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MacLean Visual Resources Center  

Last Updated: Jul 13, 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.


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.


Summer ARTstor Training Sessions

Now that we have completed the transition to ARTstor Shared Shelf, the Visual Resources Center will be hosting regular ARTstor Training sessions for the rest of the month.. All sessions are held in the Flaxman Library, Sharp 602, the Flaxman Library Media Viewing room, and will cover the basics of using ARTstor for research:

Wednesday, July 15 at Noon
Wednesday, July 22 at Noon
Wednesday, July 29 at Noon
Wednesday, August 5 at Noon
Wednesday, August 12 at Noon

If these times don't work for you, please contact me to schedule a one-on-one session. Contact us at or call at 312-899-5101


ARTstor Shared Shelf Resources

For more information on using ARTstor, we suggest these Artstor Help pages:

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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ARTstor Vocabulary

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.


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.

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