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The Visual Resources Collections

Visual Resources Collections, History of Art
The VRC has both a slide and flatbed scanner in room 45 of Tappan Hall for use by History of Art faculty and graduate students.  The computers are equipped with Nikon and VueScan software.  The VueScan software typically works well for scanning needs.  Information about using VueScan software for scanning can be found on their website.

Digital Media Commons 
Located on North Campus, the Digital Media Commons provides both faculty and students access to a number of labs which can be used for digitization and other cutting edge technologies.

Faculty Exploratory
A service provided by the UM Library to help faculty use technology in the classroom; Staff at the Faculty Exploratory can help with the digitization of photographs, video, audio and slides.

Tutorials For Creating Digital Images

Resizing Digital Images: Quick Tips (VRC, 2008) (.pdf)
Time-saving techniques to help with resizing digital images

Slide Scanner Settings (VRC, 2008) (.pdf) 
A helpful document that offers tips for scanning slides with the scanner in Room 45.


Have a question about these resources or need more help?  Contact the VRC staff at