All of the images, documents, audio, and video files in the collections linked to in this guide come from Shared Shelf Commons (www.sscommons.org). Institutions contribute collections to Shared Shelf Commons by publishing from Shared Shelf - the web-based software that they use to manage, describe, and deliver their digital collections.
This guide is not comprehensive, but seeks to capture the breadth and depth of the Commons. If you notice a collection that hasn't been included in the guide, don't hesitate to call it to our attention at email@example.com
All of the collections in Shared Shelf Commons have been made available by the institutions that own them in order to allow broader access to them. All of the images in Shared Shelf Commons can be viewed and downloaded without restrictions, but you should consult the rights data in each record to see if and how an image can be reused.
Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Commons.