Archive for January, 2008
We are the Visual Resources Center (VRC) at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. This blog was created to inform our patrons of recent additions to the collection, new services, information relating to the VRC, digital libraries and collections, and visual materials relating to the arts.
Located in Room 318 of the Jen Library, we are open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Services provided include digital scanning of slides and flatbed items, purchases from digital image vendors, and training. Workshops in using the SCAD DID and ARTstor are provided on a quarterly basis.
To find out more about us visit our About the VRC page.
Looking for images: Introduction to the Visual Resources Center image databases
February 1, 2008
Looking for a better way to study for your Art History test or need a way to analyze a specific artwork? Need images for a class presentation, paper, or project? Come learn about the image databases the Visual Resources Center has for you. This workshop will demonstrate techniques in using ARTstor by searching, saving image groups, printing study guides, researching artwork, and creating presentations. We will also explore the vast in-house collection of the SCAD Digital Image Database and how to use these images. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please feel free to call at 525-4726 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Jan 28 2008
ARTstor has recently announced that over 95% of the images in the ARTstor Digital Library are now available for download at 1024 pixels on the long side. This will allow users to download large JPEG images for use in classroom presentations and for other noncommercial, educational uses in the software environment of their choice. For more information check out the ARTstor news release.
A snapshot of some of our recent acquisitions to the SCAD DID purchased from Scholars Resource.