History of Art Faculty and GSIs

The VRC provides digitization, cataloging, and image reference services to History of Art faculty and graduate student instructors (GSIs) in support of their teaching needs. VRC staff is also available to consult on preparing images for publication and to assist with self-service digitization equipment for quick imaging needs.

Digital Image CollectionDo you need images for teaching or research? Come see us!  The VRC staff will help you find existing images or create new ones for you.  We produce images from a variety of material types (books, serials, slides, transparencies, negatives) using either digital copy photography or scanners.  Images created by the VRC are cataloged and tagged with your U-M uniqname and course number for easy retrieval in University of Michigan Digital MLibrary Image Collection.  To learn more about the services the VRC provides to History of Art faculty, send an email to vrum@umich.edu or stop by Room 40, Tappan Hall.

Typical order turnaround for faculty image requests is two weeks.  For your quick imaging needs, we provide equipment for you to scan your own material.  To schedule a quick tutorial or reserve equipment, contact vrum@umich.edu.

Other services provided to History of Art Faculty:

  • Preparing a presentation?  We can assist in a pinch with presentation or imaging software issues, or point you in the right direction for instruction and tutorials on the tools of the trade.  Send an email to vrum@umich.edu.
  • Need classroom assistance?  Our classrooms are managed LSA Instructional Support Services.  Please contact them for assistance with the equipment at 615-0100.  
  • Want a special setup for a meeting or dissertation defense in Tappan Hall?  We can provide that for you.  Please send a request to hamedia@umich.edu .
  • Would you like to provide your students with tips on finding images?  VRC staff are more than happy to provide in-class instructional sessions.  Please send requests for instructional sessions to vrum@umich.edu.

VRC staff members also consult in a variety of other areas: data management, image management, cataloging, image preparation for publication and permissions/copyright issues.  For more information, please contact us at vrum@umich.edu.

For links, handouts, tutorials, and other helpful resources, visit our Resources page.