University Communications and Marketing released an updated photo archive website documenting campus life at Kent State University. Bob Christy, photography coordinator at University Communications and Marketing, with the assistance of Dan Karp, director
University Communications and Marketing released an updated photo archive website documenting campus life at Kent State University.
Bob Christy, photography coordinator at University Communications and Marketing, with the assistance of Dan Karp, director of creative services, and Iris Harvey, vice president for university relations, has been working on the new archive project since June 2012.
“We wanted to create an archive that was much more about self-service,” says Christy. “We wanted to focus more on adding photos, rather than servicing requests for it.”
The archive contains photos that cover sporting events, the arts, student activities, news and the executive staff of the university.
The photographers in the department are willing to cover department events across campus for a nominal fee.
Christy decided to update the archive after realizing how cumbersome the former website was. He says he wants to incorporate more of a corporate Kent State look and update photos more often.
“This was a no brainer for me,” Christy says. “It will give us the chance to expand the media to send to the archives.”
The archives are open to anyone creating material to promote Kent State. Christy says the updated archives will allow users to explore and download photos straight from the website. Prior to the update, users had to submit a photo request to the photography department.
“We wanted to do this to serve the needs of the university and groups who need to access photos for promotional materials for Kent State,” says Karp.
All images in the archive are free-use, as long as the images are being used to promote Kent State. The website is password protected, but qualified individuals can obtain the password by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos may be used online or in print.
To see the photo archives, visit http://photo.kent.edu/.