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About Linking
Link to Images
Link to Image Groups
Link to a Collection

About Linking

You can generate URLs to link to images and image groups (if the image groups are within folders in the Institutional Folders section of the file tree).  These URLs can be shared with others, who have an Artstor user account, via email, syllabus, or embedding in an LMS or course Website. Registered user accounts without instructor privileges, do not have the ability to create shareable Image Group URLs as all image groups created with account type, must be saved into My Work folder which has the default setting of Private.

Best Method for Sharing Links

The most effective method for generating and sharing Image and Image Group URLs is to do so between registered user accounts. Once logged in, whether on campus or through proxy server, the Image or Image Group URL you generate will be accessible by anyone logged in to their registered user account who is part of your institution.

Using an off-campus Link

An image and an image group URL will contain information about where you were located when it was generated. Therefore, if you have accessed the Digital Library though a proxy server, you will see proxy information in the URL you generate, (something like this http://library.artstor.org.proxy…) and anyone with whom you share this URL, will be able to see the image or image group after authenticating through the same proxy server.

Using an on-campus Link

If you generate an Image or Image Group URL while on campus, anyone accessing the link while also on campus will have immediate access. If the recipient tries to access it remotely (using a proxy server), they will be redirected to our remote login page since the URL generated does not contain the required proxy string. After entering their registered user account credentials, they will be able to re-paste the URL into their browser, to see the image or image group.

Link to images

  1. Find your desired image and click the thumbnail once to select it.
  2. There are three ways to display a stable URL for the selected image.
    In the navigation bar, click Share > Generate image URL
    OR
    Right click or CTRL+click the thumbnail > select Generate image URL
    OR
    Click the thumbnail caption > select the “File properties” tab.
  3. In the dialog window, choose either Half screen viewer or Full screen viewer (no pop up window).

Share Image URL half or full screen option

  1. Use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) C keyboard shortcut to copy the URL value to the clipboard.
  2. Use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) V keyboard shortcut to paste the URL value into the destination browser, email, web page, or other electronic document.
  3. If you chose Half screen viewer: when Digital Library users click on this link, they will be taken directly to the specified image, displayed in either the Image Viewer window or a thumbnail page (depending on which URL you copied). If they are within your institution’s valid IP range, the URL will open immediately
  4. If you selected Full screen viewer (no pop up window): when Digital Library users click on this link, they will view the image as a full screen browser page. If they are within your institution’s valid IP range, the URL will open immediately.

Please note: Users clicking this link must be within an authorized IP range to view the image, such as on-campus, or be logged in remotely

Link to image groups

Linking to image groups requires the creator of the URL to have Instructor privileges. Image group URLs are only shareable if the image group resides in an Institutional folder, in which only instructor level users have the ability to create and edit folders.

  1. Open your image group.
  2. In the top navigation bar click Share > Generate image group URL
  3. In the dialog window, choose either Half screen viewer or Full screen viewer (no pop up window). Do not select full screen viewer if you wish to send viewers to a thumbnail page.

Image Group URL views

  1. Next, use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) C keyboard shortcut to copy the URL value to the clipboard.
  2. Use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) V keyboard shortcut to paste the URL value into the destination browser, email, web page, or other electronic document.
  3. If you chose Half screen viewer: when Digital Library users click on this link, they will be taken to the first image in your group, displayed in either the Image Viewer window or a thumbnail page (depending on which URL you copied). They can use the navigation arrows to scroll through the group.
  4. If you chose full screen viewer (no pop up window): (note: copy only the URL for the Image Viewer with this option) when Digital Library users click on the link they will be taken to the first image in your group as a full screen Image Viewer page and can navigate through the group using the arrows at the bottom panel.

Please note: Users clicking this link must be within an authorized IP range to view the image, such as on-campus, or be logged in remotely.



Link to a Collection

To share a link to a Collection in the Artstor Workspace (either an Artstor collection, a Shared Shelf Commons collection, or a Shared Shelf Institutional collection):

  1. Open the Collection
  2. Copy the URL from your browser window and paste it into an email, add to webpage, etc.
  3. Users accessing this link will need to be at your own institution (either on campus or authenticated as part of your institution) in order to view the collection link you have shared.
  4. If you would like to Browse or Search within the collection, please follow these steps.