Digital Image Library at The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

TitleDigital Image Library at The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusCompleted
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2007
Completion03/31/2009
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2007/2008
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorWendy Varner
Year 1: Funded Amount25,600
Year 1: Summary

The objective of this project Is to create an online high quality easily accessible digital Image library, for the enhancement of teaching, learning and research for the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design.

This digital library will directly enhance student learning by providing a readily accessible collection of visual and bibliographic Information.

The collection will provide Images from current projects worldwide with emphasis on Canadian and local architecture.

The library will create a digital teaching and learning tool that is effective In and out of the classroom, useful beyond the Immediate needs of Individual courses, yet remain flexible for future developments as part of a long-term strategy for accumulating digital assets.

The implementation of the digital library will directly Involve students throughout the project who will benefit from the hands-on learning experience of building the collection.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorWendy Varner
Year 2: Funded Amount10,000
Year 2: Summary

The objective of this project is to continue with an online high quality easily accessible digital image library, for the enhancement of teaching, learning and research for the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design. This digital library is directly enhancing student learning by providing a readily accessible collection of visual and bibliographic information using software developed by James Madison University called MDID (Madison Digital Image Database). So far the library collection is providing images from around the world with emphasis on Vancouver modern architecture including site areas that Faculty directed Architectural Design Studio's are researching. Example: The Little Mountain area and the post war CMHC apartment site slated to be demolished, social housing, recreational facilities, parks, landscape and the cemetery. The digital library directly involves students throughout this project who will benefit from the hands-on learning experience.