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.