning this spring, Magnum will launch 80,000 high-quality photographs within the ARTstor Digital Library to share images of major events and personalities from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam to the present day for scholarly purposes.
The world’s most prestigious photographic agency, Magnum Photos was formed by four photographers: Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour in 1947, two years after WWII. They created Magnum to reflect their independent natures as both people and photographers — an idiosyncratic mix of reporter and artist that continues to define Magnum, emphasizing not only what is seen but also the way one sees it. Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world.
More information.