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General Guidelines for Using Images

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials. Harper, Georgia. Crash Course in Copyright. University of Texas. Last updated 2020.

Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study. Visual Resources Association

  • Topics include use of images for teaching purposes in the classroom, reproduction of images in theses and dissertations, use of images on course websites and in other online study materials, adaptation of images for teaching and classroom work by students. This statement has been endorsed by the Association of Research Libraries.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts College Art Association of America

Smith Guidelines

Examples of Other Guidelines


Citation Formats for Images

Citation Guides & Style Manuals. Smith College Libraries.
Includes sections on citing images of works of art, photographic illustrations, audio, and film/video.

Imaging Center

The Imaging Center supports teaching and learning with visual resources for the Smith community. Among the services provided are:

  • image collection building
  • scanning
  • metadata creation
  • licensing of digital image content
  • providing image use strategies

Students and faculty can receive instruction in the use of image presentation software including the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) and PowerPoint.

The Imaging Center administers Smith's image library in ARTstor. It is located on level 3 of the Brown Fine Arts Center.