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Description of Services
Quick Start Guide

Description of Services

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Artstor is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve the educational and scholarly communities with more than two million images on subjects in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Artstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline.


Forum is a web-based media management tool that enables institutions to manage, store, use, and publish their institutional and faculty media collections privately, with the academic community, between institutions, or with the world.

Shared Shelf Commons

Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images made available to the public by institutions using JSTOR Forum to manage their digital collections.


Customized Group Training

Our support team is always happy to provide free, online training for a group of users at your institution or support you in developing your own training session. Contact for more information or to arrange a customized training for your group.

Webinars & Videos

All users of subscribed institutions are welcome to register for our regularly scheduled webinars, and we also have training videos that can be accessed at any time. You are welcome to promote or link to them in LibGuides or any other materials for your users.

Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide is the go-to guide for those who are new to Forum or need a refresher on how to use the system. The Guide takes subscribers through the entire project setup process, with instructions on how to upload content and use the Cataloging Tools environment. The Guide includes direct links to appropriate support site articles, how-to videos, and it also contains the URLs and login information for the Cataloging Tools, Admin Tools, and Artstor Admin Tools.