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The ARTstor Image Gallery will serve as the beginning of a broad and deep online resource for the teaching and research in the arts, humanities and social sciences - a resource that will be expanded and updated continuously over time with the help of a range of institutional and individual partners. Among the significant early contributors has been the University of California, San Diego, which has allowed ARTstor to digitize significant portions of its well-photographed and professionally cataloged slide library. At present, the majority of the images in the Image Gallery are, like the majority of the images routinely employed by teachers in art history and related fields, derived from 35mm color slides made from high-quality reproductions in the scholarly literature. The Image Gallery is meant to offer the scale and cohesion typically associated with an academic slide and photograph collection. In its initial phase, the Image Gallery includes over 200,000 images made from slides created in response to fairly representative teaching needs in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Registered users can download an offline image viewer. Documents are available to explain about ARTstor's Standards & Policies, including Image Quality, Descriptive Data, Technology, Permitted Uses, and Intellectual Property.

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