Archive for November, 2010

new ARTstor Mobile (beta)

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Announcement from ARTstor User Services (

The ARTstor Digital Library is now accessible to registered ARTstor users through the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, providing read-only features such as searching and browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. We are also introducing the Flashcard View for ARTstor Mobile, which allows users to test their knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record. This new view can be found under the “Views” menu as “Flashcard.” ARTstor Mobile is only available through the Safari browser, just go to from your mobile device. For more details, visit our Help page at

Categories: tools

tools for visualizing information

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

There are some useful, free online tools available for visualizing information, creating concept maps, and developing presentations. Here are three of my favorites:


Prezi is a presentation tool, with engaging visual presentation features. It works equally well for non-linear information organization. Great for brainstorming, collaborative thinking, project design, image/text mixing, timelines, and more.  Set up account, spend 20 minutes with the tutorials, and you’ll be ready to use.






Easy-to-use software (free download) for creating concept/mind maps. View map as an outline, or convert an outline to a map. Share maps online through XMind site.




Create word collages with the look of tag clouds. Copy in text, and the image will auto-generate. Words that appear in the text most frequently will be largest, words that appear infrequently will be smallest. Select fonts and color palettes to customize.

Categories: tools

new images – Hildegard of Bingen

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Images from Hildegard’s manuscripts, and images of Hildegard.

Databases: UW Image Bank, MDID

keywords: hildegard

Categories: images