LUNA Information

 

What is LUNA?

LUNA is the Academy of Art University Library’s digital image collections database, with over 380,000 images available to search and download that directly support the University’s curriculum. Faculty can submit requests to the Visual Resources Librarian at any time to have new images digitized locally and uploaded to LUNA to support their specific courses.

LUNA is also a dynamic instruction tool, allowing registered users to create interactive presentations with features such as zooming in on high-resolution images during presentations, instant access to image data, and the integration of images from Flickr. LUNA users also have the ability to export presentations to PowerPoint for use without a network connection. Other exciting options available with LUNA include saving personal annotations with images, and creating unique URLs to share search results and presentations with others in the AAU community.

Presentations created with LUNA can be repurposed every semester, saving faculty valuable time when preparing course materials. Students can also access images and presentations before and after lectures with LUNA, increasing student involvement and making class time more productive.

For more information and to get started using LUNA, please visit:

 
 

How Can Faculty Submit Digitization Requests?

Faculty can submit requests to the Library at any time to have new images digitized locally and uploaded to LUNA to support their specific courses. If you need assistance searching for images or would like more information about the faculty digitization request process, please contact the Library at (415) 618-3842 or library@academyart.edu.

 
 

A Note Regarding
Luna Insight

Luna Insight is the Academy of Art University’s legacy application. To use Luna Insight, you must already have a faculty Insight account and the Luna software downloaded to a local computer. For more information about creating presentations with Luna Insight, please visit our Luna Insight Tutorials page.

If you are a new user, please proceed to About LUNA to learn how to self-register for a LUNA account. If you require assistance or have any questions about the differences between LUNA and Luna Insight, please contact the Library at (415) 618-3842 or library@academyart.edu.