Lunch & Learn: Trudy Jacoby on Image Resources and Use

Princeton University

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Images are used for teaching and research in many departments. There are significant image collections available for use at Princeton including the image collections of the Department of Art and Archaeology accessible in Almagest and licensed collections such as ARTstor and Bridgeman Education.  Image resources will be reviewed as well as ways to use the collections including searching, making study image groups, and exporting image groups directly to PowerPoint for use in lectures.

Speaker bio:

Trudy Buxton Jacoby is the Director of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Previously, Ms. Jacoby was at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served most recently as Head Librarian for Visual and Media Resources.

She works with image collection management and digital image databases. She participated in the development of the IRIS image management software and then partnered with Cornell University to develop the PiCtor image management software now in use at Princeton.  The course content for many courses and special collections in the Department of Art and Archaeology is available through Almagest and also in ARTstor (for images added until Sept. 2010).

An active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association, Ms. Jacoby has held numerous committee and board appointments.  She has co-chaired the ARLIS/VRA Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and has also served on the board of the VRA Foundation. She was a member of the ARTstor collections advisory group and is currently a member of the ARTstor hosting advisory group.

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