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Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

Stanford White, Bronx Community College (formerly New York University), Gould Memorial Library; Interior view #1 of rotunda, 1896. Data from: The Trustees of Columbia University, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, learn.columbia.edu

In addition to still images, you can find videos, audio files, 3D images, and panorama (QTVR) files within the Artstor Workspace. You can search by media type using the file extensions as keywords:

  • Videos – search for mov. Clicking movieicon will open your default video player.
  • Audio – search for mp3. Clicking sound will open your default audio player.
  • Panoramas (QTVR) – search for qtvr. Clicking i-qtvr2 will open a QuickTime Player window where you can view the environment by panning 360°.
  • 3D images – search for 3D. Clicking i-3d will open the 3D image in rotation in the image viewer. To stop or restart the rotation, click the rotatation icon.

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It’s easy to ensure that your media collection is properly catalogued in Shared Shelf when publishing it on the Artstor Workspace, Shared Shelf Commons, DPLA, or other publishing targets.SetFieldRequiredUsing Shared Shelf’s admin tools, you can make it a requirement for any field to be cataloged before your media can be published, ensuring that a minimum cataloging standard is met. Check out our helpful step-by-step guide in the Shared Shelf support site.

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My school has Artstor, now what? Check out our quick and easy training videos and learn how to get the most out of the Artstor Digital Library!

View images in the Artstor Digital Library Learn how to view images in the Artstor Digital Library and discover the tools available in Artstor’s Image Viewer.

Register for an Artstor user account Learn how to register for an Artstor user account and get access to more advanced features of the Artstor Digital Library.

Export to PowerPoint  Learn how to easily turn your Image Groups to PowerPoint presentations. (more…)

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new-featuresArtstor has implemented several initiatives to keep you abreast of updates, improvements, and issues with the Artstor Digital Library.

  • There are now Site Status sections on the homepage of the Artstor Help site and on the Artstor Blog.
  • We’ve created an Artstor Digital Library Release History page on our Help site listing known issues and bugs. Known issues will be listed with a status, any work-arounds that are available, and an expected fix date when possible. New issues that arise between releases will be classified under the most recent release so that they are easy to find at the top of the page.
  • We’ve revived the Artstor Discuss list, which users can join by sending a blank email to subscribe-artstor-discuss@lyris.artstor.org. Subscribers will be the first to hear about new features, site maintenance, and bugs/bug fixes. The list will also serve as a forum for users to discuss their experiences with Artstor.
  • When necessary, we’ll be posting a maintenance alert box on the Artstor Digital Library home page to notify users of upcoming site maintenance downtime or major known issues.

We are also working on release histories for the OIV, expect those in the coming weeks.

Questions? Email the User Services team at userservices@artstor.org.

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Alexandria, Map, 1619 | Image and original data provided by Bryn Mawr College

Alexandria, Map, 1619 | Image and original data provided by Bryn Mawr College

Navigating the tremendous number of images in the Artstor Digital Library can be daunting, particularly to those in fields outside of art history. Where to start looking for images for, say, an Introduction to Philosophy class? To address that hurdle, we are introducing curriculum guides – collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses.

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Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros. , New York Public Library Picture Collection, Miss Javitz, Miss Louise Riley, and Naomi Street helping customers to select prints, 1949. Museum of the City of New York

Start the school year off right by registering for a free Artstor Digital Library account. Among the many benefits: you can organize images into groupsexport these groups as PowerPoint presentations or download them in zipped files, share them with other users at your institution, add searchable annotations to individual images, and access the Digital Library away from campus or on your mobile devices.

To register, simply visit library.artstor.org from your institution, click on Register on the upper right corner, and fill out the required fields. You’re done! Now you can log in from anywhere. Remember: You will need to log in to your registered user account at your subscribing institution once every 120 days to maintain your remote access.

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Adolph Menzel | General Moltke's Binoculars, ca. 1871 | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Image and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Adolph Menzel | General Moltke’s Binoculars, ca. 1871 | Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin | Image and original data provided by Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Ah, the problems of having 1.8 million images to choose from: your keyword search might get you too many results! Not to worry—simply click on the + sign or on Narrow your results in the beige bar above your search results to expand the filter panel and, in most cases, the graphical timeline. You can then filter by classification, geography, and dates.

You may also be interested in: 

How do you browse through 1.6 million images?

Four Easy Tricks to Help You Search the Artstor Digital Library

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