Join us for a webinar discussing how we build our diverse collections on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00 PM ET.

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Artstor launched a record number of images in 2017 across diverse subject areas—including photography, decorative arts, and modern and contemporary art—and 2018 promises to be another prolific year. In this webinar our in-house experts will present highlights from recent and upcoming releases and provide a look behind the scenes from the metadata perspective, with a focus on the challenges of collection-building and how to ensure optimal discoverability.

And then it will be your turn: We’ll also be asking for your feedback on how we can improve the Digital Library for our users, from enhanced metadata to new content that you’d like to see. We look forward to hearing from you!


Sharon Garewal is the Taxonomy Manager for JSTOR and is responsible for the maintenance of the JSTOR Thesaurus. This includes acting as an organizational resource for education and training on the thesaurus as well as conducting content audits to measure thesaurus accuracy. Sharon has a Masters of Library Science degree from Kent State University.

Lisa Gavell is Artstor’s Senior Manager of Image Content. She manages metadata and image rights within the Artstor Digital Library, and is currently overseeing an experimental cataloging project. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from Simmons College. Lisa is the current chair of the Greater New York Chapter of the Visual Resources Association.

Nancy Minty is Artstor’s Content & Collections Editor and holds a Ph.D. in art history from NYU, with a specialization in Dutch and Flemish Baroque art. She has curatorial experience at a number of museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, and has led curatorial projects and exhibitions for private collectors. She has also published catalogues and articles in her field.