About PixelsA multi-disciplinary blog from the University of Illinois Library with announcements and technical tips on finding, creating, and using visual resources in teaching, learning, and research.
- Always check the rights and permissions statement if you wish to use media from any of the highlighted collections.
- Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources (SEI): June 10-13th at UIUC!
- Banishing Dissention
- On stock photography
- Fair Use Anxiety
- Wellcome Images Releases Over 100,000 Historical Images Online With CC-BY License
- The British Library releases over one million public domain images to Flickr
- Google Open Gallery and Web Publishing
- Image group download in ARTstor
- New collections available in ARTstor
- “Can I use this?” and Other Questions about Digital Image Access
Category Archives: History
Dassault Systèmes has developed an online 3D model of the city of Paris, and they invite users to play the 3D experience on their website. Users may explore Paris by time period: Gallic period, Gallo-Roman period, the Middle Ages, the … Continue reading
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, … Continue reading
The Ringling Collection is comprised of cabinet cards, postcards and photographs of American and British actors and actresses. The Collection is one of several housed in the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts in the Smathers Libraries‘ Department of Special … Continue reading
Europeana Exhibitions is the virtual exhibition space for Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive. Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europes museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. This virtual exhibition space showcases the content available on … Continue reading
Here at the Visual Resource Center we find ourselves up to our necks in close-to-forgotten images everyday. We are in good company. The Lively Morgue, the New York Times photo archive tumblr, is giving new life to images taken for … Continue reading
The Missouri Botanical Garden has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize natural history illustrations for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The immediate connection between the NEH and the Biodiversity Heritage Library was not clear … Continue reading
Developed by Charles S. Rhyne at Reed College in conjunction with Reed’s Visual Resources Center and Web Support Services, the Ara Pacis Augustae collection seeks to “to make available a more comprehensive body of images of the Ara Pacis than previously available in … Continue reading
British Printed Images to 1700 is a fully searchable library of several thousand printed images. Copies and variations of the same print are brought together within a single record. You can search prints by creator, by name of person depicted, … Continue reading
The Internet can be a Wild West environment, and it can be frustrating to locate related visual resources on a given topic when those resources reside on hundreds of different websites. The Opening History web portal seeks to make this … Continue reading
The Maps of Africa to 1900 digital collection contains images of maps listed in the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett … Continue reading