Tag: art

New look for Oxford Art and Music Online

Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online both now have a new look.  Oxford Art Online includes the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists with over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art

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Beyond Discovery for media and the arts

Librarians are fond of talking about the Discovery Service, and with good reason: it makes life so much easier for most students.  Just when we decide that Discovery has solved all the world’s problems, we meet Media, Journalism, and Design

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Resolved: Problems accessing Artstor

Update 13.12.17 – Off-campus access to Artstor is now working again. If you have any further problems, please contact us. Update 06.10.17 – Further problems have been reported by clients attempting to access Artstor while away from the University campus. 

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Releasing the world’s art into the wild

Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

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Artstor Digital Library citations: save them or lose them (over the summer)!

Do you have any citations saved in Artstor Digital Library that you will need over the summer?  If so, please save them before the end of the month.  When Artstor begins its migration to its new platform on 1 June 2017, you will lose

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Artstor Digital Library: citation services disruption from 1 June 2017

Update 01.06.17 – Artstor Digital Library has now begun its migration to its new platform.  It is understood that citations from the old system that have not been saved will eventually become available again once the new platform has been

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Art in the Library – “Springtime”

Celebrating the arrival of Spring, the Library is pleased to present “Springtime”: a collection of artwork on display in Area 1C.  Pick up a complimentary brochure telling you more about the displayed work by the area entrance and take a wander

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The polar bears made me do it…

Students at another university have for decades complained about the painting of polar bears savaging the sinister blood red sails of a wrecked ship that stares down at them from the exam room wall.  They claim it has caused all students who

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New York Met releases art images into the public domain

One of New York’s most prestigious art galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has begun to share 375,000 images of its artworks under a Creative Commons CC0 license, effectively waiving all copyright restrictions and making these images available for anyone to copy,

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Delight by design

We believe that quality and not just quantity of study space is important, and we have sought to better display both your stunning artwork and other projects in the Library, exhibiting two fascinating CCI displays this year and numerous examples

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