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Tuesday, March 11
 

8:00am

VRA Executive Board Meeting I

Tuesday March 11, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm
McKinley Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

8:00am

4:30pm

VRA Board / VRAF Board Joint Meeting
By invitation only.

Tuesday March 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Henry VIII Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

6:00pm

Registration and Hospitality
Tuesday March 11, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
 
Wednesday, March 12
 

7:00am

Registration and Hospitality
Wednesday March 12, 2014 7:00am - 6:00pm
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

8:30am

Workshop 1: VRACamp

ORGANIZERS:

  • Elizabeth Gushee, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin
  • Elaine Paul, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis

Do you have a passion for an idea or a topic that you would like to discuss, a concern or a problem that you would like to get solved, a favorite technology tool that you wish to share? Are you reluctant to present or ask questions in a traditional conference setting? If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then begin your VRA conference on an energetic note and come join us for VRACamp. VRACamp, based on the unconference model, is an informal, no-pressure, participant-driven event that seeks to both build community among curators, librarians, archivists, technologists, vendors, art historians, students and scholars as well as provide a forum for spontaneous conversation, the launching of new ideas, and the sowing of seeds for future collaborations. VRACamp 2014 will include time for general discussion and brainstorming, lightning rounds where an idea, hack, or project can be quickly shared, and opportunities to demonstrate your projects and products. A call for discussion topics will be made a few weeks before Camp. Potential topics may include metadata; digital curation; technology-based instruction; digital humanities; intellectual property; visual literacy; cross-disciplinary skill sets; or the future of the profession. Those with the most participant-generated interest will prevail, although time will be built in for the unexpected. VRACamp needs you, your creative ideas, and your participation so be a Camper and own a bit of VRA!

Check out the VRACamp Wiki to learn more.

FREE / Limited to 50 participants
To reserve your spot, register at VRA 32 Conference web site beginning December 6
.

Wednesday March 12, 2014 8:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

9:00am

Workshop 2: Adobe Lightroom
ORGANIZER:  Stephen Cardinale, University of Colorado Boulder

PRESENTERS:
  • Stephen Cardinale, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Molly Schoen, University of Michigan
  • Stephen Jennings, Harvard University

Adobe Lightroom is an inexpensive software solution for Mac and Windows designed to optimize RAW image processing, organization and output. It combines essential tools from Photoshop and Bridge into one program for non-destructive image editing and organization. The program’s interface is intuitive and easy to learn, especially for those with experience in the Adobe Creative Suite.

The integration of Adobe Lightroom into visual resource centers, libraries and museums will aid in productivity and organization, especially for those creating original or copy photographs of artworks and architecture. The Library module organizes your images and allows for creation of multiple derivatives in numerous file formats to be output from the original master file. Automatic data back-ups are built into the software, and all image alterations are completely reversible.

This 3 hour workshop is intended as an introduction to several key features of the Lightroom program, and will be broken into three sections: the Library module and how to import, export and organize images; how the Develop module and how it can be used to process and enhance RAW, JPEG and TIFF files; and how to embed metadata using Lightroom instead of Bridge.

Workshop participants may opt to simply watch the presentations or they may participate in hands-on activities if they bring their own laptop already loaded with Lightroom software. (Free trial download available from Adobe)

Fee $25 / Limit of 35 participants.

Online registration is now closed.  On-site registration for this workshop is available at the conference.

Sponsors
avatar for Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History

Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History

The Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History has created a growing collection of catalogued digital images now numbering over 70,000. Areas of concentration are Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America; Roman Imperial art and architecture in Europe, Africa and Asia; Islamic art and architecture in Europe, Africa and Asia; Ottoman art and architecture in Turkey and the Near East; Romanesque and Gothic art and... Read More →


Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

Workshop 3: Working with Embedded Metadata
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

PRESENTERS:
  • Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

This 2 hour mini-workshop examines how metadata is embedded into digital image files, the tools used for reading and writing it, and how metadata can be used effectively for data acquisition, in workflow management, and to support the exchange of information through delivery of image assets complete with embedded content. Through hands-on exercises, participants will learn how to create, edit, export, and import metadata for single files and image file batches using Adobe Bridge.

The workshop will include exercises using the Visual Resources Association's custom XMP file info panel as well as the standard info panels used with Adobe Photoshop and Bridge. Workshop exercises will be put in the context of data standards such as VRA Core 4, EXIF and IPTC.

Participants will benefit most from the hands-on exercises if they bring a laptop with Adobe Photoshop/Bridge CS 4, 5, or 6 installed. Participants without laptops will be able to follow and learn from the demonstrations on the projector screen.
Endorsed by the VRA Data Standards Committee.
No more seats exist for this workshop; inquire at conference registration desk for last-minute cancellations.


Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Henry VIII & Louis XIV Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

VRACamp Breakout 1
Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Kennedy Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

VRACamp Breakout 2
Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

VRACamp Breakout 3
Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

VRACamp Breakout 4
Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Richard II Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:30am

VRACamp Breakout 5
Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Taft & McKinley Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:45am

Tour: Harley-Davidson Museum® & Design Archives

This guided visit to the museum and design archives of the internationally-known motorcycle manufacturer will include ample opportunity to experience the museum’s fascinating exhibitions on the history and design of America’s classic bikes.  Themed display areas present motorcycle culture as reflected in diverse fields such as advertising, popular music, and motion pictures.  Our tour will also include a "behind the scenes" opportunity to view special collections and the materials processing areas with museum staff, with access to rare historic vehicles and artifacts not usually on public display.  You’ll even enjoy an opportunity to pose for photos on your favorite road machine!

Following the tour, you’ll have a chance to visit the H-D Shop, offering unique apparel, books, and collectibles fashioned after items from the Museum Archives.

Duration: 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM (includes round-trip motor coach transportation from hotel)

Cost: $50

Spots available for this tour at the conference registration desk.


Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:45am - 12:30pm
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Awards Committee Meeting

The charge to the Awards Committee is to encourage worthy nominations from the VRA membership and evaluate them using the established criteria for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) and the Nancy DeLaurier Award (NDA). To then recommend to the Executive Board one potential recipient for the DSA award and one or more recipients for the NDA Award, to notify the recipients, to prepare the award presentation speech from the supportive materials, and make arrangements for the award presentation at the annual conference.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Chair: Margaret Webster, VR Consultant, Ithaca, NY

Members:
Linda J. Callahan, Mount Holyoke College
Lise Hawkos, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Martine Sherrill, Wake Forest University

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
John Trendler, Scripps College

Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Financial Advisory Committee Meeting

The Committee is responsible for:

  • Assisting the Treasurer in maintaining surveillance over the funds and investments of the Association with the goal of steadily increasing the assets while providing funds.
  • Ensuring that the Association maintains a reserve fund equal to 6 months of current operating expenses.
  • Reviewing and revising, at least annually, the Association's strategy for
    long-term financial growth, and advising the Treasurer and the Board about
    best business and operating practices for non-profit organizations.
  • Investigating for the Treasurer investment vehicles for the Association; the Treasurer will submit the recommendations of the committee to the Executive Board for approval.
  • Working with the Development Committee to ensure that funds raised by that Committee are appropriately allotted or invested.
  • Ensuring that the Investment Policy and the Treasurer’s Manual are reviewed and updated regularly.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Chair: Billy Kwan, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Members:
Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting
Jane Darcovich, University of Illinois at Chicago
Jolene de Verges, Southern Methodist University
Allan T. Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Elaine Paul, University of Colorado Boulder
Ann Woodward, Johns Hopkins University

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Allan T. Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art & Design


Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Kennedy Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 1 : Social Media
Using Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc. to your advantage.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 2 : Veteran Members
Professional opportunities for long-time VRA members who have been there and done that.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Session 1, Applying Visual Resources Expertise Beyond Art History
ORGANIZER:  Rebecca Shows, Artstor

MODERATOR: Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design

PRESENTERS:
  • 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.

Sponsors
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Artstor

The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. | | The Digital Library serves... Read More →


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

1:35pm

Session 2, Case Studies in International Resources
MODERATOR:  Bridget Madden, University of Chicago

PRESENTERS:
  • Bridget Madden, University of Chicago
  • Patrice-Andre Prud'homme, Illinois State University
  • Amy Robinson, University for the Creative Arts (UK)
  •  Andrea Schuler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This session will present four web resources that are international in origin, audience, material, and/or scope. The presenters will discuss various aspects of visual resources librarianship, including project management, workflow, cataloging, digitization, digital library platform design, interactive and special features, digital preservation, and collaboration.

Andrea Schuler will present the new digital library for Archnet, Patrice-Andre Prud’homme will speak about the creation of an interactive website for Niiyama Poetic Japanese Pottery, Amy Robinson will present the Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection which features digitized materials from the designer’s archive, and Bridget Madden will discuss hosting a public collection of the South Side Community Art Center’s images at an academic institution.



Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

3:05pm

Session 3, Collaborating with Faculty: Building Special VR Collections
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Elizabeth Berenz, Artstor

PRESENTERS:
  • Colette Lunday Brautigam, Lawrence University
  • Allan Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Jason Roy, University of Minnesota

Beyond traditional collections in visual resources that have a broad appeal to the humanities, special collections that come about due to faculty members’ contributions or research interests have unique content and add significance to a general VR collection. In this session, three speakers will present about special collections at their institutions that were driven by faculty and campus interests. Colette Lunday Brautigam will speak about the Studio Art Major Senior Exhibitions image gallery in Lux, the Lawrence University institutional repository, which contains four images by each graduating studio art major, and the Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts Productions collection in Shared Shelf Commons (http://www.sscommons.org/openlibrary/welcome.html#3|collections|7729516||Lawrence20University20Department20of20Theatre20Arts20Productions|||), which contains images and programs from theater productions produced by the Department of Theatre Arts. Allan Kohl from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will speak about practical guidelines for determining whether to accept faculty contributions to a visual resources collection, including the crucial role of the faculty member as participant in the process (see his recent VRA Bulletin article here: http://online.vraweb.org/vrab/vol39/iss3/2/). Jason Roy from the University of Minnesota will speak about image collections contributed by a retired faculty member after 40 years of extensively collecting Indian textiles and related objects (see http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/taxonomy/term/778 and http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/taxonomy/term/769).Sponsored in part by the Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sponsored in part by the Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Wednesday March 12, 2014 3:05pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:30pm

VRAF Legacy Lecture: Opening speaker, Philip Yenawine, Co-Founding Director, Visual Thinking Strategies

Introduction:

Brian Shelburne, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Visual Resources Association Foundation Board of Directors

Abstract: Of the vast array of images available to us, art tends to be the most complex and as such gleaning meaning from it—in its many manifestations—is a challenge. Frustrated when data revealed visitors learned little from the many educational interventions offered by his talented staff at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Philip Yenawine turned to Abigail Housen, a scholar who studied “aesthetic thought”—how people use what they know when looking at art—to try to determine and remedy the problem. Working with others, they created a method called Visual Thinking Strategies and spent over a dozen years studying to see if it nurtured the growth not seen to result from more conventional methods of teaching; it did. VTS is currently used in many museums here and abroad and has also proved beneficial as a tool for productive museum-school partnerships. From early in the research period, teachers reported on what was then found in data: VTS discussions of art can be used to teach language, thinking, and social skills valued in schools, but importantly such discussions are an unparalleled way to develop what many call “visual literacy:” the ability to extract meaning from a range of images with clarity about one’s own response as well as, eventually, awareness of the intentions of the artist-maker and/or his/her culture.

My presentation will branch from philosophical (what is art for?) to theoretical (what does Housen’s data tell us about viewing) to practical (how to create empowered viewers and effective thinkers).  A VTS discussion will help illuminate all of these topics. Questions will be welcomed. --- Philip Yenawine


Wednesday March 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

6:00pm

Welcome Reception
Catch up with friends and meet new colleagues in the splendid Imperial Ballroom, original to the hotel and featuring a 32-foot-high ceiling with ornate Victorian chandeliers and unparalleled panoramic views of the city.  Light hors d’oeuvres; cash bar.

Wednesday March 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Imperial Ballroom, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
 
Thursday, March 13
 

7:00am

Registration and Hospitality
Thursday March 13, 2014 7:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

7:30am

New Members & First Time Attendees Breakfast
By invitation only.

Annual breakfast event for new VRA members and those attending their first VRA conference. Let breakfast be on us while you mix and mingle with both new and longtime members of the Association. The event is also an opportunity to meet VRA leaders. Attending the breakfast is a great way to meet others in our organization in a friendly and social environment. Be sure to bring your mentor or mentee. You definitely do not want to miss out on the fun!

Endorsed by the Education Committee and Membership Committee

Thursday March 13, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
The Rouge, Lobby level Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

7:45am

Tour: Milwaukee’s Historic Downtown Architecture
Tour Leader:  Allan T. Kohl

Experience a baker’s dozen of Milwaukee’s historic buildings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – including a number listed on the National Register of Historic Places – on this free morning walking tour with the loquacious Allan Kohl as your guide.  See a variety of styles, from Richardsonian Romanesque to German Zopfstil, from Second Empire and Beaux-Arts to Art Deco.  Along the way, you’ll learn about Milwaukee’s fascinating ethnic heritage, and discover why the city’s numerous bascule and lift bridges are built diagonally from the streets they serve.--
(meet in the Hotel Pfister lobby – no registration required)

Thursday March 13, 2014 7:45am - 8:30am
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Intellectual Property Rights Committee Meeting

The committee charge is to study and monitor intellectual property and copyright issues; and to develop and promote the Association's position on intellectual property rights issues and educate the membership on these issues.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Co-Chairs:
Cara Hirsch
, Artstor
Molly Tighe, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh

Members: 
Matthias Arnold, Heidelberg University, Germany
Stephanie Beene, Lewis and Clark College
Kathy Evans, Purdue University
Kristen Rickard, Baltimore Museum of Art
Sonja Staum, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Shiva Shakeri, Columbus College of Art and Design (Ohio)
Bridget Madden,  University of Chicago
Eleanor Morrin, Rhode Island College, Providence
Emily Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sarah Gillis, Worcester Art Museum
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan
Claire Parker, Western University (Ontario)

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Allan Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Thursday March 13, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Taft & McKinley Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Meeting: MDID Special Interest Group
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Grace Barth, James Madison University

PRESENTERS:
  • Grace Barth, James Madison University
  • Kevin Hegg, James Madison University
  • Andreas Knab, vrcHost

Several institutions have switched to MDID3 in the past year, and we look forward to sharing some of those experiences as well as showcasing new features. In this session we will share updates to MDID3 such as the new ability to share collections between institutions, packaged slideshows, and cataloging improvements. The MDID team will be prepared to discuss software and hardware requirements, installation issues, best practices, system integration, custom application development, and other topics. Andreas Knab from vrcHost will discuss MDID hosting experiences and any upcoming features. This informative session is open to anyone using or interested in MDID. Adequate time for a question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Continuing the tradition of a freely shared educational resource, MDID is distributed free of charge under an open source license and is used at many institutions across the United States and around the world.

Sponsors
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vrcHost

We specialize in installation, integration, customization, and feature development for the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) project - an open source digital content management system used at hundreds of institutions worldwide for teaching and scholarship in the visual arts.


Thursday March 13, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Meeting: Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) Special Interest Group
ORGANIZER: Heather Lowe, California State University, San Bernadino
MODERATOR: Anna Bernhard, Colorado State University

Join your VREPS colleagues at this meeting to discuss the future of the group, and the educational issues, employment opportunities, and emerging trends in image management that are important to you. This meeting will build on our momentum from last year’s meeting, which was a huge success.

Thursday March 13, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Henry VIII & Louis XIV Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Slide / Transitional Media Special Interest Group
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Maureen Burns, IMAGinED

What should the VRA’s response be to the mass disposal of 35mm slide collections? Although the Visual Resources Association has successfully transitioned to fully employing digital technology, if any organization should advocate for the 35mm slide that has reached obsolescence with too few preservation plans in place, shouldn't it be VRA? What can VRA do to support the organization’s membership who have been the traditional stewards of this material? For example, might a white paper, task force, or working group be able to tackle the issues and provide web site links or other resources as a public service? Are there collaborative opportunities to work in tandem with other professional organizations? Should VRA consider grants to develop substantive hands-on projects to digitize, catalog, and preserve slides? Should VRA provide practical information on how to appraise, weed, conserve, preserve, or dispose of such collections? Should VRA advocate for preserving endangered 35mm slide material that is of contextual, institutional, and/or scholarly value? What other actions might be appropriate during this transitional time?  This meeting will address these important questions.


Thursday March 13, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10:35am

Session 4, The Teaching Turn: From Static Collections to Dynamic Learning Centers
ORGANIZER: Heather Lowe, California State University, San Bernardino
(on behalf of the VRA Emerging Professionals and Students Group)

MODERATOR:  Jasmine Burns, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

PRESENTERS:
  • Stephen Cardinale, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Anna Bernhard, Colorado State University
  • Molly Schoen, University of Michigan
  • Chris Strasbaugh, Vanderbilt University

 

Much of the business of creating and disseminating images has moved away from individual academic departments and isolated image collections toward centralized cross-discipline departments. This has left many visual resource centers looking for new ways to engage users and support the educational goals of their institutions. One way centers are meeting these new challenges is by transforming from being a storage silo for physical slide collections to being a collaborative learning space where students and faculty alike can come to work on projects and refine imaging and videography skills. As many resource centers make this move toward more teaching and learning, the physical spaces and skill sets of employees have also shifted. This session will examine case studies of visual resource centers programming that is directed to teaching imaging skills and how this new role is shifting their profile within their institutions.


Sponsors
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Scholars Resource

Scholars Resource is your one-stop source for more than 210,000 high-quality, high-resolution digital images of architecture, painting and sculpture for teaching art history and related disciplines. Our website allows for searching across multiple collections from prominent image vendors; all images are delivered in consistent image resolution as well as the file and data formats that are customized to fit your database schema. Licensing... Read More →


Thursday March 13, 2014 10:35am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

10:35am

Session 5, Moving Images, Moving Targets: Video and Film as Visual Resources
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute

PRESENTERS:
  • 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.

Sponsors
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Bridgeman Art Library

The world’s leading specialists in the distribution of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction. Rights managed, managed right. Founded in 1972, the Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction to creative professionals. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of... Read More →


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

12:05pm

Data Standards Committee Meeting

Charge: The Data Standards Committee (DSC) was established in 1993 to meet the visual resources community's growing need to manage complex visual collections in the networked environment. Our charge from the Visual Resources Association is "To develop, advocate and promote standard descriptive practices in visual resources collections that will facilitate the management, organization, and exchange of information."

To contact the DSC email datastandards@vraweb.org.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Active Task Forces and Working Groups

  • Embedded Metadata - Working Group
  • Controlled Vocabularies - Working Group

Co-Chairs:
Abby Dansiger, Academy of Art University Library
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University

Members:

Matthias Arnold, Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University
Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute
Marta Bustillo, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Robert Carter, Independent Metadata and Systems Consultant
Sherman Clarke, New York University, Retired
Bill Connor, Harvard University
Jodie Double, University of Leeds (Consultant)
Jan Eklund, University of California, Berkeley
Heidi Eyestone, Carleton College
Melissa Gill, University of Washington
Denise Hattwig, University of Washington
Jason Hosford, University of California, Berkeley
Stephen Jennings, Fine Arts Library, Harvard
Benjamin R. Kessler, Chicago, IL (Consultant)
Heather Lowe, California State University San Bernardino
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego
Amanda Rybin, The University of Chicago Department of Art History
Andrea Schuler, MIT
Steve Tatum, Virginia Tech
Zoe Waldron, New York Public Library
Margaret N. Webster, Cornell University, Emerita
Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloging & Consulting Services

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Jolene de Verges, Harmon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University


Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Taft & McKinley Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Meeting: Publications Special Interest Group
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: John Trendler, Scripps College

Open to all interested members, the SIG will be an open format discussion of publishing, the VRA's publication program, how and why to publish, and the value of publishing for career advancement. Attendees are asked to bring other topics for discussion or to email them to the moderator prior to the conference:  john.trendler@scrippscollege.edu

Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Richard II Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Membership Committee Meeting

Charge: To support the Association’s membership retention and enrollment efforts in conjunction with the Membership Services Coordinator. This includes the development and maintenance of contact lists and listservs, placing advertisements where appropriate, and coordinating the regional chapters program through involvement, encouragement, and recognition. To make recommendations to the Executive Board and implement decisions of the Executive Board in accordance with the Association’s Membership.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Chair: Melanie Clark, Texas Tech University

Members:
Elizabeth Antrim, Emerita
Anna Bernhard, Colorado State University, (ex officio as VREPS Co-Coordinator)
Krystal Boehlert, J. Paul Getty Museum
Barbara Brenny, North Carolina State University
(Emerging Professionals and Students Liaison)
Marcia Focht, Binghamton University
Trudy Levy, ICCoop (Chapter Liaison)
Heather Lowe, California State University San Bernadino, (ex officio as VREPS
Co-coordinator)
Katherine Moloney, Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Chapter Liaison)
Anne Norcross, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Contact Database Manager)
Inga Theissen, University of Minnesota (Mentor Coordinator)
Catherine Worrall, University College Falmouth

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Elaine Paul, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Henry VIII & Louis XIV Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Travel Awards Committee Meeting

The Committee Charge:
To maintain the Travel Award program that has been established to encourage participation and attendance by VRA members at the Association’s annual conference; to administer the awards by formulating criteria for application guidelines and the selection of the award recipients upon approval by the Executive Board; and to arrange for the presentation of the awards.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Co-Chairs:
Vicky Brown, University of Oxford, UK
Amanda Rybin
, University of Chicago

Members:
Stephanie Beene, Lewis and Clark College
Heidi Eyestone, Carlton College
Marcia Focht, Binghamton University
Jeannine Keefer, University of Richmond
Joshua Lynn, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Maggie Murphy, Queens College, CUNY
Huey-Ning Tan, Stanford University

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Stephanie Beene, Lewis and Clark College


Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 3 : Moving Images
The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 4 : Solo VR Curators
Curators who work as solo acts, what works and what doesn’t.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Session 6, Back to Basics — Cataloging Workflows and Solutions
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College

PRESENTERS:
  • Marie Elia, Warhol Museum
  • Vicki Sipe, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Kelly Smith, Lafayette College
  • Shalimar Fojas White, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Sometimes the abyss of cataloging can leave some of us questioning, searching, harvesting, and questioning more. In this session you’ll hear from four professionals who will provide their step-by-step procedures for cataloging: from how analog and digital assets are cataloged to uploading assets in a Digital Asset Management System. We will hear about the speakers’ institutional projects, pitfalls and triumphs in cataloging, and the cost of trying to make cataloging work. Each speaker will present on their topic and time will be left at the end of the session for Q&A.

Marie Elia will provide details on how The Warhol Museum uses a combination of cataloging standards (analog and digital) to accommodate an art collection that is composed of archival materials, as well as the Warhol’s Content Management System. Vicki Sipe will discuss her step-by-step collaborative cataloging process involving University of Maryland’s Baltimore County Special Collections and University of Maryland’s Baltimore County Bibliographic and Metadata Services using historic image collections as examples. Shalimar Fojas White will explain how she and her team are currently migrating records out of legacy databases and into a new Content Management System, that is being developed with a VRA Core template.  Kelly Smith will describe how Shared Shelf fits into the workflow of day to day cataloging for Lafayette College's Visual Resources Collection and how it is being explored as an option for other digital projects and needs across campus.  Is there a best workflow and can we find a solution for our respective institutions?

Endorsed by the Education Committee.
Sponsored in part by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Thursday March 13, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

1:35pm

Session 7, Know Your DAM Rights: Streamlining Image Distribution through DAM Integration and Copyright Clearances
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Anne Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art

PRESENTERS:
  • Anne Young, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Tascha Horowitz, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Cara Hirsch, Artstor
  • Dustin Wees, Artstor

The distribution of images created by institutions has become bogged down in recent years between changing photographic technologies and the broader fears of violating copyright through said distribution. This presentation will outline the way that two different types of nonprofit organizations have streamlined their processes of image management through the adoption of a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. Through the employment of a DAM, each organization was able to more efficiently retain and supplement critical rights information in the image files’ metadata and gain a better understanding of the copyright status of collection assets. The session will also address how implementation of a DAM to streamline image management can also help expand partnerships with external distributors of collection images, through drastically decreasing the amount of additional work for both parties.

Thursday March 13, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

3:05pm

Session 8, VRA Core 4 Unbound: Expanding Core capabilities through embedded metadata, APIs, and editors
ORGANIZER:  Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden

MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

PRESENTERS:
  • Matthias Arnold, University of Heidelberg
  • Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego
  • Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden

Since the publication of the VRA Core 4.0 (Core 4) data standard in 2007 many institutions have developed tools that extend its capabilities either to support a local need or to enable the interaction of Core 4 data with data encoded in other standards. The proliferation of these tools within the last few years illustrate how the Core 4 has moved from a US-based standard developed for a specific audience to having a much more international uptake and even adoption within communities not originally envisioned e.g. biodiversity.

The speakers will talk about tools they have developed that help demonstrate how Core 4 can be incorporated within embedded metadata standards; how it can be used in conjunction with scientific data standards; and how a Core 4 editor can easily convert, store, and exchange data in XML.
Endorsed by the VRA Data Standards Committee.

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Thursday March 13, 2014 3:05pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

5:00pm

Brewing Relationships and Serving up Innovation: Sponsors’ Meet and Greet & Poster Presentations
One of the main events of VRA 32, this event consists of exhibits showcasing products/services by VRA sponsors, commercial or non-profit partners, friends, donors, etc.  All of VRA’s commercial and non-profit partners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services and interact directly with conference attendees.

The event includes poster presentations by conference attendees, a reintroduced conference feature, meant to stimulate dialogues with colleagues.  The event also features a social reception over Wisconsin cheeses and sausages, light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

Posters presenters:
  • Analyzing how users search: an examination of ARTstor
Heather Lowe, California State University, San Bernardino

  • Digital Librarianship from Afar: making international collaborations a reality
Jen Green, Plymouth State University

  • Fork Ahead: Roadmap of the Migration Adventure at Vanderbilt University
Chris Strasbaugh, Vanderbilt University

  • Technology is history, is art. Exploring meta-technology
Erika Church, University of Utah

  • Trekking Data from Tibet: Collaborative Cataloging and Digitization of Tibetan Buddhist Art
Helenmary Sheridan, Northwestern University

  • Visual Information Retrieval: In a Digital Archive Environment
Jennifer Stevenson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday March 13, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

7:00pm

Members & Awards Dinner

A highlight of the Conference, the Members & Awards Dinner brings us together in an elegant setting as we announce the recipients of the Association’s major honors and awards.  Join with your colleagues in celebrating and applauding this year’s Distinguished Service Award and Nancy DeLaurier Award honorees.  At this time, we will also recognize the recipients of the 2014 Travel Awards, along with the generous donors who have made these awards available. 

*PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this event (except for a cash bar) is included in your conference registration fee. However, prior registration for this event is required for purposes of room scheduling and catering arrangements.


Thursday March 13, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Imperial Ballroom, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
 
Friday, March 14
 

8:00am

Annual Membership & Business Meeting / Breakfast
The VRA Annual Business Meeting is the official forum for conducting Association business. The agenda includes the President's State of the Association message; the Treasurer's report; updates on current and future Association projects and activities; the recognition of outgoing officers, committee chairs, and appointees; the induction of incoming officers, committee chairs, and appointees; and the presentation on the 2015 conference host city. There will be an opportunity for questions and announcements from the membership.  Breakfast will be provided.

The Executive Board cordially invites all Visual Resources Association members to attend and participate.

Friday March 14, 2014 8:00am - 10:25am
Imperial Ballroom, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10:30am

Registration and Hospitality
Friday March 14, 2014 10:30am - 5:00pm
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10:35am

Session 9, Case Studies in International Copyright Compliance: Untangling the Web of Publishing and Sharing Copyrighted Content Online
ORGANIZERS: 
Cara Hirsch, Artstor
Allan Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (on behalf of the VRA Intellectual Property Rights Committee)
Vicky Brown, University of Oxford (on behalf of the VRA International Task Force)

MODERATOR: 
Allan Kohl, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Vicky Brown, University of Oxford

PRESENTERS:

  • Matthias Arnold, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Vicky Brown, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Marta Bustillo, National College of Art and Design, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Lavinia Ciuffa, American Academy in Rome (Italy)
  • Marika Sarvilahti, Aalto University, Helsinki (Finland)

Teachers, students and scholars have long been able to rely on fair use in making content available for teaching, research and study within the United States. However, such protections don’t exist outside the United States. This session explores the various ways that visual resource professionals have addressed copyright compliance issues when making images available for educational and scholarly purposes outside of the United States. Using various case studies, the session will address the sharing of image resources between and among different institutions, determining when and how images can be made available to the general public, creating image-based research collaborations across national boundaries, and the international aspects of publishing with images.

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Friday March 14, 2014 10:35am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10:35am

Session 10, Case Studies in Collaboration within Archival and Special Collection Environments
MODERATOR:  Amanda Grace Sikarskie, Western Michigan University

PRESENTERS:

  • Edward Benoit III, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  •  Jim Cunningham, Illinois State University
  •  Emily Shaw, University of Iowa
  •  Amanda Grace Sikarskie, Western Michigan University

Each of the presentations in this session tells a story of collaborations between archivists or special collections librarians and content area scholars.  While the content of these speakers’ projects differs greatly—from circus-related images to quilt and embroidery programs on public television to the conceptual art of the Fluxus group—each project benefited from a team approach that made use of various skill sets.  Both Jim Cunningham and Amanda Sikarskie worked on digitization projects of collections for which metadata (which was collected in the mid-twentieth century) were initially incomplete, outdated, or just plain inaccurate, prompting partnerships between archivists and content experts at outside institutions.  Edward Benoit III’s minimal processing project, on the other hand, dealt with a variety of collections and content areas.  It ultimately led to a similar outcome, however, solving the problem of minimal metadata by inviting scholars to participate in social tagging of the collections.  Finally, Emily Shaw’s work with the digitization of the Fluxus West collection at the University of Iowa tells the story of forging new relationships through interdepartmental collaboration within a large research university. Please join us for this dynamic session that will be of interest to archivists, librarians, and content experts alike.

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Friday March 14, 2014 10:35am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

12:05pm

Development Committee Meeting

The Development Committee’s charge is to recommend to the Executive Board fund-raising ventures and the means to implement them; to coordinate all fund-raising activities for the Visual Resources Association authorized by the Executive Board.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Co-Chairs:
Barbara Brenny, North Carolina State University
Mary Alexander, University of Alabama

Members:
Anne Burns, University of Virginia
Jesse Henderson, Colgate University
Emy Nelson Decker, University of Georgia
Linda Reynolds, Williams College

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Jolene de Verges, Southern Methodist University


Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

International Task Force Meeting

The VRA International Task Force has been charged with exploring the possibilities of collaboration and a free exchange of information amongst visual resources professionals and institutions outside of North America as well as trying to determine better ways to support international participation in the activities of the Association and increase VRA's international membership.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Chair: Vicky Brown, Taskforce Chair, University of Oxford, UK

Members:
Matthias Arnold, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Victoria Bleick, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
Maureen Burns, Archivision/ IMAGinED Consulting
Marta Bustillo, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Lavinia Ciuffia, American Academy of Rome, Italy
Jodie Double, University of Leeds, UK
Althea Greenan, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Yamuna Ravindran, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Marika Sarvilahti, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Greg Walker, CGP, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Catherine Worrall, University College Falmouth, UK

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Stephanie Beene, Lewis and Clark College


Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

VRA Chapter Chairs Meeting
Want to know more about what it takes to become a chapter chair?  If so, this is the meeting for you!

Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Henry VIII & Louis XIV Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

VRA Core Oversight Committee Meeting

To develop and maintain the VRA Core and to support and promote its use in a variety of communities.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Co-Chairs:
Johanna Bauman, Visual Resources Curator, Pratt Institute, USA
Trish Rose-Sandler, Data Projects Coordinator, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA

Advisory Group:
Esme Cowles, Software Engineer, UC San Diego Libraries, USA
Robb Detlefs, Director, Strategic Initiatives at Gallery Systems, USA
Rebecca Guenther, Metadata Consultant at Rebecca Guenther
Consulting and Standards Specialist, Library of Congress, USA
Elisa Lanzi, Director of Digital Strategies and Services, Smith College Libraries, USA
Kelcy Shepherd, Head of Digital Programs, Amherst College, USA
Dustin Wees, Director Metadata and Cataloging, ARTstor, USA

Subcommittees:
Core Development and Maintenance (CDM)
Matthias Arnold, Visual Resources, Heidelberg Research Architecture, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", University of Heidelberg., GERMANY
Jeff Mixter, Research Support Specialist, OCLC

User Support (US)
Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloging & Consulting Services, USA
Elizabeth Meyer,  Visual Resources Librarian, University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning,  USA

Training and Education (TE)
Mary Alexander, Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries USA
Molly Schoen,  Information Resources Specialist, Visual Resources Collections, History of Art Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Denise Hattwig, Curator, Image Collections, UW Bothell Library, University of Washington Libraries, USA

Consultants:
Ben Kessler, Manager of Database Operations, American Red Cross, USA
Jan Eklund, Independent Consultant, USA

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Jolene de Verges, Southern Methodist University

Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Richard II Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 5 : Back to Basics: Cataloging Workflows and Solutions
The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 6 : Proposing and Moderating Conference Sessions
The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees will be responsible for their own food/beverage costs. Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Friday March 14, 2014 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Café at the Pfister Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Walking Tour: The Pfister Hotel’s Victorian Art Collection

The Pfister Hotel is famed for its extensive collection of original Victorian-era paintings, collected by members of Milwaukee’s upper crust during the Gilded Age.  Join the Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence, Stephanie Barenz, in exploring this rich private array of portraits, landscapes, genre scenes, and more.  As an added bonus, the Hotel’s engaging Chief Concierge, Peter Mortenson, will introduce guests to the lobby’s spectacular ceiling fresco. 

For a sneak preview of the Pfister’s holdings, see

http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/art-book/index.asp

Cost: Free

No advance registration required.  Meet in the Hotel lobby.

[Note:  This tour will be conducted entirely inside the Pfister Hotel – no cold weather clothing necessary!]

 

 



Friday March 14, 2014 1:35pm - 2:45pm
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Education Committee Meeting

Charge: To engage in research, build accessible resources, and share information about educational and professional development opportunities for the VRA membership by remaining in contact with appropriate members of related professional organizations and educational institutions. To regularly solicit information from the VRA membership about interests and educational concerns in order to develop supportive programming at the annual conference and as other opportunities arise.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Co-Chairs:
Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College.
Beth Wodnick Haas, Princeton University

Members:
Joan Beaudoin, Wayne State University
Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College
Sarah Christensen, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Erika Church, University of Utah
Dawn Feavyour, Rollins College
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Karen Kessel, Sonoma State University
Jennifer Kniesch, Dickinson College
Carolyn J. Lucarelli, Pennsylvania State University
Randi Millman-Brown, Ithaca College
Meghan Musolff, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Amber Ruiz, Stanford University
Marsha Taichman, Cornell University
John Taormina, Duke University
Karin S. Whalen, Reed College
Betha L. Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis

VRA Executive Board Liaison:
Steven Kowalik, Hunter College


Friday March 14, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Richard II Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Meeting: Introductory Omeka Special Interest Group
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:  Elizabeth Gushee, University of Texas at Austin

PRESENTERS:
  • Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloger & Consultant – Overview of Omeka
  • Virginia (Macie) Hall, Johns Hopkins University – Case Studies:  History of Science & Museum Studies
  • Linda Reynolds, Williams College – Case Study:  Photography of the Near East
  • Zoe Waldron, New York Public Library– Case Study:  Personal Archiving and Omeka
  • Sian Evans, ARTstor – Shared Shelf Plug-In
  • Mary Alexander,  University of Alabama – Metadata Aspects of Omeka
  • Xiaoli Ma,  Purchase College Library, SUNY – Training & Motivating Students with Omeka

New to Omeka? Curious as to what it is? Already a user with a wish list of desired custom changes? Want to brainstorm about work flow and solutions for not only VR managers but faculty and student users? Then this is the group for you! Rather than bill this as a “user” group, the emphasis will be discussion about ways that Omeka can be a new tool in any VR toolbox, complementing, rather than supplanting, other systems. Plugins allow it to be used with Zotero, SharedShelf and other systems, and it can be used in student presentations and all sorts of online exhibits. There will be discussion of both Omeka.net (free, hosted) and the Omeka.org (full local server installation) versions.

Friday March 14, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom East, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:35pm

Meeting: Shared Shelf Special User Group
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Megan Marler, Artstor

PRESENTERS:

  • Caroline Caviness, Artstor
  • Louise Putnam, UMass, Boston
  • Shannon Michalak, Wright State University
  • Ann Burns, University of Virginia
Shared Shelf is a web-based media management software service developed by ARTstor that provides support for managing and actively using images, videos, audio files, and documents like PowerPoints, Excel, Word, and PDFs — cataloging, editing, storing, and sharing them. Shared Shelf also enables seamless integration of media collections with the ARTstor Digital Library for local use as well as the ability to publish to open access environments including Shared Shelf Commons and Omeka. This meeting will highlight new developments and features in Shared Shelf.

Friday March 14, 2014 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

3:05pm

ARTstor Digital Library User Group Meeting
ORGANIZER / PRESENTER: Rebecca Shows, Artstor

ARTstor is a non-profit digital library that provides more than 1.5 million images of cultural objects and architectural works covering a wide range of historical, political, social, economic, and cultural documentation from prehistory to the present. ARTstor collections enable a wide range of users -- curators, scholars, educators, librarians, and students -- to teach and study with images in an online environment optimized for exploring visual content in new and exciting ways. This meeting will highlight ARTstor collections and platform features, and will also provide a brief update on Shared Shelf.

Friday March 14, 2014 3:05pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom Central & West, 7th floor

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 1 - Great Lakes Chapter
The Great Lakes Chapter of the Visual Resources Association (VRA-GL) promotes communication among, and provides support and professional enrichment opportunities for, members of the Visual Resources Association primarily residing or professionally active in Michigan, Northern Kentucky, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania. The Chapter will also promote and support the Visual Resource Association as an international professional organization.

Great Lakes Chapter Chair: Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Richard II Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 2 - Northern California Chapter & Southern California Chapter joint meeting
Joint meeting of the VRA Northern California and Southern California Regional Chapters.

  • Northern California Chapter Chair:  Emily Vigor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Southern California Chapter Chair: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego





Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Taft & McKinley Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 3 - Greater New York Chapter

The purpose of the organization is to promote communication among national members of the Visual Resources Association within the New York metropolitan area.  The Greater New York Chapter Serves the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Greater New York Chapter Chair: Johanna Bauman, Pratt Institute


Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Blu Bar: Cocktail, Martini Lounge Pfister Hotel, 23rd floor, 424 East Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 4 - Southeast Chapter
The purpose of the Chapter is the support and professional enrichment of Chapter members residing or active in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Chapter will serve to encourage and support the professional association of the VRA.

Southeast Chapter Chair:  John Taormina, Duke University

Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Roosevelt Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 5 - Pacific Rim Chapter
The Pacific Rim Chapter of the Visual Resources Association (VRA-PRC) serves VRA members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, and British Columbia. We provide a regional network of information and support to image media professionals.

Pacific Rim Chapter Chair: Joshua Polansky, University of Washington/Seattle

Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 6 - Mid-Atlantic Chapter
The purpose of the Chapter shall be to support professional development and communication among members of the Visual Resources Association in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Mid-Atlantic Chapter Co-chairs:
Jeannine Keefer, University of Richmond, VA
Jodi Hoover, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Henry VIII & Louis XIV Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 7 - New England Chapter

The New England Chapter of the Visual Resources Association was founded in 2003.  The chapter meets twice a year, in the spring and fall, for educational programming, chapter business, and cultural activities related to our field.  Membership is open to any VRA member in good standing, including those outside New England.

New England Chapter Chair:  Jen Green, Plymouth State University


Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Blu Bar: Cocktail, Martini Lounge Pfister Hotel, 23rd floor, 424 East Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 8 - Four Corners Chapter Interest Group / Local Planning for 2015 Denver Conference

Are you interested in participating in a Four Corners area chapter, or helping to plan the local portion of the 2015 VRA conference in Denver?  Then this is where you'll want to be!


Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Mirror Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

4:35pm

Regional Chapter Meeting 9 - Midwest Chapter
The Chapter is established to further research and education in the visual resources profession and to promote a spirit of cooperation among regional members of the profession. The purposes of this chapter are to establish a continuing forum for communication of information and ideas, and for advancement of matters of mutual interest to the membership.

Midwest Chapter Chair: Jacob Esselstrom, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Friday March 14, 2014 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Kennedy Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

5:30pm

Summer Educational Institute (SEI) Reunion
Reunite with your SEI colleagues and raise a toast to this joint project of VRA and ARLIS/NA as it embarks on its 11th year! Previous attendees of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management as well as instructors, co-chairs, implementation team members, and sponsors are welcome to attend. If you are thinking about registering for a future SEI or hosting SEI at your institution someday, this event is also for you! Join us on the 23rd floor of the Pfister at Blu Bar for conversation, cocktails, and the terrific view of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan.


Friday March 14, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Blu Bar: Cocktail, Martini Lounge Pfister Hotel, 23rd floor, 424 East Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI

5:30pm

Visual Resources Association Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception

The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation is looking forward to celebrating their donors’ support and generosity at a reception in the Blu Bar on the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel.

By invitation only.


Friday March 14, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Blu Bar: Cocktail, Martini Lounge Pfister Hotel, 23rd floor, 424 East Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI

6:30pm

Friday Evening Drink ‘n’ Draw with Stephanie Barenz

Unwind from the day’s serious business by joining your colleagues for a lively social evening in the "Brewer's Deck" on the main floor of the nearby Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.  Following appetizers with unlimited beer and wine from our open bar, enjoy a unique creative experience as the Pfister Hotel’s Artist-in-Residence, Stephanie Barenz, guides us in creating “Cadavre exquis” collaborations using a variety of artistic media and materials.  Food, drink, and (non-competitive) conviviality – you definitely will want to join in the fun!

Duration: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Cost: $25

Spots available for this event at the conference registration desk.

Admission includes open bar (i.e. free and unlimited) for wine and beer from 6:30-7:30, plus appetizers.

[Note:  Event price does not include transportation.  The Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is located at 740 N Plankinton Ave #1, an easy 5-minute walk from the Pfister Hotel.]

 



Friday March 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rockbottom Restaurant & Brewery 740 N. Plankinton, Milwaukee, WI

8:00pm

Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) Night Out
An informal "Dutch treat" social outing that provides emerging professionals an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss conference sessions and form new professional relationships.

Swingin' Door Exchange  ·  219 E Michigan St. Milwaukee, WI 53202  ·  (414) 276-8150  ·  
Located in the Mackie Building on Michigan St – between Broadway & Water;
below the Grain Exchange.  |  Map & Directions  

Friday March 14, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Swingin' Door Exchange 219 E Michigan St. Milwaukee, WI
 
Saturday, March 15
 

7:30am

Leadership Breakfast
By invitation only.

This invitation-only breakfast is a chance for the VRA Leadership (including Committee Chairs, Chapter Chairs, Board Appointees, VRA Past-Presidents, VRA Executive Board) to gather and discuss organization matters and interests.  The VRAF President is also cordially invited to attend.

Saturday March 15, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
The Rouge, Lobby level Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

7:45am

Tour: Milwaukee Riverwalk Walking Tour

Join Jacob Esselstrom (and his brother Luther) for a tour through Milwaukee's history as we take a morning stroll along the city’s Riverwalk.

This tour will cover a little bit of everything including a look at Milwaukee’s public art, architecture, and stops at some of the more historic sites in the city. You will hear many tales of old Milwaukee including the legend of the Bridge War of 1845, ghost stories of the Historic Third Ward, and the story of Gertie the Duck. There may even be a special appearance by Arthur Fonzarelli!

Everyone welcome!


Saturday March 15, 2014 7:45am - 8:30am
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

8:00am

Registration and Hospitality
Saturday March 15, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Session 11, Brave New World Cataloging: Using RDF and Linked Open Data for the Semantic Web
ORGANIZER: Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University

MODERATOR:  Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden

PRESENTERS:
  • Trish Rose-Sandler, Center for Biodiversity Informatics, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Jeffrey Mixter, Kent State University Research Support
  • Georgina Goodlander, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Patricia Harpring, Getty Vocabulary Program, Getty Research Institute

RDF (Resource Description Format) and LOD (Linked Open Data) are two key components in the ongoing development of the Semantic Web (the structured linking of web-based information to enable users anywhere to find, share, and combine information more easily). Although we are used to working in information silos much of the time, the Semantic Web can allow data to be discovered, shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. The speakers will demonstrate how our existing data (from both VR collections and museums) can be transformed to the RDF format; how the effort can be shared in a community; and how LOD will affect and expand the tools we use daily to provide controlled vocabulary terms.
Endorsed by the VRA Data Standards Committee

Saturday March 15, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom West, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

9:05am

Session 12, For Us, It’s Personal: Individual Digital Archiving and the Visual Resources Profession
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Zoe Waldron, The New York Public Library

PRESENTERS:
  • Cinda May, Indiana State University & Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project
  • Zoe Waldron, The New York Public Library
  • Jason Miller, University of California, Berkeley
  • Molly Tighe, The Mattress Factory Museum

In this session, four visual resources professionals will discuss how they are making an impact in the realm of personal digital archiving in the arts and humanities. Some of the questions to be addressed: How much, and what kind of attention should we give to the ever-growing area of personal digital archives? How can we best support artists, photographers, families, and communities in creating, managing, and preserving their digital archives? How can we assist faculty members in managing their large archives of artwork and scholarship?  How can we advocate for the long-term access, preservation, and stewardship of individual digital collections? How do we handle large acquired image collections? What kinds of cross-institutional projects are most effective, and how do we get those going?

Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Chapter.

Saturday March 15, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Grand Ballroom Central, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

10:30am

Coffee Break
Sponsored in part by:
  • ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter
  • VRA Greater New York Chapter
  • VRA Midwest Chapter
  • VRA New England Chapter
  • VRA Southeast Chapter

Saturday March 15, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Foyer, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

11:30am

Closing speaker: Matthew Israel, Director, The Art Genome Project at Artsy

Matthew Israel is an art historian (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University).

Currently he is the Director of The Art Genome Project at Artsy (Artsy.net).

His book on American artists’ political engagement during the Vietnam War, Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War, was published in July 2013 by University of Texas Press.

Matthew has taught modern and contemporary art history as well as critical reading and writing at New York University; Parsons, The New School for Design; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

He has also written articles for Art in America, Artforum, Frieze and ARTnews and contributed to books and catalogues for The College Art Association, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Cheim & Read Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Additionally, Matthew has worked as the Administrator at the Peter Hujar Archive, the Director of Operations at The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation and as a research or press consultant for the New Museum, the Art Spaces Archives Project, Matthew Marks Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.


Saturday March 15, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Central, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:30pm

Workshop 4: Ahead of the Curve: Analyzing and Using the Horizon Report
PRESENTERS: 
  • Elizabeth Schaub, University of Texas at Austin
  • Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis

Since 2004, the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report has identified key trends and challenges regarding emerging technologies and their use in higher education. This seminal report provides detailed and valuable information that can serve to inform image management professionals about how to prepare--and plan strategically--to effectively address the rapidly shifting technological landscape. This dynamic and interactive workshop will provide a framework for participants to review and discuss the trends identified in the report, assess initiatives that incorporate the identified emerging technologies, reflect these emerging trends in their own strategic goals, and brainstorm strategies for forwarding and applying these ideas at their own institutions.

Free / Limited to 30 participants
To reserve your spot, register at VRA 32 Conference web site beginning December 6.

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Taft & McKinley Rooms, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:30pm

Workshop 5: Proposing and Moderating Conference Content
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College

PRESENTERS:

  • Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College
  • Maureen Burns, IMAGinED
  • Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University

This workshop aims to inspire and guide participants to get more directly involved in conferences, both VRA and other related conferences, such as ARLIS, MCN, ALA or SAA. Developing the conference programming skills of our full membership will help us to build upon and diversify our own conference programming as a professional association. The workshop will provide practical advice and encouragement for individuals to take advantage of the opportunity to share their work with colleagues, and engage in professional development through the networking, negotiating and planning that goes into a great conference program.

The workshop will explore conference programming in several ways. First, it will introduce types of conference programming and calls for proposals across several VR related professional conference (including ARLIS, MCN, and others). Second, it will outline a set of best practices for building a conference proposal, and allow participants work time and brainstorming with workshop leaders. Third, our speakers will provide tips for a successful panel, workshop, user group, academic paper “performance” in the actual conference setting. Finally, the workshop leaders will discuss the importance of and opportunities for publishing using conference presentations as a source of material.
Endorsed by the Education Committee

Free / Limited to 30 participants
To reserve your spot, register at VRA 32 Conference web site beginning December 6.

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Kennedy & Roosevelt Rooms, 7th floor

1:30pm

Workshop 6: Introduction to Omeka
PRESENTERS:
  • Jason Miller, University of California, Berkeley
  • Meghan Musolff, University of Michigan
  • Susan Jane Williams, Independent Cataloger and Consultant

Are you totally new to Omeka and want to test-drive it? Are you a beginning user who would like to know more about its capabilities and possible uses? This workshop will explore both the Omeka.net (free, hosted) and the Omeka.org (free, to install on your own server) versions. The instructors will demo Omeka.net, and also cover what is involved with a full local server installation. Plug-ins, mapping and loading data, and customization will be covered. There will be time at the end to brainstorm about workflow scenarios and uses of Omeka by VR managers, as well as by faculty and students. There will be documentation and access to a test collection "sandbox" after the conference.

Free / Limited to 35 participants
To reserve your spot, register at VRA 32 Conference web site beginning December 6.

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom West, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

1:45pm

Tour: Lakefront Brewery

After the regular conference program concludes, why not join your VRA colleagues for the classic Milwaukee brewery tour?  Our guided visit to Lakefront Brewery will demonstrate how beer is made, all the way from raw materials to finished product.  And of course, the tour includes multiple opportunities to sample different varieties of that finished product (with non-alcoholic options also available).

Duration:  1:45 - 4:00 PM (includes round-trip motor coach transportation from hotel)

Cost: $25

Spots available for this tour at the conference registration desk.


Saturday March 15, 2014 1:45pm - 4:00pm
Hotel Lobby Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
 
Sunday, March 16
 

8:00am

VRA Executive Board Meeting II

Sunday March 16, 2014 8:00am - 2:00pm
Mirror Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI