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Visual Resources : Neil Hellman Library : The College of Saint Rose: Reference

The Visual Resources office maintains the College of Saint Rose Image Collection through JSTOR Forum


Copyright 101

How do you know if you're allowed to use those images?  Check out the links below.

A resource with pretty much everything: CAA has published a free e-book detailing pretty much everything. Download the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts here

What is "fair use"?  Read the University of Texas Crash Course on fair use

Not sure if a work falls under public domain?  View Cornell's comprehensive list

Using images for commercial purposes?  Read Johns Hopkins' overview on copyright permission

For other questions about copyright and using images, feel free to contact the Visual Resource office or check out the College of St. Rose's Copyright Committee Blackboard page.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. Learn more about Creative Commons here:

Basic Guides to Creating PowerPoint Presentations

Basic Guide to Powerpoint

While LUNA and ARTstor have presentation capabilities built-in, many feel comfortable using Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations. Below are guides for using PowerPoint to create presentations that focus on visual works of art.

Works Cited: A Work of Visual Art

Citing Artworks

The document below provides information on how to cite a work of visual art. It includes information for citing an image from a website like LUNA or ARTstor. This information comes from the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.

CAA Digital Format

CAA Guidelines for Digital Format

The College Art Association has created a series of guidelines for use by both students and institutions to establish a consistent standard for working with digital works in the art field.  It describes proper formatting of digital works for the purpose of submitting to institutions and displaying the work in galleries - this includes digital documentation of traditional media like paintings and sculpture, as well as new media like video, interactive software, and other electronic installations.

Wikimedia Commons: When to use the Public Domain Art tag

Using Wikimedia Commons

The link below will lead to Wikimedia Commons' information on using the Public Domain Art tag. {{PD-Art}} is a tag used for photographs of artwork which are faithful reproductions of works and therefore have no independent copyright on their own.  Read on for information about what constitutes "public domain" and why works can be tagged as such.

Subject Guide

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Fran Giordano
Neil Hellman Library, Room 405
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Art Subject Page

Veneziano, Domenico, Saint Lucy Altarpiece,Galleria degli Uffizi, Italy, The College of St. Rose Collection. 


For a wealth of information, go to the Art by Subject page.