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Another trial of ARTstor is now being offered to members of the University. The trial runs until 5 June. It can be accessed both on campus and off campus (via Raven password). The probability of permanent access to ARTstor has been increased by the UL recently agreeing to contribute £1,000 per year towards the cost (around 7% of the total annual subscription). Faculties and Departments in arts and humanities are now trying to scrape together the rest of the money .
Professor Deborah Howard, Chair of the Library Committee, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art writes in a letter to Heads of Departments:
[…] the University Library subscribes to all the important textual and scientific online databases, but not (so far) to the world’s finest digital image library, ARTstor. There is a very strong demand for the resource, not only from staff but also from graduate students in particular.
Please try out ARTstor. You might also be interested in the Art Project (powered by Google) ‘a unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail’.
Two other eresources are currently on trial:
- the first two collections of ProQuest’s Early European Books (until 31 May)—access links: (collection 1) Danish Royal Library’s national collection and (collection 2) National Central Library of Florence.
- the Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan: Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964 (off campus access here via Raven password) (until 25 May). ** NOTE: the trial end date for this resource has been corrected **