NERL Update: Libraries Work Toward an Open and Equitable Future

An April post described how the NERL Consortium (Johns Hopkins University is a Core Member) issued a public statement describing how they will negotiate with publishers for a better deal for researchers and libraries. They outlined five principles they would use in their work with publishers and vendors: Transparency: NERL commits to transparency of the negotiating process and […]


Libraries and Researchers Demand a Better Deal

On March 3rd the NERL Consortium issued a statement, “NERL Demands a Better DEAL,” articulating the values NERL will adopt in negotiating agreements with publishers. In a powerful and unified voice, the members of NERL asserted that, “As partners in the scholarly communication ecosystem, publishers and libraries share in the challenges of unprecedented health and […]


Updates to Article Search

You might have noticed a change to the Articles Search on our library website. Previously, our Articles Search was a single search bar that displayed a list of results in Catalyst, the library catalog. Many of our library users thought that this bar was searching the full text of all articles available through Johns Hopkins [...]

JHU Artstor Collections Now Available in JSTOR

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] Spring 2021 is finally here, and the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) has some news to share about an exciting new endeavor: all JHU image collections located in Artstor are now also available in JSTOR! This expansion to a new platform will make JHU image collections more accessible and discoverable, […]


Love Data Week 2021: Delivering a Better Future

February 8 – 12, 2021 What is Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international celebration of data hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data analysis, management, sharing, […]


Enhancing Your Course Curriculum with Artstor – Classics

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)]   Looking for a way to incorporate images into your teaching? Look no further— all JHU faculty, students and staff have free access to Artstor’s collection of over 2.5 million images. Users can browse public collections and Artstor’s digital library […]


Fall 2020 with the VRC

VRC

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Alana Barry (International Studies/East Asian Studies, ’22)] As we begin the fall semester in an online-only format, the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) would like to remind you about the online resources we offer throughout the semester. Our recently completed VRC FAQ page contains detailed information and instructions […]


Evergreen Obscurus #4: Another Tale of Unusual Produce

For the past many weeks, I have been exploring the history of Evergreen’s gardens in preparation for the July 7th launch of Evergreen Exteriors, a three part virtual lecture series on the grounds and architecture of the museum’s 1858 home. Remarkably, this research took me on an extended journey that concludes with yet another story […]


How to Use Artstor as a Study Tool

Fe?lix Vallotton, The Sick Patient, Helene Chatenay, 1892 Cropped

[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Emily McDonald (Writing Seminars)] As the end of the semester approaches, students are turning to Artstor, a database that houses more than 2.5 million images, plus the 183,000 local images in the JHU Visual Resources Collection. Artstor functions not only as an archive of collections of images […]