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In support of teaching, the VRC adds images to our collection upon Art and Art History faculty and graduate teacher request. We scan from printed materials and slides, and also purchase from vendors. We catalog these images for immediate access in our database and archive them for future use. Before ordering images the VRC encourages instructors to first check the VRC’s image collection, ARTstor, and the Scholars Resource Web site to see if they are already available.
REQUESTING VRC SCANNING
The VRC scans images from published sources under the fair use provision of copyright law, provided that the request meets fair use criteria. If an image is reasonably available commercially, the VRC cannot scan it but will purchase it for our collection (see “Ordering vendor images” below).
While bookmarks or post-it notes in books are acceptable, we prefer orders that are accompanied by an image order form (see below) for the type of source material to be scanned (i.e., printed materials, VRC slides, or personal slides). One advantage to these forms is the space provided for information that should be included in the database record.
A two-week turnaround for up to 40 images is guaranteed. We can almost always accommodate rush orders of a reasonable size, but our staffing and workload may affect rush-order turnaround – it’s best to plan ahead whenever possible.
Image order forms for VRC scanning
Download one of the following Microsoft Excel forms depending on the type of material being processed. Brief instructions are included on the form. Fill out the form electronically, and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order form for scanning printed materials (Excel .xlsx)
Use if you have images in books and journals that you would like scanned and cataloged for the departmental collection.
Order form for scanning VRC slides (Excel .xlsx)
Use if you wish to have VRC slides scanned and cataloged for the departmental collection.
Order form for scanning personal slides (Excel .xlsx)
Use if you wish to have personal slides scanned and cataloged for the departmental collection.
Order form for scanning documents for course reserves (Pilot, Spring 2013 semester. PDF — please print and fill out hard copy)
Use if you wish to have articles or book chapters scanned for course reserves. Submit hard copy and materials in scan to VRC staff.
ORDERING VENDOR IMAGES
The VRC purchases images upon request for Art and Art History faculty. Visit the Scholars Resource to view the high-quality images available commercially from a number of vendors represented on the site. Faculty can register for accounts and build wish lists for the VRC to purchase.
Please contact email@example.com with the title of your wish list, or if you have any questions about this process.