Adding images

Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948.; The liver is the cock's comb; 1944ARTstor offers a variety of opportunities to add local content to the ARTstor Digital Library. Working actively with the community to facilitate access to a wide and growing range of content for educational use is one of ARTstor's key goals.

We currently offer three different ways to contribute and share local content through ARTstor's network and viewing environment: personal, institutional, and contributed collections.

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Personal Collections

The ARTstor Personal Collections feature allows instructor-level users to post their personal digital images alongside images from the ARTstor Digital Library. These images will initially be viewable only by the user who uploaded them and only when that user has logged in. Uploaded images will be found in the user's Personal Collection, which is accessible from the ARTstor homepage when the user has logged in. These images can then be shared by the person posting them with others at a user's institution by adding them to image groups in shared folders.

For more information, see Building Personal Collections in our Online Help.

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Contributed collections

We at ARTstor believe that a key service we can provide the community is to offer a trusted venue for sharing collections created outside of ARTstor. Institutions and individuals are therefore encouraged to explore with ARTstor the possibility of contributing already-digitized collections to the ARTstor Digital Library for access by other ARTstor participating institutions. These contributions are individually negotiated between ARTstor and an institutional liaison or individual contributor.

For more information, see the ARTstor Digital Library Contributor's Guide or email

Image credits

Gorky, Arshile, 1904-1948.; The liver is the cock's comb; 1944; The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection; ARTstor ID# CARNEGIE_4770003
© 2005 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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