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New ProQuest Platform coming 2010

Posted on 28 August 2009 | 2:09 pm — 

 Soon, users at every level will instantly find specific information as well as discover more across a full spectrum of subject areas and complementary content types and formats-including millions of key journals, periodicals, newspapers, dissertations, reports, books, and more from unmatched resource collections.

With the all-new platform, powerful navigation tools will surface the most relevant full-text/image content to provide the complete story in its original context as well as critical tables and figures in publications that would be missed with other searches.

We’d like to give you a glimpse of the range of content that users will be able to cross search when the new platform launches in 2010. So we searched across just a small sampling of available resources on our current interface to demonstrate the various types of current and historic content that provides insight on renewable energy and stimulus funding resulting from the economic downturn. Click here to see the examples!

Soon, users will be able to search across content like this and more with all-new ProQuest platform. And we’re grateful to information professionals, like you, who have paved the way on the path to discovery with your input along the way.

For more information, click here.

Artstor news

Posted on 25 August 2009 | 11:00 am — 

ARTstor has released three new features in an effort to improve the tools and functionalities available in the Digital Library. As the ARTstor Support Contact at your institution, we wanted to inform you of these enhancements so that you can better understand and communicate the utility of these features to the audiences you serve.   Save detail to image group You will now see an icon (  ) in the ARTstor Image Viewer that allows you to zoom in and save a particular detail of an image to an image group. With this new feature, full views and multiple details of an image may appear together in any given group, as well as be exported for use in the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) or PowerPoint. This ability to save and share multiple views of the same image helps to meet the many teaching, research, and presentation needs of the ARTstor community. Learn more.(  

Nested folders ARTstor has also enhanced the functionality of folders in the Digital Library. Instructor-level users can now create nested sub-folders that can be moved easily from one folder to another by dragging and dropping. For example, you may build draft versions of your image groups in a private folder and simply drag them to a public folder when they are ready to be shared. The addition of nested folders allows you to organize ARTstor content in ways that are meaningful and intuitive to you. Learn more.  (   

Export image group to PowerPoint ARTstor has released a new feature to Instructor-level users that streamlines the process of exporting images and descriptive data from ARTstor. You may now export image groups to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in just a few clicks. When viewing an image group, look for the Export to PowerPoint icon (  ) in the utility bar or click Tools > Export to PowerPoint. The resulting PowerPoint file will include:

  • A title slide displaying the name of the image group.
  • Individual slides for each image in the group, in the order in which they appear in the image group.
  • ARTstor descriptive data for each image, appearing in the notes field of each slide.
  • Embedded hyperlinks in each image that will launch the ARTstor Image Viewer when clicked in presentation mode (requires web access).

    ARTstor has instituted certain export limits during the Beta period and will be evaluating the performance of this new feature over the fall semester. Learn more. (

    For more information about using these new features, please contact ARTstor’s User Services team at

    Kind regards,

    ARTstor User Services

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    2 New Titles Debut in Project Muse

    Posted on 11 May 2009 | 12:21 pm — 

    The following journals are joining Project MUSE, one of the Addlestone Library’s online databases: Conservative Judaism,  sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Theological Seminary, publishes articles which express … Read More