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  • My name is Maureen Burns and I am the sales rep for Archivision for all those west of the Mississippi. For those who may not yet know the photographer, Scott Gilchrist, Scott would you please stand.
  • The collection’s curator is Scott Gilchrist, a trained architect, who also acts as the principal photographer. We are one of the few vendors left still creating new photography you can own. We are the only vendor who’s focus is the student of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. 1) San Carlo Boromini 2) Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 3) University of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson, “The Quad”
  • The Library spans most periods of architecture...from Ancient Egypt to the most contemporary. About 60% of the Library is architecture. Abu Simbel Egypt, Shanghai model (the latest tallest building in China is at the center, called Shanghai Tower…still under construction and by Gensler of San Francisco)
  • About 20% of the Library is gardens, parks and natural landscapes… Top left: Arches National Park - Utah 2) lower left: Millennium Park, Chicago 3) Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, France)
  • And recently we added architecture and gardens from Asia. In 2009 Scott took a major trip to China with Dr. Miller, a Chinese architectural historian, as his guide; he shot over 8000 images. (Hong Kong skyline from Victoria Harbor, Humble Administrator’s Garden (both images))
  • And finally, but not least, our Library also contains about 20% art found in public places, especially art where it contributes to architecture. 1) Bernini, Monument to Venerable Maria Raggi 2) Renaissance Fresco in the Orvieto Cathedra., Madonna with Child, by Gentile of Fabriano
  • Now let’s just take a minute to look at a sample Archivision documentation. Dr. Miller and Scott took over 570 photographs of the Yungang Grottoes. They documented each of the 53 man-made caves carved out of sandstone during the Northern Wei Dynasty (460-494 AD) and this slide just illustrates cave number 13. Note how the documentation starts with the description found on site, shows the exterior then the interior and always moving from the most general to a wealth of detail.
  • And here are a few highlights from cave #13. The Buddha on the right is 15 meters high.
  • And a detail…showing a cross-legged statue of a Maiteya Buddha, who is said to be the “future Buddha” waiting to be born again in a period of decline and to continue the teachings of Buddha. Note the little figurine holding his left arm.
  • And a few more details…always moving in closer. The Yungang Grottoes are all coming in Module Six which will be published this May, by-the-way, and Scott and Tim would be happy to show you the full documentation at the Archivision booth.
  • And for new media additions we now include HD video and QuickTime VR scenes. You can preview all 200 of our videos in a lower resolution on our website.
  • Our metadata is rich, accurate and extensive. As we all know, we can find lots and lots images on Google… but finding consistently hi-quality / hi-res images attached to accurate data is much more difficult to find. We know this marriage is our most valuable asset. This is our core product.
  • And here are two sample pages from our VCat database illustrating a “work” and “image” data entry record.
  • Our data as it displays in our new LUNA delivery system.
  • And here is our data as it is displayed in our new MDID delivery option…
  • And our data as it displays in the Scholars Resource delivery option.
  • You can purchase the entire Library of 53,000 images at once, or like most places, via our sequential Library modules over time. All fees are one-time and in perpetuity. You can also purchase single images from Scholars Resource which will have loaded all 53,000 images by June of this year.
  • Archivision is please to introduce subscription access to our growing Library. Only we want to do this a little differently – we want to offer ownership of our modules: Own the Base Module of 16,000 images after 4 years and a new Addition Module of 6000 images after each additional two. We believe ownership is the only way to guarantee that the images your users have come to depend on – for teaching and scholarship – are there year after year.
  • SAME
  • If you go with Subscription access you can choose between two delivery systems and for the same annual fee. There is the new Archivision MDID 2 interface, which should also be noted will be upgraded to MDID3 later this year finally allowing for video. With the new Archivision Luna option you do not need a Luna site license … but if you are a Luna client you can run an installer that includes collection index which will merge your existing LUNA collections with Archivision, allowing for seamless viewing and searches. This can work for subscription access if you have Luna site license and also if purchasing our modules.
  • A great place to test drive our Library is in the Luna Commons – here you can browse our entire Library with full metadata and functionality and view all all images as low res files. Images size once you license or subscribe to the Library.
  • Here you can explore the full content by the “what” “where” “who” and “When” categories presented in the Luna interface. This also illustrates Luna’s relational interface.
  • Sample search results for “Mackintosh graphic”. Note that you can choose to see more thumbnails per page and at a larger size…or jump right to related topics in the left side bar.
  • And finally….Do you ever get asked by a prof for permission to publish an image in a book or magazine? Archivision has just the solution! Send them to our Royalty-Free website at where they can find the image they need, enter a credit card and download for all publication and commercial use. Hey…no work on your part! Three usage fees based on the size of the file downloaded. Use the same image for collateral use or in future projects with no additional license or fees to worry about. Royalty-Free means the user pays a royalty once and further uses are without fees.
  • Same.
  • I would like to close by highlighting some of our work documenting art in Rome ( Nativity of the Virgin, by Sebastiano del Piombo, in the Chigi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo)
  • Raimondi Chapel, by Bernini, The altarpiece, a high relief depicting "St. Francis in Ecstasy": detail of the angel below St. Francis
  • One of two angels in Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, by Bernini / Sant'Ignazio, Choir and Vault Frescos, by Pozzo
  • Il Ges u dome frescoes, by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, depicting Four Doctors of the Latin Church
  • Fontana delle Tartarughe, by Giacomo della Porta, one of the four dolphin, close side view
  • If there are no more questions, Scott & Tim would be happy to answer any questions one-on-one at our booth. Thank you for listening!

    1. 1. THE ARCHIVISION DIGITAL RESEARCH LIBRARY 53,000 professional images with rich, standard metadata for teaching and scholarship in architecture and the visual arts
    2. 2. ARCHIVISION Images <ul><li>Curator: Scott Gilchrist – Trained Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Focus: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning & Art found in Public Places </li></ul>
    3. 7. Yungang Grottoes near Datong, China
    4. 11. <ul><li>NEW - HD video walkabouts. </li></ul><ul><li>NEW - QuickTime VR scenes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview all 200+ videos on our website. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available NOW in our LUNA delivery option, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and coming to our MDID3 solution later this year. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 12. ARCHIVISION data: <ul><li>Expertly researched and catalogued by Susan Jane Williams* </li></ul><ul><li>VRA Core 4 and CCO compliant </li></ul><ul><li>VRA Core 4 Excel or fully validating Core 4 XML </li></ul><ul><li>FileMaker Pro VCat utility with full authority files upon request </li></ul><ul><li>5 FREE hours of mapping help with each Module purchase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Susan is the winner of the 2007 VRA DeLaurier Award for her development of the VCat database </li></ul></ul>
    6. 14. Sample data as presented in LUNA
    7. 17. THE ARCHIVISION DIGITAL LIBRARY <ul><li>Base Module (16,000 images) </li></ul><ul><li>Addition Modules One through Six (6000 images each). We add a new module each spring. </li></ul><ul><li>Now Module Six – shipping May brings our Library to 53,000 images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>License the Library in total or purchase via sequential modules over time. Fees are one time and in perpetuity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order single images from Scholars Resource </li></ul></ul>
    8. 18. Archivision is pleased to introduce: SUBSCRIBE TO OWN <ul><ul><ul><li>For much less rent access to the growing Library – via a FLAT rate – and own the Base Module after 4 years. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Own a new module of 6000 images after each subsequent 2 years of subscription . </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 19. IF YOU BUY : <ul><li>We can help you load the Library into your local system or ARTstor’s Shared Shelf. 5 hours of free mapping come with each module license. </li></ul><ul><li>Or choose instant hosted access in: </li></ul><ul><li>MDID on an Archivision server </li></ul><ul><li>LUNA on a Luna server </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars Resource </li></ul>
    10. 20. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE: <ul><li>Choose your interface (same fee): </li></ul><ul><li>Archivision MDID2 </li></ul><ul><li>LUNA </li></ul><ul><li>you can test drive both options via demo links on our website </li></ul>
    11. 21.
    12. 25. To summarize: <ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase our Library directly from us or acquire single images from Scholars Resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you purchase our Library, we offer 3 instant hosted access options OR we can help you load into a system of your choice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rent access to the Library directly from us and choose your interface in MDID or LUNA and gain ownership over time. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 31. Any questions? (this PowerPoint available for review upon request)