Call for Papers: VRA Bulletin Special Issue

Dear VRA Members:

I will be guest editing a special issue of the VRA Bulletin in Spring 2008 on “Digital Collaborations.” I am intentionally making this an open call for abstracts for paper proposals to get as wide a range of articles on as many different topics as possible, both within the arts and humanities disciplines and beyond.

The broad question that I am asking is:

How are digital image collections now working or being implemented across the larger environment, either within one institution or between institutions?

I am interested in substantive articles from the collage/university, library, private/commercial sector, and museum communities.

Papers may address digital collaborations within cross-campus, multi-campus, single and multi-institution, commercial image consortia, library consortia, environments.

Topics that may be addressed are image database development, metadata issues, institution-wide image delivery, user issues, user and staff training programs, funding and staffing issues, personal collection access and delivery, commercial collections, image/text/audio/video collections, etc.

Please submit a one-page abstract of your paper proposal to me via e-mail by August 1, 2007 ( Final articles should be between 2,500-4,000 words, not counting illustrations. Final papers will be due by December 31, 2007.

Thank you,

John J. Taormina
Director, Visual Resources Center
Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Duke University
Box 90764
112 East Duke Building
Durham NC 27708-0764

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