What is Shared Shelf? Shared Shelf is a web-based image management and cataloging system that will allow faculty to upload their own images, catalog them, and share them online. Its web-based nature does away with the need for local onsite infrastructure.
What is its relationship to ARTstor? Campus users who have access to Shared Shelf can catalog their own images and then publish and share them with the world through Shared Shelf Commons. The goal of developing Shared Shelf was to be able to bring together various institutional collections through a single interface.
What are its benefits for our faculty? Faculty will have the ability to easily upload and catalog their own images to make them available for scholarly and teaching purposes. In addition, faculty from disciplines other than art and architecture, such as from communications, humanities, social sciences and the sciences will be able to contribute their image collections to ARTstor via Shared Shelf.