University of California, San Diego
March 24, 2004
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
For the remainder of the 2003-2004 academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has invited UCSD to participate in testing an early version of ARTstor, the Foundation's prototype library of digital images. Through the end of the academic year, the ARTstor Library will be available throughout our institution for use by faculty, students, and staff.
ARTstor is a digital library of art images, associated information, and software tools designed to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. ARTstor contains approximately 170,000 images as of Spring 2004, but will expand to 300,000 images by Fall 2004. ARTstor's content encompasses art, architecture, and archeology from a wide range of cultures and time periods, with initial strengths in European, American, and Asian cultures. With ARTstor, you can browse and search for images online, save groups of images for future use, and create digital image presentations. You can also analyze and expand upon images using sophisticated zoom and pan tools.
For information and training, contact Vickie O'Riordan at email@example.com or 822-0208. For additional information on remote access and classroom use, see Getting Started in ARTstor.