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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014 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.


Other Image Resources

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


Shared Shelf Training Schedule: July/August 2014

Faculty ARTstor Training Sessions will continue through the end of summer, taking a brief break for Fall Orientation. All sessions are held in Sharp 613, the Flaxman Library Classroom and cover the basics of using Artstor and the transition from MDID. 

Mon, July 28 at 10 am Fri, Aug 1 at 1 pm
Wed, Aug 6 at Noon Fri, Aug 8 at 1 pm
Mon, Aug 11 at 10 am Wed, Aug 13 at Noon
Mon, Aug 18 at 1 pm Wed, Aug 20 at Noon

As a reminder MDID will remain available for historic users through the end of Spring Semester 2015 so you do not need to start using ARTstor this fall. But we want everyone to start working with it and to bring us their questions on how to best use it for classroom instruction. 

If you have any questions that you want addressed or have an requests for specific training times please drop usa line at

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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Grace Gaynor
Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant

Joseph Meads
Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant

Elise Tanner
Digital Imaging Technician
phone: 312.899.6527
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Digital Copy Photography Request Form
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