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Library Provides Access to High-Quality Images in Artstor

January 25, 2015

The UC Merced Library provides access to Artstor, a repository of high-quality images and a suite of tools to support their use to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning.

Artstor images are widely used in academics and are curated from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. Artstor access is now authenticated via your UCMnetID, and the images can be accessed anywhere, anytime. 

Artstor images can be integrated directly into your syllabi and course-management systems for teaching. Each image in Artstor has a stable URL that can be embedded in presentations as a link in a syllabi or to a list of resources in your course-management system. 

Instructors can also compile sets of images into image groups, each with their own URLs that can be embedded in course syllabi or management systems.

When students click on the image group URL, the Artstor Image Viewer will open to display the first image in the group. Controls at the bottom of the Image Viewer allow users to step through the other images in the group. Your students can zoom, explore, print and save each image from the viewer. Students might also be encouraged to use Artstor to find high-quality images required for their assignments, presentations and research. 

Artstor is a nonprofit initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To learn more about how to use Artstor to enhance your scholarship, teaching and learning, visit the Artstor YouTube channel.

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