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Rotch Visual Collections

A unit within Rotch Library responsible for acquiring, managing, and providing campus-wide access to a broad collection of images requested for educational use; consultations are available for assistance with acquiring and locating images and with the adoption of appropriate delivery and presentation tools.

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A digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Artstor is a nonprofit organization committed to digital collection solutions for universities, museums, schools, and libraries worldwide. All images are accompanied by comprehensive metadata and are rights-cleared for educational use.



The MIT Libraries repository for the libraries' growing collection of digital content. Rotch Visual Collection images can be found here. To put your images in DOME, you will work with Rotch Library staff.



An international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations.

Metamedia (m:media)

Metamedia provides SHASS students and faculty with a flexible online environment to create, annotate and share media-rich documents for the teaching and learning of core humanistic subjects. Faculty can build subject-specific mini-archives to extend the use of multimedia materials in the classroom and thus further pedagogical innovation. m:media is part of the D'Arbeloff-funded Metamedia project.


MIT Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures explores the potential of the web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The site provides context and access for large collections of visual materials from the historical record.

Gallery 2

The web application Gallery 2 is available via MIT's Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) Script service. This is a hosting service for the MIT community that provides several popular web packages such as MediaWiki and WordPress, as well as CGI script, MySQL, cron, and procmail hosting.
Student Information Processing Board (SIPB), MIT's volunteer student group dedicated to computing.


An application designed to provide a concept mapping interface to digital materials. Using VUE, faculty and students may visually structure, organize and annotate digital content to better understand and communicate how ideas and digital content are related.


Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application whose two main goals are to help people make their content available to the people who matter to them and enable new ways of organizing photos and video.


Photobucket is an Internet site for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos, and graphics. Your free Photobucket account can store thousands of photos and hours of video. Photobucket also offers free tools for making slideshows of photos, videos with music. You can share your photos and videos with friends by email, IM and mobile phone. Plus, you browse through Photobucket's huge online library of photos and videos to find the latest and best photos, images and videos.

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April 22, 2022

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