Information for Faculty from Other Departments
BOSTON COLLEGE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT VISUAL RESOURCES COLLECTION
In addition to the digital art image collections available to all members of the BC community, BC faculty can search and download the 3000 images that the VRC has licensed from Scholars Resource. To do so, click on "Login" at the top of the Scholars Resource page to create an account. You'll receive an email with a link to confirm the account. On the confirmatory web page, select "faculty" as the account type after filling in the required fields.
Once you can log in on the Scholars Resource homepage, you can limit your searches to images already licensed by Boston College by clicking the "My Library" button underneath the search box. To download viewer-enabled images from the Scholars Resource site, click on the download link beneath the thumbnail. In the dialog box, select "Download Screen Size JPG" for an image that will be 1024 pixels on its longest side (comparable to ARTstor's downloads). A ZIP file will be downloaded to your computer. Unzip the file to a folder, in which you'll find the image and an Excel file with the identifying information for the image.
See also Web sources for digital art images.
If you have your own materials from which you wish to have images produced, please contact Media Technology Services' Photography department (x28677).
Boston College faculty are invited to use the Fine Arts Slide collection with the understanding that the collection is a major teaching tool of the Fine Arts Department, and that the faculty of that department must have priority use of the slides. The collection is open by appointment only. You can reach the Curator (Andrea Frank) Monday through Friday at 552-8596.
The collection houses over 100,000 slides, which are generally arranged by artist. No subject index is available at this time, so it is advisable to come to the slide library equipped with the names of artists derived from research elsewhere.
Slides may be borrowed for use in classroom lectures at Boston College only. They may be taken from the library only for the duration of the lecture in which they will be used. However, you may reserve slides up to a week in advance of a lecture.
While the slide library can provide borrowers with carousel trays in which to arrange borrowed slides, we cannot provide carousel projectors for lectures outside the Department of Fine Arts. Arrangements for projectors must be made with Media Technology Services' Classroom Support Services (x24219) at least 48 hours in advance of your lecture.
Teaching Assistants may borrow slides to illustrate presentations only in the classes in which they act as Teaching Assistants. Please note that the collection is not open to students, except for the purpose of illustrating presentations in Fine Arts Department seminars.
Image courtesy of Saskia, Ltd.
Master of the View of Sainte Gudule, "A Bishop Teaching," ca. 1470-90 (Musée du Louvre)