Digital Library Seminar Series: 2004-08-11


Columbia Image Bank & Luna Insight:

  • Overview of CUL's new Columbia Image Bank initiative
  • Introduction to Luna Insight image management & delivery software
  • Preview of first Columbia Image Bank collection: History of Art & Architecture
  • Discussion of staff and end-user training needs
Speaker 1

Robbie Blitz

Affiliation 1

Avery Library, Columbia University Libraries

Speaker 2

Robert Carlucci

Affiliation 2

Media Center for Art History, Archaeology & Historic Preservation, Columbia University

Speaker 3

Stephen Davis

Affiliation 3

Libraries Digital Program Division, Columbia University Libraries

Speaker 4

Cathy Thomas

Affiliation 4

Libraries Digital Program Division, Columbia University Libraries


Columbia Image Bank is our new Libraries Digital Program initiative to provide a central repository and search system for Columbia's growing digital image collections as well as for selected external image collections determined to be of value to the University community. Columbia Image Bank is hosted locally on the Luna Insight platform, a powerful software system optimized for image retrieval, display and classroom use.

LibraryWeb's new Digital Image Collections page

This session will provide an overview and demonstration of the Luna Insight's search, retrieval and display features.  In addition, attendees will be given a preview of our first Columbia Image Bank collection, the "History of Art and Architecture," which includes some 27,000 art and architecture images from many of the world's more important collections including the Louvre, Musée D'Orsay, Uffizi Palace, and the Prado, as well as from many important archaeological sites such as Ephesus, Pergamum and Mycenae.

The History of Art and Architecture collection will be supplemented by material contributed by Columbia's Visual Media Center (in the Art History Department) and other sources.   Later this year we will begin to move some of Columbia's own unique image collections into the Image Bank, including digital reproductions of images from the Libraries Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collections, Columbia's Papyrological Collection, the Joseph Urban Theater Collection and others.

Reference librarians and others who work directly with students and faculty are especially encouraged to attend.  The session will conclude with a brief discussion of what types of additional staff or end user training should be offered by the Libraries.






10:00-11:30 AM


203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University