The CCA Libraries slide collections are a teaching resource for the CCA community and support the current college curriculum. Slides may be used for CCA classroom presentations, lectures, and for group study and review. Use of slides for non-CCA related activities is not permitted.
However, due to Kodak’s 2003 announcement of the company’s decision to discontinue slide projector manufacture and support, CCA has made the commitment to going fully digital by Fall 2010. The slides will not be thrown away or destroyed, but this change does mean that the library will no longer be providing support for slide use (making new slides, repairing damaged slides, monitoring slide checkout, etc.)
CCA is already well on its way to being a fully digital institution. Many of the images that would previously only be found in slide form are now available in digital form on ARTstor.
SLIDE LIBRARY PROCEDURES – through Fall 2010
Slide collections are housed in both the Simpson (SF) and Meyer (Oak) Libraries. Both collections have slides representing core works, but the main emphases are:
Simpson (SF) – architecture, design (fashion, graphic, industrial and interior), illustration, wood/furniture, and contemporary fine art
Meyer (Oak)– art history and fine arts (book arts, ceramics, film/video/performance, glass, jewelry/metal arts, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles)
DIGITAL IMAGES AT CCA
The CCA libraries are committed to providing the college with a strong core set of digital images that will support curriculum and research.
These digital images are housed on ARTstor. In an effort to make ARTstor the best teaching tool it can be, the Libraries have been working with professors to further develop its image collections.
As we move towards a more digital age, the responsibilities of the slide libraries will change, but their function will remain the same – we are here to assist CCA faculty with obtaining the images they need for teaching. As time and personnel permits, the slide library staff is available for help with ARTstor searching, PowerPoint and OIV presentations, and guidance with non-ARTstor image searching.