The visual resource collections reflect the academic programs they support. Collection strengths are in the areas of:
Existing digital collections cataloging is focused on material which directly supports CFA and SAAP instructional areas as listed above, and which enhances digital collections at UNM. BVRL Digital collections are available through locally networked computers in the library, and through federated collections searches in the ARTstor online search tools.
Reflecting academic program strengths, the circulating collection of 360,000 slides is no longer actively growing, but is available as a teaching and research resource.
This resource holds historic value and research potential. The collection, numbering approximately 30,500 items, is comprised largely of black and white photographs representing a number of photographic and printing techniques. Depicted subjects range from early 20th century views of Eurpoean architecture to 1960 movie studio publicity prints and film stills.
Digital collection growth stems from faculty requests related to current teaching and research. Recent collection development has focused on contemporary Latin America, artists working in New Mexico and Electronic Arts.
New digital material originates from licensed images secured from commercial vendors, requests to photograph print material or to scan existing collection slides, and through donations or duplication of an individual's collection.
Newly processed digital material is available in VISIC.net. BVRL digital collections hosted by ARTstor are updated at least bi-annually. See staff for rapid access to the latest acquisitions.
Nearly 55,000 images from the Bunting Library Digital Image Collection are now available on ARTstor. ARTstor's own digital library contains over 1,400,000 images. BVRL and the Fine Arts and Design Library are offering both group and one on one training sessions. Contact us for the current training schedule or to set up a personalized appointment.
Other image resources are available through the links page.