What is available on JSTOR now?

  • More than 2.5 million images from the licensed Artstor collections, for users at Artstor-subscribing institutions, and 760,000 open images, free for everyone
  • Up-close examination and comparison features with IIIF viewer
  • Robust image search and browse options
  • Image Group functions in JSTOR Workspace, including organization, annotation, presentation, and citation capabilities
  • Consolidated usage reports and administrative tools to view data from Artstor and JSTOR platform combined
  • New, affordable subscription options

What’s coming to JSTOR for images?

  • Importing Image Groups to JSTOR
  • Improved discoverability using Getty Vocabularies
  • Working with institutions currently using Artstor APIs to make updates
  • Artstor images on JSTOR will be discoverable in library discovery services
  • New images and collections, with a focus on increased diversification
  • Updated LibGuides and educational resources for images on JSTOR

Why is Artstor moving to the JSTOR platform?

We wanted to introduce Artstor to the more than 81 million researchers, faculty, and students across the world who do their research on JSTOR. To that end, in 2021 we launched a project to add Artstor’s high-quality images and to develop new features and functionality for teaching and learning with text, images, and primary sources.

Institutions are already seeing increased usage of Artstor’s images now that they are available on both platforms. As the year progresses, we will be adding more collections and new tools, making your experience even better.

Learn more about this initiative.

When is the Artstor platform going away?

The Artstor platform will continue to remain active without interruption until we can ensure JSTOR delivers an optimal experience for research, teaching, and learning with images. We will continue to update our community as this work progresses; rest assured that any changes to the availability of Artstor will be announced many months in advance.

What is the status of my favorite Artstor collections and features on JSTOR?

The vast majority of the content in Artstor is already available on JSTOR, and we are actively working on the few remaining collections that haven’t yet been released.

See our updates page for an overview of the key features that we have released, and sign up for updates in your mailbox and join our webinars to keep up with the latest news.

Where can I find support materials?

We are continuously updating and adding new content on the training page of our Librarian’s Guide to the transition of Artstor to JSTOR; you can find a growing number of brief videos walking users through topics such as signing up for an account, finding images, saving and organizing content on JSTOR Workspace, and much more. You can also always find help on our Support site.

Are you continuing to add new collections to Artstor?

We continue to add new collections that extend Artstor’s cultural scope and disciplinary reach. This includes African, African American, and Asian content, and content in disciplines such as social justice and human geography, environmental studies, public health, and natural sciences.

Will this result in any fee changes for my Artstor subscription?

We have implemented a new fee structure for Artstor that reduces the cost for all institutions. This fee reduction is being phased in over 3 years for existing Artstor participants to ensure sustainability.

Is there a difference between the images on Artstor and on JSTOR?

The Artstor images on JSTOR are the same high-quality images you find on the Artstor platform, with the exact same resolution. Plus you will find even more images on JSTOR contributed by libraries, museums, and archives across the world.

How can access my institution’s Artstor images and resources on JSTOR?

Just like the Artstor platform, you can search and browse your institution’s Artstor images without logging in when you’re on campus and when you’re working remotely. To start using tools for organizing and exporting images, simply log in to JSTOR with your Artstor username and password.

I have published collections that are only visible within my institution on Artstor. Is this supported on JSTOR?

Both public and institutional collections can be published to JSTOR via our Community Collections initiative.