Archive for the ‘Resource News’ Category

UCLA Users now have online access to Design Journal

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

UCLA users now have full-text online access to all of the issues of The Design Journal. This journal, published by Berg Publishers, began publication in 1997. Sign up to receive new issue alerts if this interests you!

New in ARTstor: Contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

More than 870 images are now available from the ART on FILE campaign documenting contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. These images include new buildings and recent projects designed by de Architekten Cie, Santiago Calatrava, Erick van Egeraat, Foster & Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Gustafson Porter, Zaha Hadid, Henning Larsen, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Lundgaard & Tranberg, MvRdV, Neutelings Riediijk, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Jorn Utzon, Rafael Vinoly, and Wilkinson Eyre, among others.

Announcing Studioplex

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Studioplex, a new share webiste led by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Assistant Professor Heather Roberge has recently been unveiled. Architecture faculty and students are invited to submit architectural design projects created within a studio context in the past 12 months. The site is organized into four levels: Studios, Schools, Projects, and Exhibitions.

I.D. : Magazine of International Design has ceased

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Back in December 2009 it was announced that I.D. : Magazine of International Design would cease publication after the January 2010 issue. The library’s copies of this magazine have now been bound and are shelved in the stacks: no issues are left in the Current Periodical Stacks.

ARTstor Tips

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Register for an ARTstor user account

Did you know ARTstor provides additional tools and features to registered users? Registered users can save and organize ARTstor images into groups in their ARTstor accounts; these saved image groups can be exported as a PowerPoint 2007 file for classroom presentations. Saved groups can also be shared with other users at your institution through a stable URL link. Once you create an ARTstor account, you can also add searchable annotations to individual images in the record’s Notes field with rich formatted text — including links to external websites.

Registered users can access ARTstor remotely for up to 120 days at a time. If you have already created an account, you can reset the 120 day remote access period by simply logging into your ARTstor account from a workstation on campus.

Personal Collections

Personal Collections allow instructor-level users to integrate their own personal images with those in the ARTstor Digital Library. Instructors may create their own Personal Collection in ARTstor by uploading images onto ARTstor’s image servers. In this way, instructors can use their own images alongside ARTstor images – viewing, searching, saving them into groups, and sharing them with students and colleagues.

If you are an instructor at UCLA, you may request instructor-level privileges when you register for an ARTstor user account.

2010 Museums & Heritage Award

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The British Library has been awarded the Innovation Award for Timelines: Sources from History by the 2010 Museums and Heritage Awards. The honor recognizes the most innovative use of technology within a museum, gallery, or heritage attraction, including the use of social media and the web, as well as technologies such as AV, multimedia, lighting, and audio guides. Timelines, which launched in January, enables visitors to explore British Library collection items chronologically, as shown in this YouTube video (2:33). This project is rich in visual content and features numerous period documents.

New Online Design Journal Available to UCLA Users

Monday, June 21st, 2010

UCLA users now have full-text online access to a new design journal: Design and culture : the journal of the Design Studies Forum. This journal, published by Berg Publishers, began publication in Mar. 2009. Sign up to receive new issue alerts if this interests you!

Average Faculty Salaries reported

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on average faculty salaries. Faculty in “architecture and related services” fare comparatively well, but those in “visual and performing arts” much less so.

designinform’s Internet Sources of Biographical Information

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

designinform has just produced the first of a series of Research Guides. Covering Sources of Biographical Information, this guide includes links to some 250 freely accessible websites containing biographical data on designers, architects, craftspeople, painters and sculptors. These are among the sources they use to compile profiles for Design ProFILES. The guide will be updated regularly .

New Architecture and Design Content in ARTstor

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley (The Metrpolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to make available approximately 900 images of art and architecture from pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela photographed by William Keighley.
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Additional plans of Ancient and Medieval buildings and archaeological sites from Bryn Mawr College
The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images.
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Photographs of art, architecture, and culture in Southeast Asia and Morocco
ARTstor has collaborated with Barbara Anello to make available 750 images of the architecture, arts, and culture of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Morocco in the Digital Library.
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Foundation for Landscape Studies
ARTstor has collaborated with the Foundation for Landscape Studies to share approximately 5,000 contemporary photographs and historical illustrations of gardens and landscapes from around the world in the Digital Library.
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Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library)
ARTstor has collaborated with Cornell University Library to make available more than 6,600 photographs of South Asian architecture from the Beyond the Taj collection.
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European popular imagery from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
ARTstor has collaborated with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin to share approximately 800 images of European prints documenting popular culture in the Digital Library.
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New collection agreement: Additional images of contemporary architecture from ART on FILE
ARTstor has partnered with ART on FILE to document contemporary architecture in the United Arab Emirates, focusing on Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with approximately 1,000 new, direct-digital photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture.
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