Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Seeking Volunteers Soon

The 2nd Annual Kansas Book Festival will be held at Koch Arena (Wichita State University) on October 5 & 6, 2007. Several nationally prominent authors will be featured this year, and the event will continue to spotlight Kansas authors and books. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, including hospitality, volunteer and author check-in, parking lot attendants, performance assistants, among others. Volunteers will be scheduled to work two-hour shifts.

The Festival takes place on Friday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, October 7, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Festival website at to sign up as a volunteer.If you have further questions, email the Volunteer Coordinators at

The Kansas Book Festival celebrates literature, the arts, and Kansas heritage, and is a joint presentation of the Governor's Cultural Affairs Council, the State Library of Kansas, the Kansas Center for the Book, the Kansas Historical Society, and the Wichita Public Library.

And I'm helping coordinate this effort, so you can leave me a comment if you'd like to hear more.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

New in our ARTstor Database at Butler

ARTstor is pleased to announce that 2,000 images from the Library of Congress Eyes of the Nation collection are now available through the ARTstor Digital Library. This collection provides a pictorial overview of American history and includes prints, posters, maps, manuscript pages, photographs, design, movie stills, and cartoons.

Additional images added to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection
We have released approximately additional 1,600 images to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection. This latest release focuses on Ottoman architecture in Turkey and brings the total number of images in this collection to over 10,000.

Additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives
ARTstor has released approximately 1,400 additional images from the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives. These high quality images, scanned from large format color transparencies, focus on key European artists and collections from major European museums outside Italy.

We have ARTstor available for the use of Butler Community College students, staff and faculty. Check it out at and click on Online Databases.

Apologies for not posting in nearly two months... that's another story...