Requesting Visual Resources Library Image Scanning

In support of teaching, the VRL adds images to our collection upon request. We scan from printed materials and slides, and catalog these images for immediate access in ARTstor. The VRL scans images from published sources under the fair use provision of copyright law, provided that the request meets fair use criteria. While bookmarks or post-it notes in books are acceptable, we prefer orders that are accompanied by an IMAGE ORDER FORM. One advantage to these forms is the space provided for information that should be included in the database record. Before ordering images the VRL encourages instructors to first check ARTstor to see if they are already available.

Turnaround
A two-week turnaround for up to 40 images is guaranteed. We can almost always accommodate rush orders of a reasonable size, but our staffing and workload may affect rush-order turnaround – it’s best to plan ahead whenever possible.

Requesting Visual Resources Library Document Scanning

The VRL scans limited numbers of chapters and articles from published sources under the fair use provision of copyright law, provided that the request meets fair use criteria.

  • The VRL scans documents for course readings only.
  • Service is limited to single book chapters and journal articles not already available in electronic form.
  • The VRL will share the finished document with you on Google Drive.

Turnaround
Please plan ahead. Consult with the Visual Resources Curator about turnaround times for each order.

  • Turnaround times vary depending on the amount of orders in process at any given time, as well as the nature of the materials submitted.
  • We do our best to accommodate all orders, but our staffing is limited. Therefore, we are not able to publish a guaranteed turnaround time for document scanning.
  • Service is not guaranteed during intersessions.