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Wednesday, March 12 • 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Session 1, Applying Visual Resources Expertise Beyond Art History

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ORGANIZER:  Rebecca Shows, Artstor

MODERATOR: Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Megan Battey, Middlebury College
  • Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Louise Putnam, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Jenni Rodda, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

As traditional visual resources roles transform, curators, media managers and visual resources librarians employ years of expertise supporting art history image needs to address growing needs of faculty and researchers beyond the arts. The four speakers for this session will illustrate this transition and potential opportunities through discussion of current collaborations with faculty from departments beyond art history. Jenni Rodda from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts will open the session, presenting her partnership with archaeologists at NYU and how their needs differ from art history faculty and coincide with other disciplines. Louise Putnam from University of Massachusetts-Boston will discuss working with biology department faculty on the Field Guide of Biodiversity Images collection. Megan Battey, Visual Resources Curator at Middlebury College, will discuss her serendipitous collaboration with the Geography Department, and the digitizing/cataloging of their historical slide collection using Shared Shelf.  Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian at Rhode Island School of Design, will describe how his work of visual resources has expanded to include all non-text media-based collections in the Fleet Library at RISD, including its 25,000-item material library.

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Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

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