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JSTOR for climate change research: Artstor's Public Collections

This guide highlights JSTOR's open access content related to climate change, and the tools available to enhance your research.

About Artstor

Looking for images? Learn more about Artstor, a digital library of images from around the world.


About JSTOR Forum

JSTOR Forum is the new name for Shared Shelf and is the next generation of the web-based software for managing, describing, and delivering your library and museum collections to maximize their discoverability and usage. JSTOR Forum is an enterprise-wide media management solution that enables institutions to upload, catalog, and share their digital collections. Users can easily manage a library’s special collection, a retiring faculty member’s lifelong work, student project videos, and more. Collections are discoverable alongside the Digital Library’s content throughout your institution, and may be shared with other institutions or published to the Open Web via Shared Shelf Commons, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), or your own Omeka site.

Artstor’s public collections offer approximately 1 million freely accessible images, videos, documents, and audio files from library special collections, faculty research, and institutional history materials, as well as hundreds of thousands of Open Access images from partner museums.

Institutions contribute these collections by publishing from JSTOR Forum. Anyone may view and download images from these collections; no subscription or login required.

For an overview of these collections, including available content, browse the Public Collections LibGuide.

Artstor's Public Collections

St. Lawrence University: Street Art Graphics

St. Lawrence University built a digital archive of stickers, protest paraphernalia, and other street-based ephemera to use in teaching and scholarship. The collection features recent political stickers and fliers, including items raising awareness of climate change.

Cornell University: Historic Glacial Images of Alaska and Greenland

Cornell University is in the process of digitizing the photographs from the expeditions of professor Ralph Stockman Tarr (1864-1912), who studied the glaciated areas in Greenland and Alaska. Because glaciers are a dynamic landform, especially given climate change, it is interesting to compare these historic photographs with more recent ones to document their changes over time.

A selection of photographs:

Greenland, 1896

Cumberland Sound,1896

Muir Glacier, 1911

Hubbard Glacier, 1906

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