Visual Resources Collection

Faculty use digital images for research assignments, course study pages, and classroom presentations. Students use digital images for study and research, term papers, multimedia and poster presentations. Need help with images for your next presentation at Rollins? Ask the VRC!

All Things Visual

Check out our Rollins College Student Art Gallery and Archive for images of art work by graduating Rollins Art majors!

More Things Visual

Check out Olin Library's Art & Art History LibGuide for more links to digital image resources!

Overview

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is a unique campus resource that supports the instructional visual needs of the Department of Art and Art History and, where possible, the rest of the Rollins community.

Conveniently located inside Cornell Fine Arts Center (CFAC 115), our resources include a growing collection of over 7,000 digital images, over 200 audiovisual materials, over 200 reference books, and expertise in locating high resolution and difficult-to-find digital images for students, faculty, and staff; preparing images for teaching, study, and research, and providing instruction for optimizing images for presentations.

Need one-on-one or group training in finding, creating, or presenting with images at Rollins? Ask the VRC!

Services

Finding Images

Whether an image is of an artwork or a chart, an image can support, clarify and illustrate a scholarly argument in your paper, presentation, poster, or thesis. We can help you search image databases designed for educational use, such as:

Artstor - a licensed resource of over 2 million images from African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Dance, Fashion, Geography, Languages, Literature, Medicine, Religion, Science, Theater, World History, and much more.

  • The Artstor Digital Library is available to the Rollins community, via password authorization.
  • Launch Artstor, and create your login and password (to access the database off-campus, or unlock all of the features)
  • Email the Visual Resources Curator for an Artstor orientation, training, troubleshooting issues, and instructor password authorization.
Check out these short video tutorials to learn how to

Bridgeman Education Images - a licensed resource of over 1 million digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists.

The Department of Art and Art History's Digital Image Collections - over 7,000 images of Western and non-Western cultures across multiple time periods, with an emphasis on visual arts, architecture, design and related fields - are stored in a digital asset managment system called CONTENTdm.

View images of art work by our graduating Rollins Art majors in the Rollins College Student Art Gallery and Archive!

Check out the Olin Library's Art & Art History LibGuide for more links to digital image resources!

Creating Images

We use licensed databases, vendors, copystand photography, and scanning techniques to create high quality images for papers, posters, and presentations.

Cataloging Images

Our digital images are cataloged in CONTENTdm using standards and guidelines recommended by the Visual Resources Association, such as VRA Core 4.0 and Cultural Cataloging Objects (CCO), plus vocabularies and authorities from the Getty Research Institute and Library of Congress.

Guidelines

The VRC contains copyrighted, licensed and copyright free materials available to the Rollins community for educational, non-commercial, and scholarly purposes, such as classroom projection, class assignments, research, etc.

These materials are not for use in commercial purposes, such as electronic or printed publications, including public access websites, alumni and scholarly publications, exhibitions, broadcasts, etc.

In making the collections available, the VRC does not grant permission to reproduce or redistribute items, in part or in full. The VRC does not own the copyright to the materials, and cannot grant requests for permission to reproduce them.

  • Rollins College faculty and adjuncts - email the Visual Resources Curator to schedule an appointment to use the VRC during VRC office hours.
  • Rollins College students - email the Visual Resources Curator with your professor's written permission to use the VRC, and request an appointment to use the VRC during VRC office hours.

Digital Image Collections

New digital image files will generally become part of the Digital Image Collections in CONTENTdm.

  • Requests for less than 10 images - please allow at least 3 weeks for the VRC to process the images.
  • Requests for greater than 10 images, or to build a new teaching collection, or to enhance an existing teaching collection – please schedule a consultation with the Visual Resources Curator to plan the project.
  • It is your responsibility to provide materials (books, etc.) from which new digital images are to be made.

Audiovisual Collection

Download the VRC's Audio Visual Catalog (pdf) for a list of titles!

The Audiovisual Collection is in constant use by Department of Art and Art History faculty. These guidelines are designed to ensure materials are available, as needed, for regularly scheduled classes.

Department of Art and Art History Faculty and Adjuncts

  • May check out audiovisual materials overnight, for viewing off campus if needed.
  • Items must be signed out on the VRC Audiovisual Materials Check-out Form, and returned to the VRC's in-tray in the VRC.
  • Items must be returned to the VRC the next day, unless a longer loan period has been agreed with the Visual Resources Curator.
  • Items may be renewed after being returned to the VRC, providing there are no reservations placed on them. Exceptions to this may include items already placed on the Olin Library's Reserve Shelf.
  • Reservations must be written on the VRC Audiovisual Materials Check-out Form in the VRC.

Students of Faculty and Adjuncts in the Department of Art and Art History

  • Department of Art and Art History Faculty and Adjuncts may check out audiovisual materials on behalf of their students, to be viewed in the Olin Library.
  • When checking out the item, please let the Visual Resources Curator know when it will be put on the Olin Library's Reserve shelf as well as the date the item will be returned to the VRC.
  • Alternatively, if the item is to be viewed in CFAC 116, Department of Art and Art History Faculty and Adjuncts should advise their students to ask the Visual Resources Curator to reserve the room in advance.
  • Before viewing the item, students must sign the Student Audiovisual Materials Check-out Form.
  • Immediately after viewing, the item must be returned to the VRC's in-tray in the VRC.

Faculty and Adjuncts from outside the Department of Art and Art History

  • All audiovisual materials are NON-CIRCULATING and may be viewed in CFAC 116, after prior consultation with the Visual Resources Curator.

Equipment

VRC equipment (projectors, remotes, camera, copy stand, etc.) is for use by faculty and adjuncts of the Department of Art and Art History only. A copy stand designated for public use is available in the Olin Library, outside OLIN 151 on the first floor.

Contact

Dawn Feavyour (Visual Resources Curator)
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2774
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.2413
dfeavyour@rollins.edu

VRC Office Hours

Semester. Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Non-Semester. Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The VRC is CLOSED on college holidays.

There may be times when the VRC is closed during posted hours. Feel free to call 407.646.2413 ahead of your visit!

Department of Art and Art History
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2774
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.2498
407.628.6395
artdepartment@rollins.edu