WSU Libraries

Visual Resources@WSU

A Digital Asset Management Project


Visual Resources@WSU is a collaboration of the Art History Department and University Libraries. It replaces the static analog system of slide carousels with digital access to images, audio, video, and text files. The content includes thousands of images of art, architecture, and world history. Users can search multiple collections, integrate institutional content with Flickr, create media groups and presentations, export contents, and embed content within the University's Blackboard course management system. The project's model for using metadata and controlled vocabulary makes the tool more widely usable by the university community at large.

Luna Project Team

Nardina Mein, Ph.D., Director NMIT
Jon McGlone, Web Librarian
Adrienne Aluzzo, Metadata Librarian
Joe Gajda, Systems Administrator
Paul Gallagher, Developer Librarian
Ian Chapp, Systems Integrator
Terry Kerby, Visual Resources Coordinator

Workshops & Tutorials

Beginner's and Advanced workshops for Faculty have been developed. Currently there are no announced dates for future workshops, but materials from the beginner's workshop are available here.

Video Tutorials
Currently, flash-based tutorials are being developed to help users harness Luna's powerful tools. When completed, they will be made available on this page.

In the meantime, take advantage of these brief flash tutorials provided by Luna Imaging.

If you have requests for specific tutorials or would like to have a workshop for your class, please contact

WSU Libraries
3100 David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI USA 48202
(313) 577-4023 / 5525 - fax