Monday, December 13, 2010

New Titles List

The link to the new titles list that is to the right under Alkek Library Art & Design Resources, now only includes new Art & Communication Design titles acquired by the library. So if you feel like browsing through the list of new titles, this list is an easy way to do it. It is updated once a week with new books ordered by me or Art & Design faculty.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Database DesignInform!

We now have access to the database DesignInform. Covers art, design, and architecture of the late 19th to early 20th century. Consists of three main databases, all of which are projects to index and digitize backfiles of journals and annuals. Design Abstracts Retrospective will index over 70 journals and annuals published between 1900-1987. Design ProFILES contains profiles of nearly 20,000 artists, designers, craftspeople and architects active since c.1900. ReVIEW contains digitized backfiles of The Studio (London) 1893-1910, Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (Darmstadt) 1897-1910, and Art et Décoration (Paris) 1897-1910 with more journals forthcoming.

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Call for Entries: Photography, Prints, and Drawings

There is a call for entries on the theme of Spherical from A. Smith Galleries. Carla Ellard, the Assistant Curator, Southwestern & Mexican Photography, at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos will be the juror for entries.

Prints and Drawing:
The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition’s website. DEADLINE for entry: November 20, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Finding Currently Received Print Communication Design Periodicals in the Library

Here's how to find currently received Communication Design, Communication Art, Graphic Design, or Graphic Art magazines and journals in the library.

If you want to browse the paper or print journals, here is list of some Communication Design related journals and magazines in the library. The current issues, past 1-2 years, are shelved alphabetically by title on the 3rd floor. Some of these titles are available online. There will be a link in the catalog record to the online version.

The older issues up to 1980 are shelved by call number on the 3rd floor. Issues older than 1980 are shelved on the floor the call number is normally on.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Large print indexes and catalogs up for grabs for projects!

We are throwing out hundreds of old large size indexes, catalogs, and other large bound materials at the library. If you want any of them for projects please let us know ASAP so you can make arrangements for picking them up as we don’t deliver.

Please pass this on to other art & design faculty and/or students. You or anyone interested can contact me at

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Finding Currently Received Print Art and Photo Periodicals in the Library

Hello out there. I noticed the other day that there isn't a very easy way to check our catalog or periodical list to see which current art or photography magazines, journals, and other periodicals that we have here in the library. So I figured out a long way to find them and I made a list for you.

You can find these currently received periodicals on the 3rd floor shelved alphabetically by title on the metal shelves to the left of Reserve, Periodicals & Media desk or some are in the Wittliff Collections. You just need to ask the staff in the Wittliff Collections to get the magazine or journal that you want to look at and they will get it for you.

Click on the links to see the location of the current periodical, 3rd floor or Wittliff. You can use the call numbers on the linked catalog record if you want to look at an issue of one of these titles that is older that the past 1 or 2 years. You can find those in the stacks at the call number listed, on the 3rd floor, back to 1980. If the year of the issue you want is older than 1980, it will be where the call number listed is usually found in the library on the 5th, 6th, or 7th floors.

For a detailed table with titles, links to catalog records, location, and description of each title you can download the Currently Received Art and Photo Periodicals with Descriptions PDF.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New ARTstor tutorial!

Hello. I have made a new ARTstor tutorial called Creating URls and Power Points from ARTstor Image Groups. Below is the video embedded from YouTube. There is also a larger Flash version on the Alkek Library website.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone. I wanted to share a couple of award opportunities with you:

The Amon Carter Museum seeks applications for the 2010 Davidson Family Fellowship. Established in 1997, the fellowship provides support for scholars working toward the Ph.D. or at the postdoctoral level to research topics in the history of American art and culture that relate to objects in the museum's permanent collections. The museum collections cover the period between 1835 to 1950 in painting, sculpture, drawings and prints, photography from its beginnings to the present, and rare books. Proposals from qualified individuals in related disciplines are also welcome.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2010. The stipend is $5,000 for a minimum four-week period of full-time research conducted at the museum before September 30, 2010.

More information, including the application form, is available at:

And another award from ARTstor:

We would like to share information about a new ARTstor travel award program with you and your colleagues.

The ARTstor Travel Awards program will provide five research travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each to support educational and scholarly activities. While the digital age is opening up new approaches and techniques for using images of the world's cultural heritage as evidence in teaching and scholarship, there is no substitute for engagement with original works and sites, for research in archives that hold primary source material, or for attending conferences with colleagues engaged with similar issues. In recognition of this need, ARTstor will provide five research travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each (to be used by September 1, 2011) to help support the educational and scholarly activities of graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

To be considered for a research travel award, applicants must create and submit an ARTstor image group (or a series of image groups) and a single accompanying essay that creatively and compellingly demonstrates why the image group(s) is useful for teaching, research, or scholarship. The five winning submissions will be determined by ARTstor staff. These submissions will help ARTstor to understand better the uses that scholars and teachers are making of ARTstor's content and tools and will provide us with insights into how we can continue to improve our efforts to serve the educational community.

For more information about the ARTstor Travel Awards, please see:

More from me soon!