Visual Resources Center

Services & Support


Image Research

The VRC supports students and faculty with accessing high-resolution images for instruction, papers, presentations, publications, and research projects. The VRC also assists 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, and more. Email us to reserve a time to use the scanners. 

  • Flatbed Epson Scanner: 11” x 17” (2400 dpi)
  • Flatbed WideTek 24F: 24” x 18” (1200 dpi)

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 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. Please email us to schedule a class visit and include an outline of your instructional topic. 
Image Requests
The VRC digitizes or sources images for instruction and research. All images are added to the Reed Digital Collection. Faculty and students may use the order forms below. 
For faculty requests, please complete the Reed Digital Collections Request Form.
For student image research assistanceemail us.

Online Course Galleries 
The VRC creates and maintains online galleries fo 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 the descriptive information (metadata) for research, visual literacy, and scholarship.