Instant Architecture: Hosted Access to the Archivision Research Library with Built-In Image Management & Presentation Tools
The Archivision Research Library is a collection of 100,000 digital images of art and architecture professionally photographed by a trained architect. It documents the built environment--from ancient monuments to cutting-edge contemporary constructions--with extensive, standardized descriptive metadata. Archivision is accessible for research and teaching through a web-based application--a dedicated hosted instance of MDID--with vrcHost LLC delivering full services and technical support: installation, integration, and maintenance. This combination provides not only instant access to Archivision, but also to sophisticated tools for managing images using an open source media management system to discover, aggregate, study, and present digital media.
The authors would like to acknowledge and profusely thank Scott Gilchrist, President of Archivision, for his collaborative nature and the enormous contribution he has made to the field of visual resources over the last twenty-five years by making his high quality, well-described, professional photography/digital images commercially available for educational purposes as well as for his generous support of VRA activities.
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