This paper describes an electronic still photography system used to main-tain and disseminate art history images. The system is composed of three distinct sub-systems: image acquisition, database management, and image distribution. The image acquisition sub-system utilizes an image processor for acquiring images, analysing, enhancing and recording them on magnetic video discs. The database management sub-system is used to select images and prepare sequences for lectures and distribution. The image distribution sub-system contains video carrels for student viewing, as well as a hard-copy recorder for the distribution of images. Combined, the facility improves the utilization of the traditional 35mm slides by providing greater access to the collection for both students and faculty. This enhanced access to visual ma-terials substantially improves the faculty's abilty to teach the History of Art.
"An Art History Installation Of Electronic Still Photography", Proc. SPIE 0900, Imaging Applications in the Work World, (11 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944694; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944694