Saturday, March 14, 2009

Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies

an Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies [IDEAS]

The goal of the Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies [IDEAS] is to unify digitizing efforts already in progress at various campuses into a shared searchable database, open to anyone with access to the World Wide Web. IDEAS focuses on the generally underrepresented area of Asia in an attempt to make multi-media materials more widely available for specialists and non-specialists alike. The scope of the IDEAS project will allow for the continued addition of new materials over time, encouraging participation in both use as well as development of the database through faculty and staff workshops. IDEAS is the first multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, pan-Asian searchable database in the country. (from "About the IDEAS Project.")

The IDEAS project is the result of a collaboration between Colorado College, Earlham College, Lake Forest College, and St Olaf College, and is funded through a grant from the Midwest Instructional Technology Center. The IDEAS project hopes to encourage cooperative sharing of ideas, expertise, and resources among comparable institutions building or considering online image collections. (from IDEAS Home.)

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