Archive for category Visual Resources

British Theater Playbills Now Online!

Playbill for 1834 performance of King Henry IV at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with plan of orchestra

Playbill for 1834 performance of King Henry IV at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with plan of orchestra

Given to Watkinson Library by Nathan H. Allen in 1916, the collection comprises nearly four hundred 18-19th Century British theater playbills for performances in London and other locations. Plastered about town, playbills displayed a wealth of information promoting upcoming shows. Our collection may be searched by title, name, or terms such as “ballet,” “opera,” “pantomime,” or “comedy,” for example. Visit our Digital Collections page for this and other collections published to Shared Shelf Commons and Trinity College Digital Repository.

 

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Student Life 1875, from Trinity College Archives

Trinity College dorm room ca. 1875:  William Mather (right, 1877) & Joseph Buffington (left, 1875).  Mather was donor of Trinity College Chapel and his bequest funded Mather Hall!  Buffington created Trinity’s Bantam mascot!  For more like this, visit our Digital Collections page for “Trinity College Archival Photos” and other “Image Collections in Shared Shelf Commons”

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Student-curated exhibition in the library: “The Book”

Research Librarian Erin Valentino’s class, The Information Age and the Digital Divide, has created an exhibition called “The Book” that explores the history of print culture through a selection of rare books from the Watkinson Library. Students each chose a book to research and interpret using contextual sources, and presented their findings in class. The exhibition features a book of hours, an almanac, medical guides, a captivity narrative, and more, with contextualizing labels created by the students.

Erin Valentino and her class, along with Watkinson Director Rick Ring and Library Director Richard Ross, at the opening of the exhibition, Oct 23

Student selections included an exquisite book of hours...

...a medical guide...

...an educational primer, and more!

“The Book” will be on view in the Main Atrium of Trinity College Library from October 23, 2012 until November 30. You can also explore the exhibition online through a complementary website at: http://commons.trincoll.edu/thebook/.

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ARTstor Mobile is here!

ARTstor images now available via Safari browser on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to registered ARTstor users.  Try Flashcard View to test yourself by viewing image, then flipping to display info.  From your mobile device go to http://library.artstor.org

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New ARTstor OIV version for Mac OSX10.6 (Snow Leopard)

ARTstor finally has OIV for Mac OSX10.6. Log into your ARTstor account >Tools >Download offline presentation tool >accept terms >OIV for Mac >Download.

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Visual Resources Has Moved to Raether Library!

If you have used the slide collection in the basement of Hallden Hall, you might be interested to know that staff, collections and equipment are now located in the northeast corner of Raether Library, Level A, just down the hall from the Watkinson Library. Nancy Smith, Visual Resources Librarian, is the contact person for image reference and ARTstor instruction.
Please stop in for a visit or call x2194 with any questions.

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ARTstor Update

ARTstor database software improved – Try out this new Beta version or choose to stay with the old.  ARTstor-hosted Trinity Library Visual Resources Collection nearing 10,000 images!

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New ARTstor Download Size!

Great news!  95% of ARTstor images now available at large 1024×1024 pixel download size.  Users may download JPEG images large enough for use in any presentation software of choice, for classroom and other noncommercial educational use.  ARTstor images of up to 3200 pixels may still also be downloaded for use in ARTstor’s own offline presentation tool, the Offline Image Viewer (OIV).

 

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More Images Added!

1202 new images have been added to Trinity Library Visual Resources Collection hosted by ARTstor.  New offerings include: Spanish painting, 20th Century architecture, contemporary Chinese art, some Renaissance and Medieval works of art.  The images can be searched simultaneously with the rest of ARTstor’s image collections, and are available for download at 1024×1024 pixel size.  

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ARTstor Hosts Trinity Library Image Collections

6,600 Visual Resources Collection images and 29,000 licensed Saskia Archive images are available in ARTstor to Trinity users.  “Enter the ARTstor Digital Library” and see our collections listed to right under “Institutional Collections.”  They can be searched individually or with ARTstor’s collections via basic quick search box or “Advanced Search” screen.  Save/download size is 1024×1024 pixels – suitable for PowerPoint or other non-ARTstor presentation tools.

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