Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is an instructional support unit and digital projects lab that serves faculty and students in the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The VRC houses and maintains media collections and equipment relevant to teaching, research, and creative work in the visual arts, and provides access to workspace areas and computer stations equipped with scanners and imaging software.


Courtney Baron


Room N201, LDSOA


M-F, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm





Collections and Services

Collections made available by the VRC include the Art History Digital Archive, the School of Art's slide collection, and a collection of videos (VHS/DVD) for classroom use. In addition, a small but growing library of books and periodicals on art and design is available for on-site consultation and faculty use. The slide collection is no longer active and is being replaced by the Art History Digital Archive, currently consisting of more than 80,000 images for teaching, research, and study in Art History.

For access to the Art History Digital Archive, please visit

Services provided by VRC staff include digitization of media for instructional use, including presentation through the university's online learning management system. The VRC accepts digitization requests from faculty, graduate students, and academic staff. To submit a request to the VRC, please complete the VRC Request Form and submit with original media/source.

Please note that PDF requests must include course name and number. VRC staff will not scan print materials for personal research.

Course Reserves

Faculty may use the VRC as reserve space for course readings and related materials. Please contact VRC curator to make arrangements.

Equipment and Facilities

Students may not check out VRC equipment unless sponsored by faculty member. Equipment available for student use includes four (4) computer workstations with flatbed scanners, one slide scanner, and one printer. 

Faculty and graduate teaching assistants may check out VRC equipment for classroom use. Equipment available for faculty and teaching assistants includes two (2) digital projector carts equipped with laptop and speakers, TV cart with DVD/VHS player, two (2) video cameras and microphone system, and digital SLR camera.

IMPORTANT - video cameras and microphone system are not available during Visiting Artist/Scholar lectures. Please contact VRC curator ahead of time to reserve video equipment.