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Thursday, March 13 • 10:35am - 11:55am
Session 5, Moving Images, Moving Targets: Video and Film as Visual Resources

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ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute

  • Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute
  • Jodi Hoover, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College
  • Jenni Rodda, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Shalimar Fojas White, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

As bandwidth increases, budgets decline, and visual information resources are consolidated, more and more visual resource professionals are being tasked with incorporating moving images into their collections and adding digital video storage and management to their service offerings. This session will present a variety of different approaches to formats ranging from 16mm and VHS to DVDs and streaming.

Papers will address two main themes or moving image collection types: collections specifically geared toward the curriculum in teaching and learning environments and videos documenting the activities of an academic or special research institution.

At the Pratt Institute Libraries Johanna Bauman was recently put in charge of the video and film collections, and she has been tasked with processing a donation of 16mm films that includes educational films, animated and live-action shorts, documentaries, and feature films. In her presentation she will provide a brief introduction to the 16mm film medium, highlighting its social and cultural significance, and describe how Pratt is approaching its 16mm collection as an important and useful component of its fine art and history of art and film curriculum. Jodi Hoover of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will describe how she manages a video collection of popular films and documentaries used for teaching. Topics addressed will be the challenges of weeding video collections and providing access to these collections using discovery tools designed for providing access to books. At one of the new teaching facilities at Occidental College where Ryan Brubacher supports instruction and research, new classroom technology solutions will be pushing streaming to the forefront. Her presentation will focus on how her institution is addressing the need for moving toward streaming clips and full videos and describe a pilot project to implement a streaming platform for this content.

Addressing the issue of providing a new service related to digital video capture and local content creation, Jenni Rodda of the Institute of Fine Arts will discuss how she collects, manages, and makes available videos of lectures and other content related to the IFA. She will provide insight into local solutions and describe the successes and challenges of these approaches. Shalimar Fojas White in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives at Dumbarton Oaks will describe her experience preserving a recently discovered collection of 16mm films. Her presentation will focus on how the films fit into ICFA’s overall inventory and preservation efforts and the special challenges the films presented as they were reformatted for online access.

The presentations will be held to 12 minutes each to allow for a brief introduction to the speakers and the topic, as well as time for questions at the end.

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Thursday March 13, 2014 10:35am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

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