Artstor news - College of Charleston Libraries

August 25, 2009
Database News

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 ( i-detail Artstor news ) 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 ( i-ppt Artstor news ) 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

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