Category Archives: Tech Tips

Meet the New Artstor, now with more than 2 Million Images!

Artstor, the digital image database of more than two million images, spent the summer giving itself a complete makeover. The new platform now has a completely different look with many changed functionalities. New features include: a full screen IIIF* image … Continue reading

Patents — Amaze Your Friends!

Patents are historical, technical, artistic, ground-breaking, legally binding, creative, and revealing. Patents are incredibly cool, and extremely useful. What’s a patent? A patent is the right to keep other people from making or selling YOUR invention (unless you give them … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for Finding Images: How to Get the Most from ARTstor

Looking for images for teaching, study, or research? The JHU Visual Resources Collection is accessible from the ARTstor Digital Library for all JHU faculty, students, and staff. The ARTstor interface allows for consolidated searching across the JHU Visual Resources Collection … Continue reading

Virtual Shelf Browse Feature in Catalyst

There’s nothing quite like serendipitous discovery. I love going into the stacks to look for one book, and coming back with an armful of others that pique my interest. Don’t have time to head to the library? You can get … Continue reading

Google NGram Viewer — “Culturomics”?

The NGram Viewer from Google made a splash when it was introduced in December of 2010. It is essentially a data-mining application that enables queries against Google’s massive digitized books corpus.  Researchers behind the Google Books project wrote about the … Continue reading

What’s the Dirt?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. Looking for a tool (preferably free and easy to use) for a scholarly project?  Maybe you need to clean up, model, or interpret data. Perhaps you are looking at ways to visualize information, or … Continue reading

Art History Teaching Resources: Not Just for Art Historians

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. The first week in February, I attended the annual College Art Association conference in Washington, DC and co-chaired a panel titled Rethinking Online Pedagogies for Art History. In an era where higher education teaching … Continue reading

Unburied Treasure: Discovering ARTstor Collections

While on an expedition through the ARTstor Digital Library’s more than 1.9 million arts and humanities related images, you might use ARTstor’s robust search and filtering functionality to hunt for specific images or works of art. Alternatively, you might choose … Continue reading

Twine 2.0: Not just for storytelling

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. For the past several years, I’ve been interested in storytelling as a means of improving student communication skills in any media. When I talk to students about communication skills, we discuss the importance of … Continue reading

Catalyst Lifehacks

Now that you’re back and shaking the dust off of your research brain, let’s look at some handy Catalyst features that might get overlooked when you’re otherwise laser-focused on cranking out a paper. The first thing to know is that … Continue reading