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Digital Library FAQs

What is Luna Insight?
Where can I learn more about using Luna Insight (the digital library software)?
What is the difference between the Luna Insight Web Browser and JVA client?
Is the Luna Insight JVA Client available for download?
Is the Luna Insight JVA Client available on campus computers?
Do I need a password to access the collections?
What are the technical requirements for using Insight?

What is Luna Insight?
Luna Insight is the software that powers the University of Colorado Digital Library. Insight software stores, manages, and displays digital collections of images, audio, video, and QuickTime VR. Students, faculty and staff can use Insight to find digital media and incorporate it into classroom presentations and study guides.
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Where can I learn more about using Luna Insight (the digital library software)?
For more information and resources on Luna Insight, visit the University of Colorado Digital Library Help and Training website. You will find locally developed materials as well as some external links and sources. You may also wish to explore the resources produced by Luna Imaging, Inc. including the Luna Insight Client Tour and Online Help documentation.
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What is the difference between the Luna Insight Web Browser and JVA client?
The digital collections can be accessed through a web browser or the Luna Insight JVA client. A web browser provides all the basic functionality: searching, viewing or listening, data about the digital object, basic image manipulation tools, and printing. The Luna Insight JVA client is software that offers additional tools such as exporting digital objects, creating presentations and web pages. The following table describes the differences between the Luna Insight Web Browser and JVA client in more detail:

Browser JVA Client
PC and Mac compliant PC and Mac compliant
Uses existing Internet browser Requires installation
Search one collection at a time Search multiple collections at once
Basic image manipulation tools Advanced image manipulation tools
No image export Image export to JPEG, HTML, or PowerPoint
  Other features:
  • Sort results
  • Create and view annotations
  • Create presentations
  • Export to html or PowerPoint

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Is the Luna Insight JVA Client available for download?
A version of the Luna Insight JVA client containing open access collections is available for download from the University Libraries website.
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Is the Luna Insight JVA Client available on campus computers?
The Luna Insight JVA client is available on University Libraries public computers and the Boulder campus ITS Computing labs.
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Do I need a password to access the collections?
Collections that are listed as OPEN ACCESS do not require a password. Copyright restrictions require that some collections are limited to the University of Colorado. For password access to these collections, please open the collection and follow the instructions.

Some collections may require authentication.  Collection managers are working with IT professionals to implement authentication methods appropriate for each campus.  In the meantime, please contact the corresponding collection manager for login information
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What are the technical requirements for using Insight?

Browser JVA client
Platforms Windows 2000, XP, Vista, MacOS OSX 10.3
Monitor Resolution 1024 x 768
Pop-up Blockers Disabled
Supported Browsers Netscape v4.7+
Firefox 2.0 (Mozilla)
Internet Explorer v6.0+
Safari 3+
 
Memory   512MB+
Video   24 bit+ video card (Recommended)


Visit Luna Imaging’s Technical Information web page for more information.
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