Visual Resources Center
Quick Links: VRC Imagebase | Our Slide Collection | Stanford Collections | Subscription Databases
PLEASE NOTE: The address of the VRC Imagebase has changed. Please update your bookmarks. If you attempt to access the Imagebase and are unable to do so, please try the Backup VRC Imagebase.
The Visual Resources Center (VRC) provides images, both in slide and digital formats, to support teaching and research at Stanford University. The VRC has over 320,000 35mm slides and over 47,000 digital images. Strengths include European, American, Chinese and Japanese art. Collection development is driven primarily by faculty request.
The VRC is located in room AR3, in the bottom level of the Cummings Art Building. It is open from 9:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.
Curator - Amber Ruiz (email@example.com)
Curatorial Assistant - Huey-Ning Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cataloger - Katie Keller (email@example.com)
The Beta version of the new ARTstor interface is now available to all ARTstor participants. The VRC staff had a chance to take a sneak peak of the new interface at this year's VRA conference, and we think faculty and students will be happy with the changes.
ARTstor now hosts about 23,000 of the Visual Resources Center's collection as part of their Institutional Hosting program.
Google docs now has a presentation format. http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/005448.html
Updated Version: OIV 3.0 Available
An updated version of the Offline Image Viewer is now available for download. This new version, version 3.0, includes many enhancements, such as the ability to open more than one instance of OIV at a time and to drag and drop images across presentations.
The Digital Image Rights Computator (DIRC) program is intended to assist the user in assessing the intellectual property status of a specific image documenting a work of art, a designed object, or a portion of the built environment. Understanding the presence or absence of rights in the various aspects of a given image will allow the user to make informed decisions regarding the intended educational uses of that image.