Visual Resources Centre
Do you know where to look for digital reproductions of works of art, photography or design, or high quality images of architecture, materials or science to support studies and research?
VRC-guide (libguides.aalto.fi/vrc_eng) provides comprehensive information on visual resources and using them in learning and research.
Image databases contain high quality and authentic visual resources for learning, research and teaching.
VRC space on the first floor of the Learning Centre is a dedicated working space for working with visual media:
- image, video and audio editing (Creative Cloud 2020)
- self service scanning
- working with print, web or digital media
- watching and borrowing DVDs from the Learning Centre collection.
VRC guide contains information on copyright issues related to using visual media in dissertations, teaching materials, artistic works and publications.
How to cite images in dissertations? How do you cite Creative Commons licensed images?
What are Creative Commons licenses and how do you use them? How do you give a Creative Commons license to your own work?
How do you need to take into account personal data protection and images? What data protection issues do you need to consider when taking images and publishing them?
The Visual Resources Centre at Harald Herlin Learning Centre is a service and space focused on using and producing visual media.
The Aalto University archive’s visual and special collections can also be researched upon request at the VRC service, such as original student works, photographs, drawings and other objects.
VRC space on the first floor of the Learning Centre is a dedicated working space for activities such as image, video and audio editing, self-service scanning, working with print, web or digital media, and watching and borrowing DVDs from the Learning Centre collection. The space can be used for working alone or in small groups.
The VRC guide contains information on how to find reliable visual material from images databases, how to use them in dissertations, teaching, reseaarch and artistic activities. The instructions focus on especially on copyright and principles of good scientific practice and citations. The guide also helps make use of Creative Commons licensed materials.
Training and guidance on visual resources is also available from the VRC.