- Ongoing projects
- New projects
Maintenance of Ongoing
At the moment CIDC's activities include the maintenance of
existing databases. The Utopia Project
is currently being used in the classroom. The MESL
Project, which is also being used in the classroom, will continue for one more year.
The L.A. Fuertes and Ezra Cornell Papers
Projects are challenging staff on the best ways to provide digital access to manuscript
- The Museum Online project is working
with the Johnson Museum of Art to create digital surrogates for 85% of the holdings in the
museum, both images and objects. The main project goal is to broaden access to collections
both throughout the campus and publicly in addition to making classroom use more feasible.
- IMAG/CU, a shared university image
catalog that incorporates collections from the Johnson Art Museum, the Rare and
Manuscripts Collection, the History of Art Slide Collection, and the Architecture, Art and
Planning Slide Collection.
- During the next two years, staff of the Institute and the Interactive Media Group will assist the Cornell Plantations in the systematic employment of digital
technology to integrate taxonomic and historical data with real-time field study, and in
the creation of the Plantations WWW site.
- Death of the Father, an international
anthropological project studying the closure of political authority in the 20th century,
or in simpler terms, what happens to a culture after the death of an authority figure such
as Stalin? Led by Assistant Professor John Borneman of the Department of Anthropology,
with faculty participation from all over the world.
In addition to these projects, the CIDC is also involved in an
initiative with the Museum Digital Licensing Collective, a project to develop a
nation-wide collection of digital images based on museum holdings that could operate in a
not-for-profit as well as profit manner. The University Library at the University of
California at Berkeley and the Cornell University Library are lead participants in
developing plans for supporting the technical infrastructure of the database.