Thursday, August 8, 2013

Database Off-Campus Access Unavailable

Greetings from the LITC.

Due to some new network settings here on campus, off-campus database access is unavailable.  Information Technology is aware of the issue and working towards a solution.  All resources are working on campus, however.  Some resources are available via the State Library (for SC residents only) at

We apologize for any inconvenience.  We'll keep you updated when the problem has been corrected.

Monday, August 5, 2013

ARTstor Updates

ARTstor is a popular image research resource, popular with many different courses here at Coker.  They've had some important updates to announce.  From their blog:

  • Users will now be able to browse through image groups from the Image Group Panel. Once an image group has been opened, users will see a "Browse Groups" tab in the image group panel where they can navigate to another image group.
  • In response to your feedback, ARTstor has increased the maximum number of images that can be exported to PowerPoint in a 120-day period from 1,000 to 2,000. In addition, downloads to PowerPoint can now include up to 150 images per download.
  • Computer monitors with higher resolutions will be able to display more images per row.
I'm glad the image limit has been increased - believe it or not, some Coker patrons would hit that limit quite easily.  Also, being able to use the entire screen to view more thumbnail images will be very useful.

Give ARTstor a try here.