Image Production

Requesting Digital Production

Digital images are created by the visual resource staff to support UCSD classroom instruction and presentations. If a patron searches the visual resources collection in ARTstor but does not find the image(s) needed, they may submit a production request form for an image to be made. Requesters complete a production request form for each source (books, etc.) and provide the Library staff with the publication containing the image(s) to be made into a digital image. There is a two week turn-around time for digital production.

The Library reserves the right to deny a production request if the item(s) will not enhance the visual resources collection based upon the mission of the Library. This includes the following:

  • If the request is out of the scope of the visual resources collection
  • If the image is already available in digital format
  • If the source image is of poor quality; i.e., low resolution personal slides, split page images larger than 16x20 inches
  • If filling the request would violate the U.S. Copyright Laws *

*No more than 25% of the images in a single source may be requested.

Digital images are deposited into ARTstor become the permanent property of the visual resources collection and cannot be duplicated into any format.

If a request for production is denied, users will be given information on alternative methods for obtaining images.

For more information, contact Kirk Wang at or (858) 246-0308.

Digital Media Production