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Creating Persistent URLs (PURLs): ARTstor

Creating Persistent URLs for ARTstor

★ Persistent URLs in ARTstor are called Image URLs.


  1. From the item page, click on the Copy Button.
  2. Add the following prefix to the front of the URL:
  3. Example of a "proxied" persistent link:
  4. To shorten the link, you may want to plug it into a site like Bitly (, which will convert the link into a smaller one that is easier to work with. The links never expire.


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This guide has been copied with permission from Northern Virginia Community College