Monday, October 19, 2009

Request VRC images

Are you a student or faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History in need of digital images?  If you have checked ARTstor and the CU Digital Library to no avail, the Visual Resources Center can help.  We can scan images from published sources such as books and journals under the fair use provision of US copyright law.  Images that we scan are cataloged and made available in our digital image collection.  While the VRC prefers a two-week turnaround with a maximum of 40 images per two-week period, we will do our best to accommodate rush orders.  See our Web site for more information.  If you only have a few images, we can likely help with a day or two's notice.  For the DIY crowd, we also have self-serve scanning stations in our facility, with training available by appointment.

The VRC licenses images from vendors whenever possible.  Purchasing images offers several significant advantages: superior quality, support for the marketplace, and relative ease of in-house processing.  Scholars Resource is a consortium of many vendors who make their images available in a single place -- have a look at their wide variety of content and let us know if you have a purchase request!

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