Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

Winners will receive five years’ free use of Shared Shelf cloud-based asset management tool

Artstor is proud to announce the inception of the Digital Humanities Awards to recognize and help facilitate the most innovative and intellectually stimulating projects in the field. This award recognizes the importance of the Digital Humanities and supports Artstor’s mission to enhance scholarship and teaching through the use of digital media.  The award of five years’ free access to Shared Shelf to winners helps to address the need recently identified in Ithaka S+R’s Sustaining the Digital Humanities “for an end-to-end solution… to support faculty from planning, to building, to preservation and outreach.”

To enter, describe your Digital Humanities project in 1,000 words or less, and your team could receive full, long-term access to Artstor’s Shared Shelf digital media management software to upload, catalog, manage, store, and share the project. Learn more about the award at artstor.org/dha.

How Shared Shelf works

Shared Shelf is a cloud-based, enterprise-wide media management solution that enables institutions to catalog efficiently and consistently, quickly create rich data records, make collections accessible to a targeted audience, and keep files safe.  It provides a stable and flexible home for vast media collections, allowing assets to be used and re-used in different contexts. Shared Shelf also offers several other features crucial to the construction of a Digital Humanities project, including:

  • Media and associated data preservation according to NDSA standards
  • Compatibility with numerous file types, including image, audio, video, and PDF
  • Easy export (via OAI server and API) to Open Access environments, including Shared Shelf Commons, the open Web, DPLA, and OMEKA sites
  • Fully customizable cataloguing fields and screens
  • Role-based permissions and restrictions
  • Cloud-based with concurrent multi-user capabilities

Learn more and find out about current projects using the software at sharedshelf.org.

Deadline for entries: October 15, 2014. Winners will be announced in early December.

Rules and application instructions at artstor.org/dha.