Special Collections Research Center
University Archives Photograph Collection
Use of Luna Imaging's Insight Software
To meet the challenge of providing better access to these unique resources, the NCSU Libraries has acquired Luna Imaging's Insight software which will enable online access to these historical photographs.
California-based Luna Imaging was founded in 1993 by the former director of the Getty Art History Information Program. Its Insight software is a digital-image database management tool designed for accessing and using image collections over the Internet. Insight manages visual collections of all sizes and types, from photographs and maps, to design and architectural drawings, to video and audio clips. It was developed in collaboration with academic researchers, educators, and museum professionals. Collections can be shared among institutions that use the Insight software. When a collection is selected, Insight presents the contents of that collection as a series of thumbnail images, along with the data that describes each item. Users can browse the thumbnails or conduct searches and then view high-resolution images with complete descriptive information. Other features allow the user to zoom in on an image, to annotate an image, and to create customized slide shows with arrangements for image comparisons.
Online access to images in the University Archives Photograph Collection one of the Special Collections Research Center's digitial projects.