LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for DLF-ANNOUNCE Archives


DLF-ANNOUNCE Archives

DLF-ANNOUNCE Archives


DLF-ANNOUNCE@LISTS.CLIR.ORG


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

DLF-ANNOUNCE Home

DLF-ANNOUNCE Home

DLF-ANNOUNCE  November 2003

DLF-ANNOUNCE November 2003

Subject:

Clarification re ARTstor and software

From:

David Seaman <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

[log in to unmask]

Date:

Thu, 20 Nov 2003 01:11:09 -0500

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (57 lines)



THIS COMMUNICATION IS BEING POSTED TO MULTIPLE LISTS. PLEASE PARDON ANY
DUPLICATION AND FEEL FREE TO DISTRIBUTE WIDELY

        Dear colleagues,

        As some of you will be aware, the ARTstor web site
(www.artstor.org) provides fairly detailed information about ARTstor,
with a focus on mission and goals, key policy matters, our approach to
collection building, testing and rollout plans, etc.  The site also
includes a Frequently Asked Questions section
(www.artstor.org/about/faq.jsp) that (we hope!) provides answers to many
of the questions ARTstor staff are asked most often.   We are of course
quite aware that it may not answer all the good questions you might have
about ARTstor, but we will post answers to further questions when we
have them!  We hope you will let us know when our answers fail to
address your concerns adequately.

        As a case in point, we have heard recently that our site fails
to adequately address a possible misconception about participation in
ARTstor.  It seems that some colleagues at various institutions have the
mistaken impression that it will be necessary--or at least singularly
advantageous--to purchase third party image management software to make
the most of ARTstor.  That is not the case.  We take very seriously the
statement in our FAQ that expresses ARTstor's commitment to making its
collections available without requiring subscribers to purchase third
party software.  To this end, the ARTstor digital library will be
accompanied by a user-friendly, browser-based toolset that ARTstor
developed internally over the past year.  This basic toolset, an early
version of which is being tested and assessed at our 14 test sites now,
will be provided as an integral part of ARTstor, and we are committed to
the ongoing development of this native ARTstor software.

        In the course of building ARTstor, we have explored a range of
software options for delivering and using ARTstor content, and we have
worked very closely with the developers of the Insight software (Luna
Imaging, Inc.), the MDID software (developed by our test partners at
James Madison University), and others to explore these options in the
context of users' needs.  We are still actively considering whether to
make ARTstor available in other widely used software environments
alongside our own.  And we are also exploring strategies for
"interoperating" with widely used software packages, including not only
image management software but also learning management software,
reference compiling programs, library management systems, etc.  Those
are complex questions we are presently studying along with our test
partners.  But, again, it will not be necessary to employ a third party
software in order to take fullest advantage of ARTstor.

        We hope this clarification is helpful, and regret any ambiguity
or confusion we might ourselves have occasioned as we have explored
various options for making ARTstor as valuable to users as possible.

        On behalf of ARTstor's User Services team,

        Max Marmor
        ARTstor/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
October 2002
August 2002
July 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.CLIR.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager