FITDIL (FIT Digital Image Library) is an Internet-based digital repository database of approximately 23,000 digital images intended for both research and instructional use by FIT students and faculty. The full database is located at http:\\fitdil.fitnyc.edu and is based on the open-source MDID platform as opposed to DSpace. The selection contained here is far smaller contains outdated metadata, and is not optimized for use in DSpace.
FITDIL highlights include:
- 1,731 original fashion design illustrations from FIT's Special Collections
- 123 images from The Museum at FIT focusing on aesthetically and historically significant "directional" clothing, accessories, textiles and visual materials, with emphasis on contemporary avant-garde fashion.
- Over 700 examples of FIT student artwork submitted by the Illustration, Fashion Design, Textile/Surface Design, Visual Presentation, Fine Arts, and Communication Design departments.
- Over 8,000 art history images submitted by FIT's History of Art Department
- 529 images submitted by the Gemology, Advertising and Fashion departments
The FITDIL database allows FIT Academic Departments to manage their own image collections and create slideshows for use in the classroom. These slideshows can also be printed out as flash cards by students for studying. FITDIL is intended to encourage use of the Internet as an instructional tool and to promote the sharing of visual resources by the FIT community.