Shared Shelf Overview
Shared Shelf media management software enables institutions to manage, store, use, and publish their institutional and faculty media collections within their institution or publicly on the Web. If your institution already subscribes, Enter Shared Shelf.
- Web-based media management software.
- Cataloging tools with customizable metadata schemas.
- Integrated Getty vocabularies: Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)™, Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)™, Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)™, and the Cultural Object Name Authority (CONA)™ (in development).
- Community collaboration through shared name and work records.
- Ability to share collections via your institutional website, a group of institutions, or open-access websites.
- Ability to publish collections into a robust discovery Workspace that provides a single point of access to your local content and the Artstor Digital Library, which includes 1.8+ million images in the arts and sciences.
- Workspace tools to support active use of visual content such as search, browse, zoom, image groups, Mobile flashcards, and batch download to PowerPoint.
- Ability to publish into the open-access site Shared Shelf Commons®.
- Ability to nominate collections for inclusion in the Artstor Digital Library.
- Remote storage and back up of media files.
- Free training and user support.
See system requirements and compatibility.
Shared Shelf has been developed in response to the community's expressed need for a cataloging and media management system that allows institutions to manage and share collections across departments at their own campus, with other institutions, or on the open Web without requiring local technical infrastructure or administration.
Shared Shelf developed out of Artstor's pilot hosting program, which concluded in December 2010 (former Artstor Hosting Advisory Group Members). During the pilot period, more than 2 million images from 150 colleges, universities, and museums were uploaded to the Artstor Workspace software platform, providing seamless integration and cross-searching with the Artstor Digital Library's 1.8+ million images. The ability to bring together institutional and the Digital Library's collections through a single Workspace proved invaluable to scholars and teachers in many different academic fields.
Artstor is collaborating with 9 institutional partners and an initial group of early subscribers who are contributing significant staff knowledge, time, and investment funds to develop this common software platform. The Shared Shelf Steering Group advises on the development of Shared Shelf based on the expressed needs of their staff and end users. Our shared vision is to develop innovative solutions to media management by leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise of our community.
|Megan Battey, Middlebury College|
|Clem Guthro, Colby College|
|Dean Krafft, Cornell University|
|Tracey Robinson, Harvard University|
|Mike Roy, Middlebury College|
|Roddy Austin, New York University|
|Pauline Saliga, Society of Architectural Historians|
|Beth Sandore, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign|
|Yolanda Cooper, University of Miami|
|Meg Bellinger, Yale University|
Read more about why our institutional partners chose Shared Shelf.