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Rhode Island School of Design

Digital Image Collection: The Collections

Over four million digital images in the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design.

Visual + Material Resource Librarian

The Collection and How to Search

The Digital Image Collection at RISD is comprised currently by  6 image-centered databases that are part of the comprehensive list of all databases licensed by the library. These are:

Please consult the list for a description of each and instructions to access their content. Unfortunately there is no federated search portal for these image databases and they must be searched individually.

In 2015, all 30,000+ digital images produced by the library since 2007 were migrated to the Artstor Forum hosted platform and are accessible via the Artstor Digital Library alongside that content.

Many images of RISD-owned collections have been added to Artstor's Public Collections portal and are freely accessible on the open Web. These include:

VMRC staff can provide orientation, authentication, and training to access and use these image collections.