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.
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.
WARNING: MDID Website Certificate Warning
We apologize for this inconvenience, but starting on May 20th you may have been met with a warning when you tried to access the MDID site telling you that the "certificate for the website is invalid." This is because of a behind the scenes change and will unfortunatly continue to occur for the next few weeks. The actual MDID site is still working and will be available through the morning of June 15.
When the warning page comes up just click on the "CONTINUE" button to continue to the site. The site is safe, you don't have to worry about any warnings you might be getting. If you don't see a "CONTINUE" button look for an "Advanced" link or one that says "I Understand the Risks". There should be options there to continue on.
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-899-5101.
Final MDID@SAIC Retirement June 15!
The MDID@SAIC server will be permanently decommissioned on the morning of Monday, June 15, 2015. Former MDID users who would like to make a final check of their personal notes, slideshows or image collections must do so prior to that time. MDID can still be accessed at https://mdid.artic.edu/Default.aspx
The Flaxman Library will continue to hold instructional sessions throughout the semester (see schedule below) on both the use of ARTstor and tips for archiving your MDID material. Additionally, suggestions will be posted on the MDID announcements page and on the Transition FAQ tab of this page. As always, please contact us at email@example.com to schedule a one-on-one session or with any other questions you might have.
Shared Shelf Training Schedule: May 2015
We have four more ARTstor Shared Shelf Faculty Training Sessions scheduled for the end of May. All sessions are held in the Flaxman Library, Sharp 602, the Flaxman Library Media Viewing room, and will cover the basics of using ARTstor and the transition from MDID. Dates for June will be posted soon:
Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 pm
|Tuesday, May 26 at Noon|
|Wednesday, May 27 at Noon|
|Friday, May 29 at 2 pm|
|No Sessions May 18 to 22
You may also request one-on-one instruction or group training sessions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 312-899-5101
ARTstor Shared Shelf Resources
For more information on using ARTstor, we suggest these Artstor Help pages:
- Artstor Training Materials
- Working with Image Folders
- Working with Image Groups
- Instructor Privileges
For assistance with Power Point, or other software tutorials, check out the resources at Lynda.com, available to you through the Flaxman Library.
To assist you in finding the best terms to use for searching the collection, we have created a Google spreadsheet with the terms that we use, including newer terms and terms that had been used to describe the historical Fibers & Materials Studies collection.