Artstor is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use.
It brings together media from the world’s museums, archives, scholars, and artists, with a specialized suite of tools for teaching and learning with visual materials — all rights-cleared for education and research.
Access to content on the Artstor Platform is available for “Authorized Users”, meaning:
Individuals officially affiliated with an “Institutional Licensee”, defined as an institution that maintains a valid Artstor Digital Library Institutional Participation Agreement with ITHAKA. This means, as applicable:
The Artstor Digital Library is licensed to non-profit institutions. Individuals using the Artstor Digital Library at those institutions are subject to Terms & Conditions of Use of the Artstor Digital Library. This summary is intended to help you understand quickly key provisions in the Terms & Conditions of Use.
Noncommercial Educational and Scholarly Uses
You may only access and use the Artstor Digital Library and any content in the Library, for educational and scholarly uses that are noncommercial in nature. Commercial uses are strictly prohibited.
Examples of Permitted Uses
Prohibited Uses. Institutional Licensees and Authorized Users may not:
- make any use, reproduction, display, performance, or distribution that exceeds or violates these Terms and Conditions of Use or infringes another’s intellectual property;
- modify, obscure, or remove any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property notices or licensing terms included in the Content;
- incorporate Content into an unrestricted database or website, or make it available to others (electronically or otherwise) except as permitted under Section 4.1 of these Terms and Conditions of Use;
- export, download, or print, or attempt to export, download, or print, substantial portions of any collection within the Content, except as permitted under Section 4.1 of these Terms and Conditions of Use;
- attempt to override, circumvent, or disable any encryption features of software protections employed in the Artstor Platform; or
- engage in any activity that may interfere with, disrupt, burden, destroy, or limit the functionality of ITHAKA’s computer software, hardware, data, system or telecommunications equipment, including the use of computer programs that automatically download or export Content, commonly known as web robots, spiders, crawlers, wanderers or accelerators.
Examples of Prohibited Uses
Authorized users (current students, members of faculty and staff) are allowed remote access to the licensed material by logging into the secure network of a consortium member organisation.
Walk-in users are not allowed remote access to the licensed material.