PCC Visual Resources Collection

PCC Visual Resources Collection ImagePortland Community College (PCC) Library is happy to announce a new image collection, “PCC Visual Resource Collection” that is now available through ARTstor shared shelf. ARTstor is a database of over 1.5 million images covering art, architecture and archeology.

PCC now has the opportunity to add digital images to the ARTstor library that are relevant to faculty, students, and the local community. Thanks to the hard work of PCC Art Faculty, over 1800 images are now available in this online collection and more are being added daily. Many of these images are from the historical art slide collection of about 9.000 digital images and 12,000 analog images (slides) maintained by PCC Art Faculty since 1990.

Faculty used to physically visit the Art Slide Library at each campus to view these images. Now, faculty and students can access this collection via the ARTstor database from anywhere with a computer or mobile device (there’s even an ARTstor app).

Questions? Contact Dr. Julianne Sandlin (Coordinator of the PCC Visual Resource Center) or Christine Weber (PCC Art Department Chair).

Access the Collection

1. Register for an ARTstor account while you are on-campus or use the ARTstor link from Articles and Databases from off-campus. On the ARTstor home page, the registration link is in the upper right corner.

2. Select the "PCC Visual Resource Collection" on the right side of the ARTstor home page right under the "View All Collections" link.

3. Perform a search using the search box at the top of the page.

4. Registered users can save, download, share, or export images and create groups for class projects.

5. Note: You must log in to ARTstor every 120 days to keep your account current.