JSTOR is investing in the future and sustainability of Artstor’s high-quality collections and key functionality by incorporating them in one platform, where we will continue to build tools for teaching and learning as we expand access to this invaluable visual resource.
As a mission-driven not-for-profit, JSTOR works to promote and preserve the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Institutions are increasingly seeking streamlined, trustworthy, and cost-effective solutions in the changing landscape of research and education, and we are working to meet those needs by bringing diverse digital content together in a platform optimized for teaching and research.
This is why we’re bringing what we call the Artstor experience — its library and key functionalities — to the JSTOR platform; we know that Artstor isn’t just images, but also the experience of using those images, whether that’s downloading or citing, zooming or comparing, creating groups or sharing curated content. We’ve already brought these features and more to JSTOR, where they will be enhanced, maintained, and joined by many more as the year progresses.
No one knows better than the professionals we serve that doing things the right way takes time and hard work, and we thank you for your patience as we create an experience that adequately supports you and your own hard work. We’re excited by the early fruits of these efforts, from increased use of Artstor’s images to new approaches to visual literacy in the classroom, and proud to pursue the long-term promise of bringing essential scholarship and images together with tools and features to unlock their combined potential.