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The Visual Resources Center has created two step-by-step guides on how to use RDID, the RISD Digital Image Database: a faculty guide and a student guide. Both have in-depth instructions on how to browse and search our digital collections, how to download images for RISD projects, and how to view the RDID slideshows. Be sure to let us know what you think of the guides, and help us improve them.

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This is a summary of the most recent websites we have added to our del.ici.ous collection of bookmarks, organized by subject.

Fine Arts

ArtBabble

The Auteurs

Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronze and Jade

Center for Contemporary Canadian Art Database

Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource

Architecture/ Design

Access Ceramics

Architecture of the Getty Center

Fold School: Cardboard Furniture

Restoration of the Maya Cities of Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil and Labná

Stewardess Uniform Collection

Liberal Arts

Alaska’s Digital Archives

Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs

New York Public Library Digital Collections

Smarthistory

Ubuweb

Museums

Benaki Museum, Athens

The Model as Muse: Metropolitan Museum

National Media Museum, U.K.

New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

Synthescape: New Media for Museums

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Today is the official launch of the World Digital Library, a joint project between the Library of Congress and UNESCO which creates an “easily-accessible collection of the world’s cultural riches that would tell the stories and highlight the achievements of all countries and cultures.” The library currently holds material in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese, with digital images of culturally significant material from all over the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. All images are available for download for educational purposes, and the quality of the downloads very high. The site is really easy to navigate, so….give it a try!

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