Index of Medieval Medical Images (IMMI) - Pilot Project, 2001
The goal of the pilot project was to digitize 509 images from 13 manuscripts owned by 6 institutions and to make them available on the Web with their
respective cataloging. The cataloging for each image was
mapped to an expanded UCLA/Dublin Core in an ACCESS database. The web interface is based on ORACLE software.
Permission was received from:
- Department of Special Collections, UCLA
- History & Special Collections, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA
The Rosenbach Museum & Library (Philadelphia)
- History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
- Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
- Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
For the most part there is one image per record. We digitized slides acquired by the original team which were used to do the cataloging.
Since there were missing images, we acquired those from the respective institutions. Each image was digitized and an "ownership statement" in
the form of a "gif" was affixed to each image.
The project was supported by the UCLA Digital Library Program through a $12,000 grant. The team consisted of:
Kathy Donahue, Project Manager, History & Special Collections, Louise Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA; Rob Stibravy, History &
Special Collections, Louise Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA ;Ynez O'Neill, Professor of Medical History, UCLA School of Medicine; Mark Infusino, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA;
Sara Shatford Layne, Cataloging Center, UCLA Library, UCLA;
and Howard Batchelor and Curtis Fornadley from the Digital Library Program.