SLIS partnership to bring
3D image center to McKissick Museum
School of Library and Information Science has partnered
with Arius3D to open a 3D Image center
at the McKissick Museum.
The Center will produce scientific quality, full
color, three-dimensional models of museum and research
The Mckissick Museum specializes in material
culture, natural science, decorative and fine art.
The resulting 3D image models will be used within the
museum and university to enhance learning, creativity
and research on a full range of topics.
University of South Carolina's School of Library and
Information Science will serve the 3D models through
a commercial Image Library. In addition to the School,
the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at the university
will serve as a research partner, offering CDH faculty
fellows opportunities to participate in the project.
Dr. Samantha Hastings, Director and Professor, School
of Library & Information Science, College of
Mass Communications and Information Studies at the
University of South Carolina, said, "The Arius3D
technology changes the way our cultural heritage
objects can be documented and visualized. This collaboration
marks a new adventure, bringing cultural heritage
objects to people in digital formats, beyond the
traditional walls of an exhibit. It is a true breakthrough
technology, and we are very excited by the many potential
applications in the library, museum and education
Arius3D's unique approach ensures access to the
world's most valuable collections, containing objects
of commercial, cultural, educational and conservation
significance. Expanding their access to rare and
high value artesian objects will allow Arius3D to
build the world's first 3D image model library and
to begin to create a world market for this new technology.