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Integrated Digital Image Resources Project (IDIR)

(Integrated Access Council, Yale University Library; Meg Bellinger, Associate University Librarian for Integrated Access and Technical Services)

The IDIR mission is to transform the Library's Visual Resources Collections (VRC) in response to strong demand from faculty. This world-class digital image collection and service will supoort the teaching and research needs of faculty and the classroom and independent learning needs of students. The IDIR project will run for two years from March 2006-February 2008. The project is specifically designed to respond to changing needs, and will provide a foundation for innovative solutions to the challenges of digital and multi-media teaching. The model will be one that can extend to digital image collections and their use in any discipline within Yale's curriculum and research programs.

As a major part of its objectives, IDIR is collaborating with the Library's Digital Production and Integration Program (DPIP) to manage major digitization and archiving efforts funded by the provost. When the project is completed in the summer of 2008, approximately 50% or 160,000 images from the VRC slide and photograph collection will have been reformatted and made available through the Digital Collections section of the Library's website, where the total for the VRC digital collections is expected to exceed 250,000 images. As well, all the VRC slides and photographs will be archived at the Library Shelving Facility (LSF), where they will be available for recall.

As an important part of the VRC transformation, the staff is working collaboratively with faculty, Library, and ITS colleagues to re-organize collection building and association service support for digital teaching by integrating subject-specific and technology-based skills and knowledge.

Katherine Haskins, IDIR
Karen Kupiec, DPIP
Robert Carlucci, VRC

Planning and Other Documents

IDIR Progress Report to LMC (February 2007)

Service Level Agreement (February 2007)

IDIR Charge and Objectives (February 2006)

IDIR Faculty Advisory Committee Minutes

Spring Semester 2008 (TBA)

Fall Semester 2007 (September 18, 2007)

Spring Semester 2007 (May 7, 2007)

Fall Semester 2007 (December 7, 2006)

Spring Semester 2006 (May 9, 2006)

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