Contents
Mission Statement
Hours
Borrowing Privileges
Borrowing Tips
Im
age Orders
Equipment
Public Terminals


Contents
The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) contains approximately 216,000 slides, 55,000 photographs and a growing number of digital images (currently 21,000). The collection spans the medias of painting, architecture, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, and drawing, in addition to material and cultural arts. We support the classroom image needs of Binghamton University and the local community.

Please don't forget...Materials in the collection are to be used for instructional purposes only. This usage is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976 of the United States. The borrower assumes liability for any infringement of copyright laws. See also: http://www.vraweb.org/resources/ipr/copyright.html

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Mission Statement
As a image collection dedicated to supporting the academic needs of Binghamton University, the Visual Resources Collection continuously strives to offer the timely production of new images and easy access to existing images. In order to realize this goal, the VRC works to ensure that the visual materials acquired are of the utmost quality, stored in an environment which promotes longevity, and filed in an accurate and uniform catalogue system.

Independent from the Binghamton University library system, the Visual Resources Collection is a subset of the Department of Art History.

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Hours
8:30 - 4:00 Monday - Friday

Any Binghamton student or faculty member can borrow images. Digital images can be found by searching via this website. For slides and photographs, visit the collection space at FA 143.

Since the collection is operated by one full-time professional person and work-study students, there are times that it may be closed during posted hours. It is therefore recommended that users from outside of the Art History department call ahead for an appointment. First time users are requested to seek the service of a staff member on duty

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Borrowing Privileges

The loan period for borrowing slides is overnight
The VRC has a responsibility to ensure that all patrons of the facility have access to the images they need. For that reason, a quick turn-around circulation time is essential. We may request an earlier return date if slides are needed by another patron. Any student or faculty person at Binghamton University may borrow slides from our collection. However, the Art History Department faculty have first priority in the use of slides. All other patrons must have slides checked out before they leave the collection. Slides may be returned after hours in the return slot in the door of FA 145.

The images housed in the collection are Binghamton University property and are meant to be used for classroom purposes on campus. Permission must be obtained for any off-campus use.

No duplication of slides, photos, or digital images is allowed for any reason.

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Borrowing Tips
Please come prepared. Know what images you seek and any pertinent information about your subject before you come to the collection. In order to prevent over borrowing, please allow enough time to sort slides in the collection area. Always place tags in the place of borrowed slides. Slides are easily lost, so count them upon departure and return (check the projector to make sure you remember the last one shown).

Failure to follow VRC rules may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.

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Image Orders
Anyone can order images to be made. Do not order images already in the collection. Upgrading poor images in the collection is welcome.

Always use the VRC order forms. Fill them out completely and leave source materials with the curator. Orders take one week to process. Exceptions are made only in extreme circumstances, subject to the approval of the curator. Large orders may take longer.

Only order images that you plan to use. There is no fee; items ordered are the property of the collection.

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Equipment
Projectors, trays and other equipment can only be loaned to patrons in the Art History department. For others these items can be obtained through Educational Communications. Projectors must be returned immediately after use and may only be borrowed for one day. Trays must be returned at the end of each semester, or sooner if requested.

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Public Terminals
Our facility also contains a mini-pod with 2 terminals and two scanners. These are available for student use during our hours of operation.

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