Shared Shelf Commons

Artstor created Shared Shelf Commons, an open-access library of digital media from institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, our Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections.

Visit Shared Shelf Commons and search and browse a growing list of collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share.

Embedded Metadata Extraction Tool (EMET)

EMET facilitates management and preservation of digital images and their incorporation into external databases and applications. Created by Artstor through funding from the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), EMET is freely available for download. EMET is also available as an open source application on SourceForge.

National Digital Stewardship Alliance

Artstor is as a founding member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) along with 50 other prominent organizations. The NDSA is headed by the Library of Congress as “a collaborative effort among government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to preserve a distributed national digital collection for the benefit of citizens now and in the future.” Artstor participates in two working groups: Standards and Practices and Infrastructure.

Visit the NDSA website for more information.

Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive (SAHARA)

Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive (SAHARA) is a dynamic online library of architectural and landscape images for research and teaching. The aim of SAHARA is to become encyclopedic in scope, presenting images of our built world from every corner of the globe. Artstor serves as SAHARA's technology partner, developing the software tools to enable the uploading, downloading, cataloging, and sharing of images in an online environment.

For full description, visit the SAH website.

Judith and Holofernes Collection Project

As part of The Judith Project, the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust sponsored a new collection of 330 images based on the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes to be added to the Digital Library. The project’s aim is to enhance scholarship on The Book of Judith from antiquity to the present. Images in the collection range from an 11th-century illuminated manuscript to a tableau by Judith Greifinger Klausner from 2008 that features insects playing the parts of the two characters. Learn more.