Art History Without Slides

Jen Young sent along This story on profs that have done away with slides and traditional projectors in favor of an expensive but promising alternative: images stored on the college\’s computer network and digitally projected into lecture rooms.

With the new technology they can zoom in on images, juxtapose them, and call up information about them, all through a computer and touch-sensitive screen built into her lectern.

They say Yale\’s slide library has already stopped photographing artworks from textbooks to display on the image library\’s walls, except when specifically requested by professors. That\’s one of several sacrifices made to free librarians for cataloging, a process that represents the bulk of the work in building digital collections.