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  • CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

    Much uncertainty surrounds how and when images or other copyrighted material can be used, especially for teaching and scholarship. For a use of copyrighted material to be considered fair in the United States, four factors should be considered …

  • Two projects in the Department of History of Art have received grants from the new Digital Humanities at Berkeley Initiative

    Professor Lisa Trever submitted a successful proposal to integrate digital components into her fall 2015 course "Mural Painting and the Ancient Americas." This seminar will explore the traditions of palace, temple, and tomb painting in …

  • A New Mobile Image Sharing and Projection App

    We’re seeing increased adoption of mobile devices used for sharing and projecting images in the classroom and at conferences. A new iPad/iPhone app called Wölff www.wolffapp.com promises to improve mobile device use in serving up …

  • How to Compress a PDF file (Mac)

    PDFs often can be quite large, making it difficult to e-mail or upload the files. It may be necessary to compress the document to make the file-size smaller. To compress a PDF file: 1.) Open your PDF using the Preview application 2.) …

  • Create a Customized Start-time for YouTube videos linked within PowerPoint

    If you are interested in showing a just a portion of a video clip from YouTube linked from within your PPT presentation, you can create a link with a customized start-time. To generate a customized link, follow 3 simple steps: 1.) Click the …

  • Digital Art History Summer Institutes

    The Getty Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities are sponsoring four summer institutes on the digital humanities during 2014. These events will be hosted at Harvard, UCLA, and George Mason University. Admission for all of the …

  • Batch Importer for PPT 2011 on Macs

    I've created an automator file for batch importing folders of images to PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. The automated process also resizes the images to screen-sized within the PPT slides. You may download the file here.

  • Art.sy Education Offers 25,000+ Open-Access Images

    Art.sy Education has partnered with over 650 museums, galleries and nonprofits to provide access to their collections from one portal. Over half of the Art.sy images are downloadable on an open-access basis and may be used without …

  • Grant Opportunities for Digital Humanities Projects

      The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced start-up grants for digital humanities projects. The NEH program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to …

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute

      The Getty Foundation has provided funding for a digital humanities summer institute for art historians to be held at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in 2014. The institute aims to engage art …