Monday, August 29, 2016

Get to know ARTSTOR, a database of art through the ages

ARTSTOR Database

September Webinars:
Get the most from the Artstor Digital Library
Looking for some examples of how to use the Digital Library for class projects and exams? Ever wanted to share your local image collections alongside the ones in the Digital Library? Curious about how Artstor’s collections can be used to teach across disciplines? Ready to master the Digital Library’s advanced features? Read on!

All sessions are listed in Pacific Time. Find more webinars at or email us to find a time suitable for your schedule (including international times)
30 Minute Mastery: Browse, Search and Refine
If you have 30 minutes, you can quickly learn how to navigate Artstor’s digital content with useful pointers about browsing, tips for basic search techniques, and methods to refine your search results.
September 7, 11:00 AM

Engage! The Best Ways to Share Images with the Artstor Digital Library

We all know that the best audience is one that is engaged. This training will show you how using folders, sharing links to your groups and images, and creating PowerPoint presentations promotes collaboration and sharing – leading to highly engaged users!

September 13, 12:00 PM
Get Organized! Making Sense of Folders and Image Groups

Take full advantage of the Artstor Digital Library! We'll show you how to save searches, create image groups and folders with different access levels, and how to share this content through downloads and exports.

September 22, 12:00 PM

The Do's and Don'ts of Image Copyright

Concerned about copyright? Confused by fair use? Join Artstor's Deputy General Counsel for a primer on copyright law and best practices for making fair use of images for education and scholarship. 

September 19, 11:30 AM
Explore! New and Unique Digital Library Collections

This webinar introduces Artstor Digital Library users to the breadth and depth of content in the Artstor Digital Library. We’ll briefly review how images are contributed then browse through highlights of the Digital Library including some of our most popular, unique, and newest contributed collections. The visual tour includes a look at collections contributed through Shared Shelf Commons.

September 26, 9:00 AM

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Learn how to sign up for & use your New York Times account: #Free Webinars 6/30

CSM Students, Staff, and Faculty: 

You are invited to attend The New York Times monthly webinar series, Thursday, June 30, 2016.

During the 3-part series we will demonstrate the pass activation process, tour the Times website, and introduce participants to The New York Times in Education website, a resource designed to help educators incorporate Times content into their curriculum.

Register below for each session you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with a ‘Join webinar’ link and an ‘Add to Calendar’ option for Outlook and Google calendars.

The confirmation email will contain the webinar dial-in number, though you may also listen through the speakers on your computer.

We encourage you to join the webinar 2-3 minutes early, as our meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to grant permission for the plug-in to run).

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.

Thursday, June 30th 

Webinar 1: 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Pacific
The New York Times; Activating an Academic Pass
To register, click: 8am Webinar RSVP

Webinar 2: 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Pacific
The New York Times; Site Demo and Navigation
To register, click: 10am Webinar RSVP

Webinar 3: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM EST
The New York Times; Education Website (This webinar is for faculty only)
To register, click: 11am Webinar RSVP

Thank you,

Adam Ritter
Education Manager
The New York Times

Sunday, June 5, 2016

551 videos added to Films on Demand during May!

New Titles Notification

Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 551
We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.
  • ✔ View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.

Featured Video

Germany: One Night in Cologne

A mob sexual assault on young women during a New Year’s Eve celebration snapped Germany’s tolerance of mass migration. In this film, hear from victims of the attack and a lawyer who represents 125 men accused of theft. Examine conflicting views toward asylum seekers and refugees, and the impact of the attacks on German consciousness.

Viewer discretion is advised. Some language in this video may be offensive.

Library card account required to view video.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

We're on break! We return Monday June 13 at 9am

School is out!
Congrats to all of the CSM graduates.

CSM Library is closed. We will reopen on Monday, June 13th at 9am.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Get Creative! CSM Library Bookmark Design Challenge: April 11-29, 2016

Create a bookmark for our Bookmark Design Challenge and enter to win for prizes. Winning bookmark will be reprinted and distributed at the library. Please visit the CSM Library for full details, and to submit your bookmark.

Avant-Garde Poster Exhibit in Library: April 18-May 20, 2016

The library has a special exhibit on display: 

Rebranding the Russian Avant-Garde

International Poster Exhibition

This exhibition presents works of contemporary international designers who are attempting to re-imagine the Russian avant-garde movement in the age of digital media. Using the Russian avant-garde as the main source of their inspiration, these artists re-contextualize familiar themes, while exploring new technologies and striving to form their own unique visual language. In addition, the show features a selection of posters by CSM digital media students.

The posters will be on display on the library's main level from April 18-May 20, 2016. Admission is free. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Titles from Films on Demand!

New Titles Notification

We are pleased to announce that 193 new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.

  • ✔ View your newly added titles:
    Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.
  • From TED Talks to the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, check out titles such as How our microbes make us who we are and Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe? to Tackling concussions and Under the shadow.

  • Featured videos:

  • How our microbes make us who we are
  • Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
  • Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe
  • Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. Paleoanthropologist, rock art researcher and TED Senior Fellow Genevieve von Petzinger has studied and codified these ancient markings in caves across Europe. The uniformity of her findings suggest that graphic communication, and the ability to preserve and transmit messages beyond a single moment in time, may be much older than we think.
  • Tackling concussions
  • Biomedical engineers created eye-tracking software to measure brain functions. It can quickly track eye movement and detect possible problems—slower, less controlled eye movements are typical symptoms of a concussion. The technology will be used on any smartphone or tablet.
  • Under the shadow
  • “When we rape we feel free,” confesses a young soldier in the Congolese Army. According to the American Journal of Public Health, 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC earned a reputation as most dangerous country in the world for women. In this documentary, soldiers explain why they rape and describe how the atrocities took place. It follows the story of Masika, who opened a rescue center to offer counselling and shelter to rape victims. Can these women escape the shadow cast by this threat of sexual violence and will the specter of justice bring hope and resolution