Trudy Jacoby  Director

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Trudy Jacoby

DirectorVisual Resources Collection


Trudy Buxton Jacoby is the director of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Archaeology. She was previously at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served as head librarian for visual and media resources. She participated in the development of the IRIS image management software and then partnered with Cornell University to develop the PiCtor image management software now in use at Princeton. In addition, she has collaborated with the group that is developing ArchaeoCore, a new standard for archaeological expedition data.

An active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Jacoby has held committee and board appointments. She taught in the first year of the ARLIS/VRA Summer Educational Institute (SEI) and then went on to co-chair the SEI Implementation Committee for the next two years. She has also served on the board of the VRA Foundation.

She was a member of the ARTstor collections advisory group and the ARTstor hosting advisory group. She currently serves on the ARTstor Shared Shelf User Advisory Group, as well as the ARTstor Digital Library User Advisory Board. Since 2004, she has lectured on building digital image collections for the art librarianship course at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.

Jacoby has co-organized a series of conferences on “The Digital World of Art History” at Princeton University. She also co-organized the conference “A New Look: Sinai and Its Icons in Light of the Digitization of the Weitzmann Archive” which took place at Princeton in April 2015. Jacoby has photographed architecture, art, and historic gardens. Her articles have appeared in Art Libraries Journal and Art Documentation.