You might want to look at MDID:
It's an open source digital imaging database developed at James Madison
University. We're using it at The Cleveland Institute of Art for the
purposes you list and to digitize our rather extensive slide library.
Richard Kirchmeyer wrote:
> We're getting more and more requests for faculty for a photo
> management system that will accept, catalogue (using metadata),
> archive, and provide access to digital photos so faculty can use
> access them on-line with a laptop in the classroom then use them in
> lectures. Sort of a scaled down data assets management system. Does
> anyone know of any open source system that would handle this? Thanks.
> Dick K.
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