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A Course Study Guide By Any Other Name …

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

… is probably a LUNA Media Group!

Have you enjoyed a semantic tussle recently with a patron looking for some type of study guide in LUNA? I am here to demystify and help you locate these elusive guides:

Back in the early days of LUNA (a.k.a. Luna Insight), Course Study Guides were created to support a small cluster of classes: PH 235, PH 601, LA 120, LA 121, and LA 127. These are password-protected, static image presentations that live on their own special page on our website under “Reference Help” and are not in LUNA, the Web-based image database … yet.

The Course Study Guides can be found here:

This is the login information (also available on the Library staff wiki under, yup, “Course Study Guides”):

PH 235, PH 601, LA 120, and LA 121:

username: student

password: picasso

LA 127:

username: student

password: worldart

Moving on, if a student is looking for a “course study guide” that involves either fashion history, photography history, or master drawings, they are most likely referring to the LUNA Media Groups that were created to support these topics.

There are Search Guides also available under “Reference Help” to help direct patrons to these specific Media Groups. Please see the following links to view each Search Guide, which includes the names of corresponding Media Groups:

Finally, please note that there are links to both the Course Study Guides and the Search Guides on the Digital Images page.

I hope this helps, but as always please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,


Archivision Digital Research Library Now Available in LUNA

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Hello all,

I am writing to share the exciting new that we are now subscribing to the Archivision Digital Research Library. Our yearly subscription includes almost 60,000 images from the Base Collection through Addition Module Seven. Please see the following overview for details about each of these segments:

Archivision has been integrated into LUNA, the Library’s digital image database comprised of various collections that together now totals over 380,000 images. As a reminder, LUNA can be accessed from the Library’s Digital Images webpage by clicking on the LUNA Digital Image Collections link at the top of the page. As with all of the Library’s databases, users will be prompted to enter their full name and AAU ID number when accessing LUNA from off-campus.

I am happy to answer any questions you have about this new resource, or any of the other digital image collections available through LUNA. I am also happy to assist you or patrons at any time with searching for images, as well as provide personal training so you are more comfortable helping patrons and utilizing all of LUNA’s dynamic features.

Thank you,


Upcoming LUNA Migration and Data Freeze

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Hi everyone,

We will be migrating the LUNA database to a new server in early January. The process requires a data freeze, which means users will not be able to create new or change existing content in their LUNA accounts. Holly just posted an announcement on the Library website’s home page with a link to full details on the Digital Images page. Please take a moment to review the full details here.

If you have any questions about this project, please let me know. Please also feel free to direct any confused or concerned patrons my way.

Thank you,


LUNA Handouts from Teaching EXPO

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Hi everyone,

I have placed the LUNA handouts from the Fall 2011 Teaching EXPO on the library wiki under LUNA Digital Image Collection. I will be working on adding more information about Visual Resources and LUNA to the wiki this semester. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to receive additional LUNA training please just let me know!

Thank you,