FADIS (Fine Art Digital Imaging System) is a content management system designed for the teaching, studying and researching of art, architecture and visual culture. FADIS combines the digital management of electronic resources with a courseware system and provides an intuitive interface that reflects higher educational teaching needs.
The goal of FADIS is the creation of a shared common repository amongst participating institutions. FADIS is currently free to any participating institution contributing content to the collection. As most institutions with slide collections are now faced with the need to digitize and manage their transparency collections, FADIS provides an immediate solution along with a sophisticated toolset familiar to instructors teaching with visual material. There are no technical requirements for participating in FADIS, we offer to house and maintain digital assests and there are no server-side requirements or technical expertise required. We do expect participating institutions to manage their digital assests and user base. We will provide training and any technical help required.
In addition to managing digital image files, FADIS also delivers video and audio content. We are actively videotaping artists talks, lectures and colloquia and adding these to the collection. The current repository is over 102,000 digital objects.
Conceived and developed by Gordon Belray for the University of Toronto Libraries, the Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto
Colin Clark, Matt Daw, Bilal Khalid, Hanna Revinskaya, David Weinkauf
Steve Baroti, Bilal Khalid, Marc Lalonde, Graham Stewart, Amaz Taufique
Carole Moore, Chief Librarian, Robarts Library
Peter Clinton, Director, Information Technology Services
Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough
Mary Ann Mavrinac, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Mississauga
Marden Paul, Director, Strategic Planning Office of the VP & Provost
Peggy Haist, Image Curator, Fine Art Department
Joan Dalton, Associate Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor
Prof Mark Cheetham, Interim Chair Department of Art
Prof Marc Gotlieb, formerly Chair, Department of Art
Prof Lisa Steele, Associate Chair Visual Studies
Ray deSouza, formerly Director,Planning and Infrastructure, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Paul Ruppert, formerly Director of Instructional Technology for the Humanities and Social Sciences
George Hawken, Undergraduate Coordinator, Visual Studies
& Colin Campbell
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