Database Update: Artstor

Have you noticed that the digital art library database, Artstor, looks different? You may have thought, Wow! No more pop up windows or Flash needed when I want to look at an image, but where did my instructor privileges go? What’s IIIF? Maybe you are new to Artstor and aren’t quite knowledgeable of everything it has to offer. Are you a student working on a group project and you need to share a group of images between all the members? Are you an Art History student studying works of art for an exam? There’s a quiz mode to help you ace the test.


New changes to Artstor also means bountiful information on how to use the newly updated digital art library database. This post shares some resources to get you started so you can soon be a master! If you ever get stuck, don’t hesitate to ask for help from the library. Find my contact information at the bottom of this post. Instruction and Reference librarian, Chris Filstrup, liaison to the Art department, can also help.


Artstor how-to resources:


IIIF information

Victoria Pilato

Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Victoria can assist you with digital project management guidelines, copyright, and ethical considerations for your research projects. Feel free to contact her at
Victoria Pilato
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