Visual Resources Center

Services & Support

Services & Equipment

Image Research

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) provides students and faculty with accessing high-resolution images for instruction, assignments, presentations, publications, and research projects. The VRC also provides assistance with image research, digitization projects, copyright analysis, image permissions for theses, and publications in the arts. 

Students and faculty can access two high-resolution flatbed scanners with email capability, format versatility, and USB connectivity. Scanners are ideal for photos, documents, drawings, film slides, negative batch scanning, and transparency strips.

Email us to reserve a time to use the scanners below:

  • Epson Expression 12000XL Transparency Scanner
    • Accommodates up to 11" x 17"
    • 2400 x 4800 dpi resolution
    • Scans up to 48 frames of 35mm negatives, 30 slides, eight frames of 4" x 5" transparencies. 

  • WideTek 24F
    • 18” x 24"
    • 1200 dpi reosolution

The VRC is the only location in the Library that offers students and faculty access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Epson 2, VueScan, and Silverfast. Students and Faculty are welcome to use the computer for instruction, assignments or digitization projects. 

Digitization Projects

The VRC operates the copy stand photo room for the digitization of large 2D works. The copy stand works well for digitizing posters, maps, and other materials larger than the WideTek 24F 18" x 24" flatbed scanner. 

Email us with details regarding your large-scale project and we will get back to you on an expected timeline.


Class Visits
The VRC offers instructional sessions that focus on visual literacy, image research, and the use of RDC. Each session is customizable for your students as part of a course or assignment. Contact the Visual Resources Curator to schedule a class visit and include an outline of your instructional topic. 
Image Requests
The VRC digitizes, licenses or sources images for instruction and research. All images are added to the Reed Digital Collection. Use the order forms below to place an image request. 

Online Course Galleries 
The VRC creates and maintains online galleries for courses in the Art Department. Galleries may be organized around individual lecture materials or an entire course offering. Faculty can benefit from using high-resolution images for classroom projection, and adding hyperlinked images on syllabi or Moodle. Students can benefit from using the gallery feature in RDC by saving or downloaded high-resolution images for assignments, presentations, and research.