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Online Image Collections

Image Resources at UCSB*

Image Resource Center
Phone: 893-2509
Location: Arts 1245

Jackie Spafford, Image Resources Curator
spafford@hfa.ucsb.edu

Christine Fritsch-Hammes, Assistant Curator
christinef-h@hfa.ucsb.edu

Good starting points
http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/
•    go to Resources -> Online Image Resources - list of annotated links to variety of image resources
•    also a link to the IRC blog “The Red Dot”, which contains regular updates on collection news and new image sites: http://ucsbvrc.wordpress.com

The Image Resource Center’s online image database (MDID):
http://www.vrc.arthistory.ucsb.edu
•    Request account from Jackie Spafford (request link on log-in page)
•    Image collections we host on MDID:
   -   History of Art and Architecture Department Collection (over 36,000 images)
   -   Archivision (35,000 vendor-licensed architecture images)
   -   The Richard Ross Photography Collection (UCSB)
   -   UCSB PreModern Bibles
   -   UCSB Theater & Dance Department Collection
   -   UCSB Classics Department Collection
   -   UCSB Film & Media Studies Department Collection
•    MDID allows instructors to save, download, organize, share and present images
•    MDID Help menu has useful tutorials and guides

ARTstor:
http://www.artstor.org

  • A licensed digital image library, with over a million images and growing, covering areas of art, architecture, humanities and social sciences
  • Self register for regular account, request instructor privileges from Jackie at spafford@hfa.ucsb.edu
  • Users must log in on campus at least once every 120 days to ‘refresh’ the account
  • Instructor privileges allow user to save image groups, upload personal images, and access/use the Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
  • Features to try out: Browse, Simple Search, Advanced Search, search filters, associated image groups, image clusters, IAP (Images for Academic Publishing), download images (and details), saving image groups, QTVR, 3D, save/export citations, downloading to PowerPoint
  • ARTstor has excellent Help resources: http://help.artstor.org/wiki/index.php/Digital_Library
  • UC Shared Images currently hosted in ARTstor (Collaboration of CDL and all UC campuses)

ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
• to download: log in to ARTstor, go to Tools, Download OIV (requires Instructor privileges)
• behaves like PowerPoint but with added features: image palette for organizing images, drag and drop images and captions, image zoom

GauchoSpace and Images
• images can be linked from MDID or ARTstor in a variety of ways: hard URLs to individual images or groups, Slideshows, flashcards/PDFs, read-only PowerPoints, etc.

Contributing/Sharing/Storing your images
• The IRC can offer hosting services to orphan collections through MDID, ensuring safe image file storage and backup (required: adequate documentation for images).

*the information on this page was supplied by Jackie Spafford, Image Resource Curator, Department of Art History, UCSB.  893-2509  [Updated Jan 2012].

 

consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-2378
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-8395
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-2828
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-3523
Aisha Wedlaw ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall
work805-893-4278
Breana Barakoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
work805-893-2972
faxfax: 805-893-5915