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Re: accessible image database


From: Joseph O'Connor
Date: Aug 26, 2006 6:20PM

On Aug 26, 2006, at 11:00 AM, <EMAIL REMOVED>

> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Joseph O'Connor wrote:
>> I'm seeking an image database with an accessible interface.
>> One thing I've come across is:
>> http://scooch.gr0w.com/
>> Scooch is a bit too... well... cute:-)
>> We're looking for a system with digital rights management and no
>> emoticons:-)
> Could you clarify the DRM aspect here? Automatic watermarking?
> Digimark?


Watermarking and a way to order images in higher resolutions with
input of personal/organizational information. We're making our PR
image archive available on line. We'll want to limit access to in-
house use, but from time to time a request will come from
organizations outside of CSUN and we'd like a way to give them access
for a time. An accessible interface is prime on our list with DRM

BTW, about Scooch... Jon Tan of Grow Collective replied to my query
about Scooch (in part):

"...Scooch is *not* a gallery application as all the full images and
thumbnails are held in one document so the more images are added to a
single show the greater the downloading time for that page. The
reason for doing this was to give each slide show a semantic
footprint as a complete document via a single URI on the web. All the
content, including images is therefore discoverable in context and
accessible among other benefits."

Joseph O'Connor
CSUN Manager University Web Communications