A searchable archive, or digital asset management system (DAM), of university photography from 2012-present is available for students, staff and faculty to use for university-related purposes via the UW-Whitewater Photoshelter library. You will need your Net ID and password to log in. We are uploading new and archived photos continually. For photos taken prior to 2012, please contact Archives, located in Andersen Library (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5520). Faculty, staff, students and departments may use any of the images in the library for noncommercial communication pieces about UW-Whitewater. The images are not available for generic use unrelated to UW-Whitewater.
Once logged in, you can browse collections or search by keyword. Collections are organized by academic year and subdivided into galleries: Athletics, General Campus, College of Arts and Communication, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and Professional Studies, College of Letters and Sciences, College of Integrated Studies and Graduate Studies and Continuing Education . Photos taken in the summer months (June, July, August) are included in the previous academic year's gallery. For example, photos taken in July 2016 will be in the 2015-2016 gallery.
All photos are tagged by season.
Spring: March, April, May
Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: December, January, February
Where applicable, all photos are tagged with a building, playing field or gymnasium name. A list of common tags can be found here. The name of the file, photo caption and all IPTC metadata is searchable. For help using Photoshelter, please click the links below.
If you have questions about Photoshelter, please contact Nadia Bidwell (email@example.com or ext. 1200).
Technology has made it easy to manipulate photographs. While removing, adding or altering elements in a photo may seem harmless, changing the contextual meaning of a photo jeopardizes the readers' trust. A photo must be perceived as an accurate record. Therefore, the following are the University Marketing and Communications guidelines related to the use of photographs.
If you have a question about these guidelines, please contact University Marketing and Communications. The following information provides more specific guidelines about acceptable and unacceptable use of photographs.
Copyrighted materials cannot be altered without written permission of the copyright holder (generally the creator or source of the original photo). Photographs (images taken by University Marketing and Communications staff and those from freelancers) should be considered copyrighted materials. Photographs supplied to University Marketing and Communications from other UW-Whitewater offices or from non-university entities cannot be altered without written permission from the copyright holder, even if the image belongs to UW-Whitewater.
If you have any questions, please contact University Marketing and Communications