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Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011
Visiting Artists: Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger, 2011

Find Images

To learn more about the resources and services offered by the VRC, explore the links to your left

FIND IMAGES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

  • Artstor the University Libraries subscribes to this digital library containing well over one million images of art, architecture, and more.

FIND IMAGES ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB
A wide variety of resources we have gathered and organized to help you find images for your educational use.

  • Selected image resources organized chronologically, geographically, or by type:

IMAGE VENDORS, PUBLISHING, SEARCHING, AND 35mm SLIDES

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Image Vendors
The Art and Art History VRC has secured site license agreements with the image vendors belonging to the Scholars Resource consortium. The VRC purchases digital images for teaching and research only, and does not facilitate agreements with vendors for images use in publications (note that these vendors typically license the rights to publish images, but this constitutes a separate contract to be established between the vendor and author or publisher).

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Images for Scholarly Publishing
ARTstor’s Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) project “seeks to facilitate scholarship in the arts by reducing the costs associated with publishing images in academic journals and similar publications. Image providers participating in IAP have supplied publication-quality images and agreed to make them available free-of-charge for use in scholarly publications. As a service to the community, ARTstor has developed the software to deliver these publication-quality images to users.” For more information, visit the IAP Web site.

OpenGLAM, an initiative run by the Open Knowledge Foundation, promotes free and open access to digital cultural heritage held by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Their Open Collections page lists openly licensed datasets from several cultural institutions that provide images that are that are completely in the Public Domain or which are licensed under an open Creative Commons license (CC-BY/CC-BY-SA).

Open Collections

Here we list openly licensed datasets from several cultural institutions. All collections provide digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions. We first list the datasets that are completely in the Public Domain: below that we list the sets that are licensed under an open Creative Commons license (CC-BY/CC-BY-SA). The sets within each list have been ordered alphabetically.

- See more at: http://openglam.org/open-collections/#sthash.aqJbVrbi.dpuf

Open Collections

Here we list openly licensed datasets from several cultural institutions. All collections provide digital scans or photos that can be freely used without any restrictions. We first list the datasets that are completely in the Public Domain: below that we list the sets that are licensed under an open Creative Commons license (CC-BY/CC-BY-SA). The sets within each list have been ordered alphabetically.

- See more at: http://openglam.org/open-collections/#sthash.aqJbVrbi.dpuf

Below are other agencies that license images for use in publications.

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Search Strategies
The Getty Vocabularies can help improve the quality of search results in digital libraries (e.g., Artstor and the CU Digital Library) and library catalogs (e.g., Chinook, WorldCat, etc.) by providing authoritative search terms. These include artists’ names, geographic locations, periods and styles, and other terms related to art and art history. For other tips and strategies, see Finding Images Online from JISC Digital Media.