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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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MacLean VRC Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat - Sun: CLOSED


Artstor Shared Shelf

Visit ARTstor to view the SAIC Shared Shelf collection along with the 1.6 million other art images made available through Artstor.



All images from the MDID collection have been migrated into the new ARTstor Shared Shelf collection. MDID will remain available for historic users through the end of Spring Semester 2015. We have turned off the ability for new faculty accounts to be created in MDID, and recommend all new users start with ARTstor.


Request Digital Images

Digital images may be acquired through copy photography, slide scanning, or purchase. Please bring any materials to our offices along with this request form. VRC staff will work with you to create or aquire the images in a timely fashion. Staff require 3 Weeks to complete most requests.


Request One-On-One Training

Training  in ARTstor Shared Shelf, and other services of the VRC, is available on request. Sessions can be scheduled by contacting us at or with our online form.


Shared Shelf Training Schedule: Spring 2015

The Flaxman Library and MacLean Visual Resouces Center would like to welcome all Faculty back for Spring Semester 2015! We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that we have migrated the image collection and all active collection development to our ARTstor Shared Shelf collection. MDID will remain available for historic users through the end of Spring Semester 2015. However, we would like to encourage you to start to use ARTstor for some of your lectures so that you are not caught unaware at the beginning of the summer. MDID will no longer be available after the end of this semseter.

If you would like to see examples of the new images we have been adding to the SAIC collection in ARTstor you can visit the Flaxman Library Tumblr with this link. We add posts about new images at least twice a week.

We should have a schedule up soon for group training sessions, but in the meantime if you would like to schedule a one-on-one ARTstor/MDID migration training session please drop us a line at or call at 312-899-5101

Shared Shelf


ARTstor Shared Shelf Resources

The MDID@SAIC digital image collection is now live within ARTstor Shared Shelf, providing you with simultaneous access to our 180,000+ locally curated images (now in MDID) alongside the 1.6 million images in the familiar ARTstordatabase.

Shared Shelf training and orientation sessions will be conducted throughout the summer and fall of 2014 to help faculty learn more about Artstor and get their presentations ready in the new system.

We also suggest these Artstor Help sections for further investigation on your own:

For assistance with Power Point, or other software tutorials, check out the resources at, available to you through the Flaxman Library.



37 South Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Room 507
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
phone: 312.899.5101
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Christopher Day
Digital Services Librarian
phone: 312.899.5101
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What's New In ARTstor Shared Shelf

We add new images on a daily basis to the Library curated collection of images in ARTstor Shared Shelf. To see the latest images you can check out the SAIC Library Tumblr page or look in the "New SAIC Images" folder in ARTstor.


Other Image Resources

In addition to ARTstor, the Flaxman Library provides a wide selection of image resources. Check out

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