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FLEET LIBRARY | Research Guides

Rhode Island School of Design

Digital Image Collection: Introduction and Hours

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

Digital Production and Cataloging Specialist

Introduction and Hours

The Digital Image Collection is an image resource for faculty, students, and researchers to facilitate instruction, inspiration, study, and learning. The overall collection of 13+ million digital images is comprised of multiple collections through a combination of images produced in-house through flatbed scanning and digital photography (copystand and tripod) and those licensed from educational sources.

All 30,000+ images produced in the department are fully cataloged using the Image Resource Information System (IRIS) that utilizes the VRA Core 4.0 and Cataloging Cultural Objects metadata standard and descriptive rules and are accessible via Artstor and JSTOR Open Community Collections. The department adds approximately 4,000 images per year.

Subjects actively developed through in-house scanning and photography via faculty requests or VMRC staff curation include non-Western art, ephemera, images from nature and the environment, product design, textiles, and art installation.

Hours will change throughout the academic year and during breaks. Please consult the library calendar for daily, weekly, and monthly views.

Phone:  401-709-5936