Visual Resource Center debuts website

Ever feel like you’ve run out of internet to browse? You’ve checked your email, gotten up to date on your Facebook news, and did the latest NY Times Crossword online. What next?

Hop on over to the new Visual Resources Center’s website and learn all about ARTstor, copyright, and digital images. Our new site offers links to ARTstor trainings and handouts for your convenience, as well as information on finding, creating, editing, presenting, and preserving images. In addition, visitors to the site can peruse links related to copyright information, download workflow automator tools, and discover other new resources such as Tineye. You can even “like” us on Facebook to have this blog in your newsfeed, or visit our Youtube channel where we will be posting video tutorials (still a work in progress).

Feel free to leave comments with suggestions for other resources to include on the site. It is meant to be a useful resource for the campus community, and we are always looking to improve.

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the Memory of the Netherlands

Welcome back, students, faculty, and staff! We hope your fall semester is off to a delightful start.

For those of you with an interest in Netherlandish history, I’m about to make your week even more delightful. The Memory of the Netherlands is a self-described “gigantic digital treasury,” full of information about the Dutch past. Offering hundreds of thousands of digital images, recordings, film footage, and texts, the Memory site organizes this wealth of information into several exhibitions, collections, and themes.

While you’ll still find images of windmills, wooden shoes and tulips are few and far between. Rather, the Memory site provides well thought out exhibitions that explore life in Holland today and themes that range from religion to cartoons.

While the Memory site is largely in English and searchable using English keywords, information about the images and other objects are in Dutch.