Shared Shelf is a media management tool developed by Artstor. It lets UVA catalog, edit, store, and share image collections within the institution.

Individuals and departments can create their own Shared Shelf collections for internal or public use. These collections are not limited to art. For example, a biology researcher might create a Shared Shelf collection in order to catalog extensive images of a field site. If you were tracking photographs of a forest over time, for example, you might want to note the weather when the picture was taken, the date, and the geographic coordinates of the site.

This guide only provides information on Shared Shelf relevant to UVA users. For more specific guides to using and managing your projects, visit and see the external Shared Shelf Help Wiki

Use Shared Shelf Projects
In order to have a Shared Shelf account, you must first have an Artstor account. Your account credentials for Artstor will be the same for Shared Shelf. Before starting your own online Shared Shelf collection (also known as a project), think about what information you want to track for each record. Knowing how Shared Shelf is structured will help you concretize your needs. Once you have determined what data you want to collect, set up an appointment with Ann Burns, the media scholarship librarian. She will discuss your project with you, then create the project. Ann Burns can also add users to a project. Within your project, you can add records and metadata, then group them into different sets. You can also filter and search for records. If you want to be added to an existing Shared Shelf project, e-mail Ann Burns to add you to the project. This guide only provides information on Shared Shelf relevant to UVA users.
Learn More About Shared Shelf

Learn more about Shared Shelf using the external Help Wiki.

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