Digital Scholarship Center
The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), a branch of the University Libraries system and formerly the ILC, assists Department faculty and students with the use of digital image technologies in the classroom and for research. The DSC serves the entire campus community, though its primary responsibility is to support course and research needs of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. There are currently three DSC staff members: Brian Shelburne, Head Librarian; Annie Sollinger, Metadata Librarian; and Mike Foldy, Operations Supervisor.
The DSC provides several systems for using digital images at UMass. LUNA is a database based on the collection of digital images created from the Department’s 35 mm slide library. In addition to the departmental collection, LUNA users may access approximately 250,000 images licensed by the University Libraries. ARTstor is another licensed database that offers over 1.8 million images made available by organizations and individuals, including Professor Walter Denny.
The DSC also assists faculty and students in methods to incorporate visual literacy into the curriculum. The DSC teaches techniques of image searching and the presentation of images in a classroom environment. For more information about on DSC services, or on how the Digital Scholarship Center can help provide images for academic endeavors, please contact the DSC staff.