Artstor’s New Look!
Artstor Digital Library released their new platform this summer and it has a lot of big changes. The new platform features a redesigned interface, streamlined features, and runs on the same back-end technology that currently powers JSTOR.
Updated and new features include:
- New IIIF image viewer allows you to view images full screen, and a new comparison mode allows you to compare up to 10 images at once while zooming on details.
- Anyone with a registered account can share image groups, not just those with instructor privileges. Students can easily share image groups with their teachers and classmates.
- Image groups can be set to private or institutional (viewable to everyone at your institution). Private image groups can be shared with select people by sharing the URL. Private image groups shared with you will be saved under the “shared with me” header on the image groups page.
- Image groups can now be shared across institutions via the URL. Any local images (such as those from your Shared Shelf collections) will not be visible to users at other institutions.
- Advanced search no longer requires a keyword. You can now select multiple criteria such as date, classification, and geography to view all images in Artstor meeting those criteria.
- Tags replace the folder system.
- Image groups open directly from the Digital Library home page under the “Image Groups” header.
- Images open on the detail page (instead of a pop up window), with metadata to the right of the image. You can link directly to this page.
- Links saved on LibGuides, course websites, etc. will redirect to the new site.
- The platform is now mobile-friendly.
Get a complete tour of all the new features here.