ACCESS TO THE Artstor digital image library is now available through the Find Databases service.
Students and staff can login to the resource using their university username and password and will then need to register an individual Artstor account.
The new resource is described as follows:
The Artstor Digital Library provides access to a huge collection of high-quality, cross-disciplinary images. These images have been rights-cleared for use in education and research – allowing them to be included in teaching materials, student assignments and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities. Images can be scrutinised in detail using the built-in viewer; downloaded individually and in groups; and organised into personal collections for future reference. Amongst the large number of collections brought together in Artstor are materials from: The Art Institute of Chicago, Condé Nast, the Jon Schueler Estate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Yale Center for British Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Access to Artstor is currently available until 30 June 2021.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Refworks platform will begin Sunday 20 December 2020, between 04:00 and 06:00(UK time). During this two hour period the following services will unavailable:
THE LIBRARY IS working with providers OCLC to recover the normal operation of the hosted eZproxy service which is currently unavailable.
At present, all log in requests routed through the eZproxy service resolve to an ‘access suspended’ error page, which should only be triggered when an individual user account exceeds a preset maximum data download limit during a 24hr period.
A further update will follow once the service is confirmed as running normally once more.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Thursday 3 December 2020 at 07:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.