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Resources for working with digital images in classrooms and for presentations

ARTstor OIV Help (ARTstor)
A link to numerous help topics associated with ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV)

Copyright and Art Issues (Christine Sundt, updated 2011) 

A list of copyright resources pertaining to the use of images.

CTools Help (University of Michigan) 
Need help using digital images within CTools?  This link will provide you with information on working with CTools.

Digital Media Commons (University of Michigan)
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 (University of Michigan)
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

ITS Educational Services(University of Michigan)
Information and Technology Services provides computer training and education, including workshops on graphics

LSA-ISS Classroom Support (University of Michigan) 
LSA Instructional Support Services provides support for using digital images in Tappan Hall classrooms and elsewhere around campus

Tips for using VRC images

Creating Details in UMDL (VRC, 2011) (.pdf) 
A step-by-step guide to creating details in UMDL

Downloading Individual Images from UMDL (VRC, 2011) (.pdf)
Need help downloading images from UMDL?  This quick guide will provide assistance.

Searching Image Collections in the University of Michigan Digital Library: A Guide for History of Art Faculty (VRC, 2011) (.pdf)
A step-by-step guide for History of Art faculty on searching and accessing digital images in UMDL

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