Users of Artstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) should be aware that it does not yet work with the newest Apple operating system, Mac OSX Mavericks (version 10.9). Artstor is aware of this incompatibility and is working to fix it, but it may be a few more months until a compatible version is available.
This is a problem that has happened before, and I can pretty much promise you that it will happen again the next time Apple moves to a new version of OSX. For the time being, I encourage OIV users to hold off on getting the free upgrade to Mavericks if at all possible. And please feel free to contact me if you need any help!
A new version of OIV that is compatible with Mac OSX Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is now available from ARTstor. To download it, you first need to log into your ARTstor account. In the navigation bar at the top of the main ARTstor search page, click on Tools and select “Download offline presentation tool (OIV).” After accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use, click the radio button next to “OIV 3.1.3 for Mac (Java 6.x; Mac OSX 10.7 and 10.8),” then download.
Users of Mac OSX Lion and ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) have been out of luck so far this semester (read my previous post here), but a solution finally appears to be on the horizon. ARTstor is currently testing a new version of OIV that will be compatible with Lion, and expects to release it within the next week.
Keep an eye on VRC@UD for more information!
UPDATE, November 23, 2011: OIV for Lion has arrived! To download it, you first need to log into your ARTstor account. In the navigation bar at the top of the main ARTstor search page, click on Tools and select “Download offline presentation tool (OIV).” Make sure to click the radio button next to “OIV 3.1.2 for Mac (Java 6.x; Mac OSX 10.7)” before downloading.
Screenshot of ARTstor's search page on October 6, 2011
If you have gone to ARTstor’s search page in the past few days, you may have been greeted by a new image. The Macintosh 128K Home Computer pictured there is the original model released by Apple in 1984, and the one marketed that year in the company’s famous Super Bowl commercial. It’s ARTstor’s low-key tribute to the late Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder.
This image also highlights the Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design collection in ARTstor, which includes images of a number of Apple products at MoMA. Also among the nearly 7000 images in this collection are works by such designers as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hector Guimard, Antoni Gaudí, Marcel Breuer, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Users of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) should be aware that it does not yet work with the newest Apple operating system, Mac OSX Lion (version 10.7). ARTstor is aware of this incompatibility and is working to fix it.
This problem occurs with every application when a new operating system is first released. The same thing happened with OIV when Apple released OSX Snow Leopard (version 10.6), and ARTstor worked quickly to solve that problem. For the time being, you may want to delay that purchase of a new Mac, make arrangements to use an older Mac instead, or even switch temporarily to using Powerpoint for your presentations.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you need any assistance!