Visual Resources Policies & Procedures

(student information is below)

Faculty Information

Policies
Are you interested in teaching with digital images? The Visual Resources office can produce digital images in-house from scans of printed material or through original photography of the same. The turnaround time for in-house production varies depending on the request, but the office can easily handle rushes of 20-30 images in one or two business days. All images are accessioned into the Visual Resources Collection of the Lucy Scribner Library and will be hosted and searchable within the ARTstor Digital Library. To discuss the needs of your course or for further assistance please contact the Visual Resources office.

Image Request (on-line form)

Image Request (printable PDF)

Finding Images
Looking for an image? Teaching a new course and not sure what image resources are available? We can help. We have experience finding and making images for faculty members from American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages and Literature, Music and Studio Art and Art Theory.

Course Reserves
Digital images, individually or contained within an ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) file or PowerPoint lecture, can be placed on reserve for class use or individual study. The Visual Resources office can facilitate this process whether you choose to use your own personal web page, Blackboard, ARTstor or the library’s course reserve system (Ares). Contact the Visual Resources office to learn more.

Instruction
We encourage faculty and students to utilize digital images in their teaching and classroom presentations respectively. To this end, classroom and individual instruction in the use of ARTstor as well as presentation software for organizing class lectures, such as PowerPoint and ARTstor’s OIV, is available at any time. Contact the Visual Resources office to schedule an appointment.

Student Presentations and Special Projects
Faculty members should encourage students to make use of the collections for classroom presentations and special projects. If your students will be utilizing digital image files for their coursework, the Visual Resources office can assist. We will be happy to discuss the particular needs of your course and the various options available to accommodate your students.

Student Information

If you need help finding and/or using digital images for a class presentation or a special project, follow the procedures outlined below.

Identify Your Research/Having Images Made

Finding books and periodicals which cover your subject is the first step, and you can start your search by using the Library Catalog or speaking with a librarian at the reference desk. After you have identified your topic we will assist in locating the images you need.If there are images you need that are not in our collections, and the materials needed for scanning are easily accessible, we can make images for you within 3 business days. All images are accessioned into the Visual Resources Collection of the Lucy Scribner Library and will be hosted and searchable within the ARTstor Digital Library.

Instruction

Individual instruction in the use of ARTstor as well as presentation software for organizing class lectures, such as PowerPoint and ARTstor’s OIV, is available at any time. Contact the Visual Resources office to schedule an appointment.

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