Art and Art History

Digital Image Datebase
(software licensed by James Madison University)

About Digital Image Database Accounts

Direct Link to the Digital Image Database

You must use your UNCW e-mail username (your initials followed by the random numbers assigned by Seaport) and your e-mail password to access the Digital Image Database.

Note Well: If you have not used your UNCW WebMail recently, or if you have never accessed your UNCW account your password may have expired; there are two ways to remedy this:

• Go to the Computer Help Desk (HO 201C) and pick up a WebMail handout.
• Call the Computer Help Desk (962-4357)

The database is a closed system which may be accessed only through an established faculty account, or by students in a given class who have been given the "student access password" for the semester.

Accessing the Lectures

The next page, titled "Select a Side show for Viewing" is easy to read.

Under "Slideshows" you may select your instructor from a drop-down list labeled "Slideshow Author," and do the same thing for the "Folder," if the instructor has organized by course. If not, "Main" or "MDID1 Slideshows" should give you a complete list of the instructors shows.


After you select a particular slideshow, you may either click on "Print View" or "Flash Cards." Either function may be used for study, or may be printed out in hard copy for study purposes

Faculty Access to the Database

Faculty wishing to establish an account and learn how to use the digital image database may contact Ethan Wall at 962-7724 or by email:

About the Digital Image Database

The James Madison University Digital Image Database (JMUDID) was developed at James Madison University and purchased with UNCW Technology Grant in 2000. This new technology has made it possible for any faculty to forsake slides for digital images projected from the database via video projector to any classroom on campus.

Since that time all art historians in the department of art and theatre have been using the database to teach.Other faculty across campus in the departments of history, foreign languages, creative writing, and philosophy and religion have used the database in classroom settings.

The DID has campus-wide implications for classroom teaching and student study and review purposes across many curricula, and is slowly gaining support from other disciplines. The database makes selection and organization of images for lectures much easier than pulling and organizing slides from a slide collection. It has also made it much easier to access and arrange images to be shown for examinations and quizzes.