Artstor has collaborated with the University of Delaware and Washington University in St. Louis to provide access to nearly 13,000 high-quality images in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The collections were originally made available to the public in Shared Shelf Commons, an open-access library of images from institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, Artstor’s Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections.
The release is part of an ongoing initiative, with Shared Shelf Commons collections from Bryn Mawr College, Cornell University, and University of California, San Diego scheduled to become available in DPLA in the future. Earlier this year, Artstor also provided access in DPLA to more than 10,000 high-quality images from six major American museums: the Dallas Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection), the Walters Art Museum, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery.
“The University of Delaware Library is very pleased to make its digital image collections in Shared Shelf Commons accessible to the users of the Digital Public Library of America,” said Gregg A. Silvis, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiative. “These collections contain many wonderful images related to the state of Delaware and nearby areas. Libraries are ultimately about users, and the ability to make these digital image collections widely available to the public is at the heart of what libraries are all about.”
The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project across government, research institutions, museums, libraries, and archives to build a digital library platform to make America’s cultural and scientific history free and publicly available anytime, anywhere, online through a single access point. Learn more at the upcoming DPLAfest in Boston, MA, October 24-25.