Publishing your digital collections content allows it to be accessed by users in several different platforms. How the media can be used and how the data is viewable varies across publishing environments. The chart below distinguishes the available features for each environment. For more information on how to set up publishing to these environments, please see the Administrative Tools section.
Institutional and Personal Collection in Artstor
Artstor is where your content will be co-mingled with content from the Artstor Digital Library as an Institutional Collection. Artstor specific fields improve the search utility of Institutional Collection content in this environment. Publishing to this target is done by checking the box when selecting destination targets. Your institution’s users can access this content freely on-campus, and with a user account when off-campus in order to organize and export this content. You also have the option of publishing your content to a Personal Collection in Artstor.
Personal Collections can be used as a way for faculty to manage their own collections in both Forum and Artstor. Multiple users may have access to catalog items for a Personal Collection in the Forum Cataloging Tools, but the target is designed to publish only to an individual user’s Personal Collection in Artstor. Anytime that owner logs into Artstor, they will see their Personal Collection, listed alongside any previously existing Personal Collections managed in Artstor. If items are intended for sharing with other users, the owner can create groups in Artstor and manage the visibility of their items.
Public Collection in Artstor
Public Collections are freely accessible at library.artstor.org. Unlike Institutional and Personal Collections, Public Collections do not require logging in or campus access. You may choose to share your Public Collection content with the Digital Public Library of America. For more information about Public Collections, see Public Collections in Artstor.
Omeka is an open source web publishing platform developed by George Mason University’s Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media. For more information about the Omeka project, see the Omeka website. Publishing to an Omeka target allows your Forum content to be accessed through a fully customizable interface. Examples of our community’s Omeka collections can be found here.
Publishing to an OAI server will allow your collections to be harvested and integrated within other environments, such as institutional repositories and discovery systems. For more information about publishing to an OAI server, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.