Digital Asset Management

in the Liberal Arts Curriculum


April 2011: DAM staff members are invited to Grinnell College to share our experiences about integrating digital collections into the liberal arts curriculum.

The CONTENTdm system now contains more than 100,000 images for American Studies, Art, Art History, Classics and Humanities. (Reed login required for some collections.)

The Digital Asset Management team is honored with the 2008 NWACC Hugi Excellence Award for Academic Technology for the creation of the Classics Image Database (Reed login required). 

Teaching with Digital Collections in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, NITLE Summit poster session, April 4, 2008, poster (jpg) and handout (pdf)

Integrating Digital Collections into the Small College Curriculum is a collaborative project by Computing & Information Services, the Library, and the Visual Resources Collection to support the use of digital materials in the undergraduate curriculum.  Core components of the project include:
  • Implementation of a the CONTENTdm digital asset management system;
  • Creation of a centralized repository of images and other digital materials;
  • Development of sustainable processes for acquiring and cataloging digital content;
  • Collaboration with faculty members to build content collections for their courses;
  • Development of tools for student and faculty access to the collections.

This project is supported by grants from the Booth Ferris Foundation and the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Images from the digital collections of Charles Rhyne , Laura Leibman, and Reed College