Better Shoeboxes for Digital Photos PT. 2

One thing about the NYT article that we bookmarked on delicious failed to mention is that Adobe’s Lightbox beta is free up until the end of this month, otherwise it’s $199 at its introductory price (can anyone say “Run on”?) Anyway, here’s the link –

Dark Days of DRM?

A recent article in Wired (“Public Libraries, Private DRM” – go here) talks briefly about the OverDrive Media Console and its lack of multi-platform support (e.g. iPods).  It will be interesting to see the effects of Digital Rights Management (DRM) within art libraries.  Libraries who subscribe to ARTstor are quite familiar with the limitations of ARTstor’s proprietary image […]

New Browser Takes on Virtual Reference

Cha-Cha ( is a new player in the ever-increasing browser field.    Cha Cha’s edge comes from guided searches where the user partners with an actual human.  Cha Cha calls them Guides, and they are described as people who are “skilled at finding information on the internet and knowledgable [sic] on the subject at hand.”  Hmm…hopefully more […]

Hot Topics Session in Atlanta, 2007

The proposal for a “Hot Topics” session at the Atlanta conference has been accepted! The session, which came out of discussion between members of the Student Affairs Discussion Group and the Academic Division, is intended to provide a forum for open discussion on pressing and up-to-date issues in art librarianship. At the top of the […]

Image Indexing Survey

We would like your help with a survey on the topic of image indexing. We would like to gain a better understanding of how subject knowledge and indexing experience affect image indexing. We are interested in your participation because of your educational background and, or your experience with visual materials. Participation in the survey is […]