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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.

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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.

Institutional Partners & Steering Group Members

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.


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