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About this collection

The Board of Directors of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) is pleased to announce that CARLI Governing members have access to a major collection of digital art images through CARLI's digital library. This archive is available to CARLI Governing member libraries at no direct cost to the library.

CARLI has purchased the Saskia digital image archive from Scholars Resource. For more information, see The collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format. Additionally, the descriptive data about the images includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts, including Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th edition; Understanding Art, 7th edition; Art and Ideas, 10th edition; Discovering Art History, 4th edition.

A high-resolution TIFF version of each Saskia image is available. The TIFF can be downloaded directly from the metadata for any image via the link in the Full Resolution metadata field. Download methods vary across browsers, but clicking or right-clicking on the link should prompt a download or "save as" option. Please note that the TIFF images are high-resolution, and, consequently, have very large file sizes that may take several minutes to download.

Favorites is a cookie-based browser feature within CONTENTdm for users to save images and work with them. Users may wish to save their selected Favorites images for later use. A thumbnail view, links to the images, and item metadata can be saved as a PowerPoint presentation. 

To browse the collection, click "Browse collection" from the menu bar at the top of the page.

To see images in the collection that are present in a specific textbook, select the title from the dropdown list.


CARLI Digital Collections Saskia Art Images Collection Rights and Usage Information

"Authorized Users" means Licensee and Authorized Sites authorized to provide on-site access to the Licensed Software to employees, students, registered and walk-in patrons, and other persons affiliated with, or permitted to use the facilities of any Authorized Site. Any Authorized Site is authorized to provide remote access to the Licensed Software under security conditions adequate to ensure that only users specifically granted access under this Agreement shall be authenticated and authorized, and that individuals that are not parties to this Agreement are excluded.

"Permitted Use" means the use of Licensed Software by Authorized Users for educational purposes including instruction, study, or personal research and training. Authorized users may search the Licensed Software, view, retrieve and display data contained therein; print data resulting from searches and make limited copies of such printed results; download data obtained from searches; and e-mail data obtained from searches. Authorized Sites may use a reasonable portion of the Licensed Software in the preparation of Course Packs and in a program of E-reserves.

The Licensed Software may not be used for preparation of any publication, scholarly or otherwise; or for any purpose other than teaching or research. Publication of an image from the Licensed Software requires a separate license from Saskia.

Licensee agrees not to resell, lease, transfer, sub-license or otherwise distribute a copy of the Licensed Software, or any image taken from the Licensed Software, in whole or in part.

For more information about CARLI's Saskia authorized usage terms click here.

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