Head, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University Library
Chief Technology Strategist
Associate University Librarian
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Society of Architectural Historians
Director of Libraries
ARTstor, eight partner colleges and universities, and the Society of Architectural Historians have embarked upon a new initiative for the management and sharing of digital images called “Shared Shelf.” The institutional partners include Colby College, Cornell University, Harvard University, Middlebury College, New York University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Miami, and Yale University. Harvard and Yale are serving as lead partners. The project intends to make it practical for institutions, large and small, to combine images created by individuals, those held by the institution, and those in ARTstor’s database—and to do so without the need for local on-site infrastructure. Partners are contributing significant staff knowledge and time, in addition to investment funds, and ARTstor is developing the common software platform. The goal is to create an efficient and innovative infrastructure informed by the shared expertise of key participating institutions.