What’s New

ARTstor Systems Upgrade

ARTstor will be performing a major systems upgrade, bringing a new Oracle server online and significantly improving the digital library’s infrastructure.  ARTstor will not be available to users from Saturday, January 26 at 11:00pm EST until Sunday, January 27 at 1pm EST.  … Continue reading »

Quick Link the VRC on the New Williams Website

Would you like one click access from the new Williams College homepage to the VRC?  Simply click on the Quick Links button in the upper right corner of the homepage and select “Customize your Quick Links.”  In the “filter items” search box on the left, type in “Visual.”  Drag the… Continue reading »

The Latest Visual Search Technologies

When searching for images on the web, how can we move beyond our reliance on text captions that are often missing or inaccurate?  Fei-Fei Ling, a computer scientist at Stanford, has built the world’s largest visual database of over 14 million labeled images seeking to mimic the human vision system.  … Continue reading »

ARTstor OIV Not Yet Compatible with Mac 10.8

Please be aware that ARTstor OIV presentation software is not yet compatible with the new Mac operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ARTstor is currently researching the changes required and will update the OIV system requirements page when a new version is available. Dual monitor, wide-screen Mac and PC… Continue reading »

Scholarly Art History E-Books?

Is it possible to triumph over the image rights nightmares?  What features do readers really want? Working with a $195,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press intends to find out, as detailed in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Continue reading »

Welcome to the VRC

Watch our new video and learn how to find us and what we offer!  This is the inaugural post of the Visual Resources Center’s new blog, The VRC Post.  Here you will find useful information on everything new and exciting in the VRC and beyond in the world of visual… Continue reading »

Extend Your ARTstor Remote Access

Remote access to ARTstor is available off-campus using your standard ARTstor log-in for 120 days.  Are you going to be away for longer than four months?  Contact the VRC staff and we can extend your remote access period by 30 days.  And no worries — there’s no need to divulge your… Continue reading »