Between June 1st and early September upload and data entry for Personal Collections will be paused. During this time you will be able to share, download, and save your existing images to groups as usual. Uploading of OIV presentations into personal collections will also be disabled. If you need to share OIV presentations with students, please convert them to PDFs. Please see this page to learn about using Shared Shelf to upload and edit content in your personal collection while these features are paused this summer.


Once you have uploaded and organized files in your Personal Collection, you may begin using them alongside Digital Library content in various ways.

On this page…
Browse your collection
Search for your files
Share files
Play audio files
Download Images to OIV
Upload slide presentations from OIV

Browse your collection

  1. Log onto your Artstor account.
  2. Go to the “Find” toolbar menu and select the “Browse personal collection” option. Or, while on the Welcome Page, you can also click on the “Browse personal collection” link in the My Artstor section in the right-hand side of the page.
  3. The browsing page will display the categories that you created to organize your collection. 
    • The number in parenthesis to the right of each category title indicates how many images are contained in that set.
    • Any category with a plus sign (+) preceding the title is expandable into sub-categories. Click on the plus sign to do so.
    • Once expanded, you can click on the minus sign (-) to collapse the category.
  4. Once you have located the desired category (or sub-category), double-click directly onto its title to view the associated files on the Thumbnail Page.
  5. From the Thumbnail Page, you may:

Search for your files

You can also find your Personal Collections files using the same steps for searching.

Share files

Once you have saved Personal Collections files into image groups, you may share them just as you would a normal group of Digital Library images:

Play audio files

  1. Display the audio file(s) on the Thumbnail Page. You may do this either by browsing your Personal Collection to view a category containing the audio file(s), or opening a group that contains an audio file.
  2. When displayed on a Thumbnail Page, an audio will be differentiated from your image files by a placeholder logo in the thumbnail image. Also, a small icon will appear beneath the thumbnail placeholder.
  3. Click on the “Play audio clip” icon (audio).
  4. A new window with your default audio file player will launch and begin playing the clip.
  5. Once the clip is finished, you can play another audio file by clicking on a different “Play audio clip” icon.

Download images to OIV

Once you have saved your personal files to a group, you can download them into OIV for presentation purposes. For more information, please see: Importing image groups into OIV.

Upload slide presentations from OIV

You may upload slide presentations created in OIV to your Personal Collection. This will allow you to share them with other Digital Library users, just as you would an Image Group.

  1. First, upload your slides from OIV to your Personal Collection.
    • During the upload process, your OIV slides will be saved as images to your Personal Collection in a special category called “OIV slides.”
    • They will also be saved as an Image Group in your My Work Folder, with the title of your presentation’s file name followed by “(slides).”
  2. Once the upload is complete, log into your Artstor account.
  3. You may now…