VRC Resources

  • New document on Guidelines for Deaccessioning a Slide Collection published by the VRA and the VRA Slide and Transitional Media Task Force, September 2014


Look under Administrative Documents for "Guidelines for the Evaluation, Retention, and Deaccessioning of 35mm Slide Collections in Educational and Cultural Institutuions:

  • ARTstor Shared Shelf Initiative (implemented Summer 2011)

The Shared Shelf Initiative - formerly the "hosting program" allowed the VRC to upload the Art History Department's teaching collection of images to ARTstor's site. This collection provided faculty with an even larger repository of images for teaching and student study, and also allowed the department's images to be seamlessly integrated with ARTstor's vast collection, either via ARTstor's online presentation tools, or through its Offline Image Viewer.

This will continue in a new and improved format which will expand the college's access to digital images. When you log into ARTstor’s home page you will see the Ithaca College - Visual Resources Collection link and you can either search on that collection alone or all of their collections. You can create image groups, course folders, study guides and presentations all through ARTstor.

Please make an appointment to learn more about the new Shared Shelf initiative.

To access ARTstor - visit the link via the IC library home pages or through www.artstor.org

  • Digital Image Database (DAVID)

The digital image collection contains over 24,000 digital images. Currently we are using Extensis Portfolio to catalog and view these images in class. Portfolio is used in the Art History classrooms in Gannett Center. Please see the VRC curator for additional information.

In the beginning of Fall 2009 these images were made available for Ithaca College use via ARTstor.

  • VRC 35mm slide collection

During its heyday the VRC had approximately 160,000 slides in the slide collection. As of 2006, slides were no longer acquired. We are currently in the process of de-accessioning the collection and plan to keep a core collection of slides for research purposes.

Please make an appointment or just stop in to use these resources.

  • Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Information & Links (also: info on file size and image resolution)

Main web site for Photoshop www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/whatisphotoshop/

Main web site for Photoshop Elements (pse) www.adobe.com/products/photoshopel/

Adobe TV site for video tutorials for Photoshop Elements (pse) tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-elements-8-for-macintosh

Lynda.com - software training online (fee-based) (over 900 tutorials available) www.lynda.com

- free tutorials available for Photoshop Elements (pse) www.lynda.com/home/ViewCourses.aspx

(videos that are free are underlined)

Image File Size and Resolution: www.getty.edu/research/publications/electronic_publications/introimages/index.html

The above link is a free online edition of The Getty Museum's "Introduction to Imaging" which introduces the technology of digital imaging.

DAVID (digital image database) Extensis Portfolio thumbnail view